About Us - Background

The Karibu Education Centre has been serving the local community for over 30 years. It was originally founded as the Abeng Centre by the Rev. Tony Ottey in the 1970s and operated as an education provider, offering supplementary schooling and youth services to local children. We re-launched under a new name, Karibu, (and new management) in 2003.


Our motto is excellence through education – we work with children and their families to help them to realise their goals. We run a range of services for Lambeth’s young people, including a youth club, a Saturday supplementary school, and pre and after school drop-ins and holiday schemes. For full details of our charitable activities, please click 'Our Projects' from the left menu.


We also help people from across the community to celebrate and commemorate important life events by providing the hire of our facilities. Over 10 000 people per year use our facilities for a variety of different functions, including weddings, funerals, birthdays and business meetings.



7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH
Tel: 44 (0)20 7733 9423

Mobile: 44 (0)7483 128 448

Mobile: 44 (0)7483 128 449

Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England & Wales No. 2529000 - Registered Charity No. 1023182.

                                                       Karibu is a Swahili word for Welcome

About Us
> Our Philosophy
> The Future
Our Projects
> Supplementary School
> Alternative Education Programme
> Youth Club
> Breakfast Club / After-School Club / Holiday Schemes
> Community Activities
Our Supporters
Karibu in the Press
Calendar of Events
Support Us
Hiring the Centre
> Prices and Times