Anglican Development Services Eastern rebranded in the year 2014 from Ukamba Christian community Services (UCCS) and is the development agency of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Dioceses of Machakos, Kitui, Makueni and Garisa. Administratively, these Dioceses fall under Kitui, Makueni, Machakos and Garrisa Counties respectively. ADSE was started way back in 1987 as a department of the church until its formal registration as a Company limited by guarantee in 2003, number C.103754 as Ukamba Christian Community Services which rebranded in July 2014 to ADSE with a new registration no. CPR/2013/125883.
The Vision of ADSE is “Empowered communities enjoying secure and sustainable livelihoods”.
ADSE Mission is “To empower communities through participatory processes based on Christian principles to achieve quality life”.
The overall goal of ADSE is “To facilitate communities to realize secure livelihoods characterized by adequate food supply, potable water, stable incomes, resilience to climate change, eco-climate and Mainstreaming issues of child protection, disability, HIV/Aids and gender”.
ADSE is involved in ensuring improved livelihoods through integrated initiatives i.e. Water Hygiene and sanitation; Environmental Conservation; Health; Agriculture; Advocacy and Social development which are dependent on each other as they impact on food security and climate change.
In discharging its core function of facilitating communities to secure livelihoods, we are guided by the following core values;
- Trust worthy
- Care and Love
- Commitment and Professionalism
- Stewardship, Transparency and Accountability