ALARM was registered as a Non–Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya in September 1999. ALARM Kenya started its independent functions as ALARM country office in 2005. It does function under the overall ALARM organizational vision of “Africa without violent tribal and religious conflicts.”
In 2018, ALARM Kenya was assessed and successful received accreditation, becoming a charter member of Africa Council for Accreditation and Accountability (AfCAA). AfCAA’s mission is to bring public trust in churches, Christian Non-Profits, and Christian-owned businesses through awareness raising, advocacy, and accreditation in compliance with biblical standards.
About ALARM Kenya
ALARM Kenya develops servant leaders in the Kenyan Church and community who reconcile and transform lives affected by conflict and injustice. ALARM 2016-2020 Strategic Plan guides the focus and the operations of ALARM Kenya. The issues in the country lies in leadership and governance.
ALARM Kenya therefore, works with leaders, training them in servant leadership and governance, challenging them to focus on the well-being of the whole community. True community transformation and nation-building can be achieved by and with servant leaders who respect humanity and seek to serve them.
ALARM Kenya has trained staff who work with church and community leaders in providing knowledge, tools and skills needed to change the narratives of different families, communities and the nation of Kenya.
Mathare youth training and mentorship
Thematic Areas and Programs Strategy
- Servant Leadership Development: Through training workshops and conferences ALARM trains church leaders, women, youth, community leaders and local government officials, in principles of servant leadership, good governance, mentorship, appreciating diversity and community initiatives. In addition, ALARM targets untrained leaders in church to build their capacity in servant leadership through a three-year spaced program tailored to meet the needs of the target groups.
- Peace Building, Justice and Reconciliation: ALARM equips Church leaders, government and community leaders, women and youth, with skills and knowledge in their roles in peacebuilding, understanding conflict, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, mediation, biblical forgiveness, reconciliation, human rights, trauma healing and social justice.
- Community Transformation: At the root of ALARM’s economic empowerment initiatives is the desire to break the cycle of poverty while encouraging and facilitating reconciliation from tribal, denominational, religious, gender conflicts, among others. Lives and communities are transformed and developed when, leaders (both men and women), women, men, and youth are equipped with skills and knowledge. They are later facilitated to address socio economic challenges through individual and communal projects for sustainable livelihood and social co-existence.
Emali PLTI program
- ALARM Kenya has trained leaders in the church, community, civil society and schools.
- Through ALARM’S Leadership Training Institute, ALARM Kenya has graduated 108 pastors in Western Kenya and Coastal regions.
- One of ALARM’S key areas is to build the capacity of church and community leaders who then become agents of change and reconciliation in their communities as they address the issues that affect the people.
- To further achieve this, ALARM Kenya has also conducted leadership training conferences in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kilifi, Kericho, Nyeri, Kakamega, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kiambu (Limuru), Machakos, Baringo and Kajiado Counties.
- ALARM Kenya continues to develop servant leaders in the African church and community.
PLTI participants listening keenly
Peace, Justice and Reconciliation Department
- ALARM Kenya has extensive peacebuilding experience in Kenya, including responding to the post-election violence of 2007/8 and promoting peaceful elections in 2013.
- In early 2008, ALARM, in conjunction with the Hope for Kenya forum, facilitated dialogues and trainings with key church and community leaders across the then eight provinces in the country.
- Through this, reconciliation and commitment to unity was witnessed among the ethnic communities in those provinces that were politically divided. ALARM worked in the Mt. Elgon region in 2009-2014 to address the Sabaot Land Defence Force conflict, which contributed to the return of calmness to the area.
- In 2012-2014, ALARM intervened in an ethno-political conflict in Tana River, which involved providing hundreds of people in IDP camps with humanitarian support, food and clothing.
- ALARM Kenya has also facilitated trauma healing sessions to the affected people. ALARM has worked in the northern coastal region to address religious intolerance and violent extremism. Targeting the religious, community and learning institutions in Mtwapa and Bamburi areas, ALARM has facilitated interfaith dialogues which have helped the communities to engage each other in discussions for the purpose of peaceful co-existence.
- In 2013 and 2017, ALARM Kenya organized peace forums for the youth in ‘hot spots’ areas in Kenya such as Kibera, Mathare, Nairobi as a way of discouraging them from engaging in political violence.
- Organizing Christian Lawyers and other professionals’ forums, sensitizing them to be the voice of the voiceless and actively taking their role in peacebuilding and harmonious coexistence, is one other achievement that ALARM Kenya continues to build on.
- In 2019-2020, ALARM Kenya conducted training in Mombasa aimed at teaching the youth on prevention of violent conflicts and mentoring young leaders. Together with Mombasa lawyers ALARM Kenya administered legal aid training to 78 juveniles at Likoni Children Remand Home in Mombasa.
Community Transformation Department:
- The Community Transformation projects that ALARM Kenya has undertaken are in Malindi, Ilmamen (Kajiado), Limuru, Webuye and three informal settlements in Nairobi.
- Through poverty reduction program in Malindi and Kilifi, 106 families have been positively changed as a result of the goats and cows that they received through ALARM Kenya.
- There was low literacy and virtually no involvement of women in community activities Ilmamen region of Kajiado County. By conducting leadership development and literacy classes, ALARM Kenya saw the women in this region not only learn how to read and write, but also courageously take up leadership roles in the community.
- Women, girls and children are mostly affected during violent conflicts, and ALARM Kenya has, in Kibera, Ngomongo and Mathare slums, facilitated groups of young girls and women to acquire business skills that have and continues to help them have decent livelihoods.
- In response to the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020, ALARM Kenya offered humanitarian support to 70 beneficiaries in Kibera among the vulnerable young single mothers and households adversely affected by the pandemic repercussions.
Breaking Barriers For Young Single Mothers (BBYSM) ladies after making cakes at a hall