Background and Overview.

UHAI Centre was initiated and started providing services in 2011. We have been offering rehabilitation and counseling services to all Kenyans regardless of ethnic, religious, age and socio-economic background. We have partnered with the National and County Government, Non Governmental Organizations’, Civil Society Organizations (CSO), Corporate organizations’, Religious institutions, Education institutions and caregivers in ensuring sober and productive societies. This initiative began by voluntarily visiting public primary schools, church youth groups and occasional rites of passage (initiation) events to pass information on effects of substance abuse and has since formed a strong synergy and collaboration to address anti-social challenges among them substance abuse.
UHAI is an acronym of United by Health and Agriculture Improvement; UHAI also mean life in Swahili, a language commonly used in East and parts of Central Africa.

This initiative was founded by Edwin Gitau Kibe:-
Edwin the founder and director of UHAI Centre is a successful recovering alcoholic (after over 10 years of alcohol abuse) whose life has changed tremendously. Upon recovery in 2011, he realized that many were affected and stigmatized; he underwent rigorous professional training conducted by NACADA in collaboration with NAADAC. He eventually graduated as a certified addiction professional in 2014.
In the year 2015, he pursued a M.A. degree in Project Planning and Management at the University of Nairobi and graduated in 2017. This has equipped him with skills, which have helped him run a successful project in tackling the menace of alcohol and substance abuse in the community.
Today, Edwin is a Certified Addictions Professional, a consultant on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Persons with Substance Use Disorders (PSUD’s); Edwin is a member and Country Director Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA), International Society for Substance Use Disorders (ISSUP), Addiction Prevention and Rehabilitation Association of Kenya (APRAK), World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) and Kenya Certification for Addiction Counselors – NACADA. Edwin, shares his testimony of successfully surviving alcohol addiction in the links below.
His story has touched and transformed many lives among, persons with substance use disorders, youths, school going children using preventive communication and motivational mentorship; a programme that he runs successfully in Kenya.

Research has revealed that drug use, including alcohol and cigarettes is beginning early in life; children are experimenting with the vices as young as 10 years old, and many middle scholars have had their first taste of alcohol and or drugs before leaving school. This has largely been contributed by knowledge gaps on effects of these vices;
UHAI Centre intends to fill the gap!
To further the war on alcohol and drugs, Edwin has authored and published two resource information books “Surviving an Addiction” and “Parenting for Positive Futures” available in bookstores countrywide

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