Wanny Angerer in Moving Cultures is using music and dance therapy as a core element, to send a message of transformation in different communities. Our reporter Jimmy Kitiro spent time in Magoso Primary School, Kibera to bring us this story.
‘Changing faces in Dandora’. We speak with Sylvan Ayiecha, chairman of Tunawiri Self Help Group. Dandora has the name of the biggest dumpsite in the world, but it is time to make a change. Instead of idling around, the youth are volunteering to clean their spaces in the neighborhoods. They clean trenches, paint the houses, gates and schoolyards in fresh […]
Collecting human waste in the slums is a daily challenge for slum people. The government is not providing good sanitation solutions. Every day the collectors push their carts through the muddy streets, unprotected. They can only dump the waste straight into the sewers coming in Nairobi river. It is causing a great health risk. Recently there […]
Sanitation and hygiene are amongst the biggest problems in the informal settlements of Nairobi, with their flying toilets, the lack of clean water and unsafe places for children. This 99th episode shows that through sport and ballgames like ‘clean hands race’, or ‘world toilet cup’ the children in the slums can learn at early age about sanitation and […]
School for life! Youth like Jacinta and her young entrepreneurs club members at Wangu Primary School learn a lot from producing and selling their own soap. And there are benefits for all: a profit, a clean school, clean hands and a lot of good skills for future life. Your reporter is Ursula.
As the sun sinks the tin latrine comes to life in Majengo slums. With more than 15.000 people only one public toilet is open day and night. People are forced to use tins as latrines, stuffed under the bed. Or use plastic bags, known as ‘flying toilets’. It lowers your dignity, but you are forced […]
Lack of sanitary pads means no school for many girls in Korogocho and other slums. They loose four days school every month during menstruation. Not affording the pad they stay home out of embarrassment. It leads to low self esteem and poor grades. So it is a good project to distribute pads among girls. Your reporter […]