Education
 Kenya
Project #7811

Empower and educate youth in Kibera using ICT!

by Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development

Summary

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.
$370.00
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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!

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.voicesofafrica.org
Picasa photos of Kibera
YouTube interview with Mizuka's first trainers
Mizuka's Brand New Blog Site
Picasa photos of Voices of Africa projects

Organization Information

Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.voicesofafrica.org
Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development
Project Leader:
Crystal Kigoni
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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