A tree of hope in Nairobi‘s slums

In Mukuru Slum, Nairobi art boys have done a mosaics tree where community members join regularly alone to leave messages or in groups to discuss issues of Health and other issues that are emerging from the community. And the issues are a lot. Besides having heavy rains and floods, the lack of food and jobs…

More schools get involved in our awareness programs about albinism and health

Today, our local GAASPP – MMH team visited one of the schools in the neighborhood that host our community children with Albinism together with our children who have vision problems. “We taught them on hygiene, enhanced advocacy and trained the staff on how to handle children with Albinism,” explains Chrisantus our local project manager. “These…

Back to school in Kenya – or better staying at home?

Last Monday schools in Kenya re-opened. All children had to go back to school. Probably a good and not too difficult thing to do for all children from wealthier families but not so for children of the poor… The big challenge of payments Going to school means paying school fees, books, uniform. But how should…

More Urban farming and mental health in Nairobi’s slums

„My names are Dedan, Shakur, and many others. I got them from the street. I am a second born of 4 raised by a single mother. Survived in the street of Nairobi for 11yrs. With all the things that you live there: hunger, abuse of drugs, crime, indignity. Later I was rescued and taken to…

Soccer means so much …

This is Jasa Starlets (Jamaica Soccer Accademy) under 13 years team, celebrating their win during the Mukuru slums Street Soccer Tournament. This is an event that has been bringing various children and youths from the vast Mukuru Slum together to showcase their talent on football. „This is a way to bring the community of young…

Masks and beans for the poor – difficult situation in the slums

In Mukuru slums , Nairobi, the situation is really bad. “Children are at the verge of dying due to hunger. Three children died in the neighborhood,” says Francis, our local partner and social entrepreneur who in the past weeks had already organized a lot of soap making and mask production as part of our Making…

…and who cares about them?

Kenya, 10 June 2020. There are 2989 confirmed infections officially registered. The lockdown of the last weeks had many consequences: many informal jobs got lost. Lack of money, lack of means to protect themselves, more people suffering from hunger. Children are begging and who is not successful looks for food in the garbage places. Launch…

Awareness campaigns in slum areas

“We are continuing with community sensitization and Covid19 awareness in the slum. We are making use of social media platforms, from various groups within the informal settlement, community Radio station and also door to door in order to reach out to as many households as possible. Happy that out of the 13 sectors we have…