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Arigatou International office opens in Nairobi, Kenya

Arigatou International – Nairobi to serve as GNRC Secretariat, and will be home to the Interfaith Initiative to End Child PovertyThe work of establishing the Arigatou International – Nairobi office has been finalized and the staffing completed. The office will serve as the GNRC’s global secretariat and will also be home to the Interfaith Initiative to End Child Poverty which was launched during the GNRC Fourth Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in June 2012.

Arigatou International – Nairobi is staffed by a dedicated and passionate new team that will help in the implementation of two of the four initiatives of Arigatou International—the Global Network of Religions for Children and the new initiative to eradicate child poverty.

The director of the new office is Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali, who also serves as the Secretary General of the Global Network of Religions for Children. The Arigatou International – Nairobi office is located at Crawford Business Park, State House Road in Nairobi.

The following staff members are currently hard at work at Arigatou International – Nairobi: Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali (Secretary General, GNRC and Director, Arigatou International – Nairobi), Rev. Fred Nyabera (Director, Interfaith Initiative to End Child Poverty), Mr. Mohammad Belall Maudarbux (Network and Programs Manager, GNRC), Ms. Florence Omtokoh (Executive Secretary, Arigatou International – Nairobi), Ms. Miriam Rubino (GNRC Youth Coordinator), Mr. Lokaale Kabarach Yasin (Accountant and Finance Assistant), Mr. Abdul Swamad Alawi (Administrative Assistant) Ms. Shillah Memusi (Intern,  Administration), Stacy Ndung’u (Intern, Communications) and Ms. Joyce Owiyo (Office Attendant). Biographies of each of them are available in English here.

The other offices of Arigatou International are located in Geneva, Switzerland (for the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children) and in New York, USA (for the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children).

You can contact Arigatou International – Nairobi at:
Tel:    +254 20 2573920/1
Mobile:  + 254 733 945 972 / +254 705 320 970
Email address: secretarygeneral(at)gnrc.net
Websites:   www.gnrc.net | www.arigatouinternational.org

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Nairobi's Crawford Business Park, home to the Arigatou International - Nairobi office