A study by the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in 2012 showed, for example, that in Nairobi’s urban slums, 116 girls out of every 1000 girls between 15 and 19 had given birth. Early pregnancies thwarts dreams for many teenagers who cannot afford to go back to school because they lack both financial […]
In Mukuru slums a group of youths got together to find a way to make ends meet and together they formed a community based organisation. Jitegemee Kenya Pamoja is community organisation that empowers young people, children, youth & women through Micro-Enterprises. Our reporter Everlyne Ayoo spent time with them on their Agri-business.
Street food is quite popular around the world, for Kenya, Mutura a traditional sausage is the most popular. We join our reporter Nicole Wanjiru sampling this mouth watering street food.
To venture in most professions a lot of experience is needed causing a high number of young people to face of unemployment. Our reporter Evelyne Ayoo spent time with young people who are taking working tirelessly on construction projects to gain experience.
Billian Okoth was born and raised in Mathare, from experience he knows how it is to go to school dressed in a torn uniform. Ficha Uchi is a Kiswahili phrase meaning ‘cover your nakedness’. This campaign started with an aim to provide uniforms for children in Mathare slums. Edinah Bakora brings this inspiring story.
Fanaka Arts Project through arts aims to improve the lives of children and the youths by helping them to become role models who are instrumental in the positive development of their community. Our reporter Junnan takes us through the story in Mukuru slums.
Illegal electricity taps are often the cause of treacherous fires. Like some time ago in Mukuru Kwa Reuben, Nairobi. People come home from work and find their home in ashes. Fire brigades come often late or without water. “If we had permanent houses, we could prevent such fire incidents,” one of the slum residents claims. This illegal […]