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.
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!
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Picasa photos of Kibera
YouTube interview with Mizuka's first trainers
Mizuka's Brand New Blog Site
Picasa photos of Voices of Africa projects