Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) is a Kenyan not for profit non-governmental organization registered in Kenya in 1993.
Fully Kenyan and independent, the organization is inspired by Shri Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar; an Indian Guru and Philosopher who in 1965 sought to help victims of disasters that regularly hit the Indian sub-continent.
AMURT aims to improve health care, education, empower the youth with skills, foster entrepreneurial spirit and support initiatives that seek to preserve environment.
As of 2022, we have presence in 13 counties. Our core values are key to our identity and focus. They include:
To help improve the quality of life of poor and marginalized people through implementing a responsive health care system, inculcating human values, and improving the economic status of the communities we serve.
To see a liberated, harmonious, resourceful society framed with fraternity, love, and mutual respect guarantees a fair and healthier world.
We are a Kenyan organization – registered in the country in 1993 as a local not for profit Non-Governmental Organization. We possess demonstrated experience and capacity in implementing programs that seek to improve human condition and advance socio-economic development with proven impact. Since inception, we have successfully implemented over 20 in fields that include humanitarian relief, health, education and environmental sustainability.
Our 120 staff, presence in 13 counties, a visionary management team and a modest portfolio of donors and partners attest to our fast-growing stature.
We fully comply with statutory and donor requirements – our current donor portfolio include the Embassy of Japan, USAID, UKAID, Global Fund and Comic Relief. We also enjoy working relations with national and local government; and co-implementing partners especially the University of Nairobi. For a full statement, download it here.
28+ years’ experience in institutional development, health care management, education support, youth and community development. Holds MBA and BHMS.
20+ years’ experience in clinical and public health interventions. Holds MSc Public Health, MB, ChB.
15+ years technical experience in design, implementation and of health programs. Holds B.A in Sociology; and M.A in Project Planning and Management.
15+ years’ experience in development sector in East Africa South Sudan and Somalia. Holds MBA in Finance Accounting and member – ICPAK
13+ years’ experience in development sector. Holds MBA in Human Resource Management; and member; Institute of Human Resource Management.
10+ years’ experience in M&E field. Holds BSc. in Business Information Technology; and Advanced Diploma in Business Information Technology.
+10 years’ experience in designing, implementing and monitoring development programs in fields that include health, education and gender empowerment. Holds BA Psychology.
12 + years’ experience in programs focusing on building communities’ capacities to respond to public health needs. Holds BSc. Environmental Health; and M.A. Project Planning and Management.
Oversees policy implementation, financial and management responsibilities at program and service levels.
Board of Governors
Contributes to policy, financial and strategic direction for the organization.
Oversees management of staff, budgets and delivery of performance targets in their respective programs.
Routine service delivery to our beneficiaries in clinics and project location area
Our current annual operating budget is financed by grants from donors and internally generated resources. We intend to be more proactive and coordinated in our fundraising efforts and mobilize new sources of funding.
Safeguarding and child protection
Since our mainstay interventions target the vulnerable – orphaned children, young women; and vulnerable adults, protecting them from any form of harm is key to our objectives.
No two ways about it – at AMURT, the safety of our beneficiaries is key. We always endeavor to create and thrive in an environment that is free from abuse and exploitation
AMURT has established diverse preventative measures that include policies and mandatory sensitization drives to ensure staff uphold highest standards of safeguarding.
Our beneficiaries are part of the process – we sensitize them on safeguarding and how they can report any breach. AMURT’s policies contain elaborate procedures for disciplinary action in case of a breach.
We run 20 projects in 10 counties spread within the Coastal, Western, Rift, Central and Nairobi regions including; Kiambu, Nairobi, Samburu, Marsabit, Siaya, Homa Bay, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu counties to achieve its strategic goal of improving health care, education, youth empowerment, improving individual and group skills on income generating activities, initiating Agro-forestry, farming and environmental sustainability projects serving over 150,000 people countrywide.