What We Do

KARIBU provides information, advice, help, support and counselling service to African and minority ethnic women and their families in Ipswich and Suffolk in general. It aims to promote awareness of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity within statutory and voluntary organisations and the larger community. KARIBU is governed by a Board of Trustees.



Karibu seeks to provide information, advice and help to African women and their families in Ipswich and Suffolk in general.



African women and their families are fully integrated in Ipswich and their cultural values are understood and appreciated.



We aim to run drop-in advice and educational sessions and emergency mother's relief aids when we do secure premises.


Our Objectives

  • to meet the specific needs of African women in response to their diverse backgrounds    
  • to help members feel at home in the United Kingdom by supporting them to access available services
  • to support and prevent underachievement by offering courses that build African women's self confidence and self assertiveness
  • to develop partnership between and across the different service providers
  • to generate publicity materials to create awareness of the availability and access to different avenues of support for African women


Members of the African Community will:

  • be able to meet socially
  • be able to freely discuss the needs of their children which include complimentary education in African culture (drumming, arts & culture) etc and to provide opportunities for this and for social interaction with each other
  • promote health advice and information
  • promote social activities in order to reach out to isolated African women and their families
  • identify ways of outreaching into our communities, in order to give something back through support, advice and opportunities