Kibera is Africa's largest slum and there is no infrastructure. High illiteracy and low education leads to poverty and disease. Voices Of Africa is creating an educational internet mesh for community empowerment for all! The network will be able to be used by millions in Kibera for free for education using any devices which can access a Wifi network. VOA will provide as much equipment as possible on an installment basis to encourage youth to become self employed in sustainable businesses.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Kibera is a development nightmare. A location with no planning, no infrastructure and millions of people trying to scape by on less than $2 per day. While there are many non-governmental organizations who work in Kibera, there is no cheaply available internet or educational access. This project would not only give the NGOs more resources for their work, but will empower the people to make the changes necessary to improve their standard of living, health, and create employment opportunities.
How will this project solve this problem?
In Kibera, we will provide information resources on education, health, development and human rights for free while providing extremely cheap internet access to almost 2 million people. Mizuka Youth Group will lead the implementation. Mizuka is current doing community outreach through social enterprise projects such as chicken and rabbit rearing, gunny bag gardens, a football team, and a community garbage collection and recycling program. Together we will deliver education for all!
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will bring education to a community where many live in extreme poverty and die from a lack of knowledge. We aim to empower the people to Kibera to create sustainable solutions to the development obstacles which block their progress. Thousands of youth will gain employment, skills, and education, children will learn to use technology younger. New ideas will blossom and grow into sustainable enterprises. Mizuka and VOA plan to change the future for the entire Kibera community.
Total Funding Received to Date: $370
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $370 . The original project funding goal was $30,000.