Raising Voices Phase II - Kenya

by Mathare Foundation Youth Group Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


Mathare Foundation is a community based organization that provides educational programs and mentorship for disadvantaged children and teens in one of the largest slums in Africa. Children and teens from Mathare are at incredible risk of pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, crime and prostitution. However, through hands-on training in photography, performing arts, and football, we are helping 60 boys and girls to build their confidence and discover new opportunities.

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Mathare slums is a settlement of roughly 400,000 people where a vast majority of the population live under the poverty index, in houses made up of mud and corrugated iron sheets. As in many impoverished areas, children and teens from the Mathare slum are at incredible risk of unplanned pregnancies, involvement in drugs and alcohol abuse, crime and prostitution. Children and teens make up about 50% of the population according to last census report.


Raising Voices Phase II Kenya is a continuation of our previous project that starts next year and it seeks to offer educational programs and for disadvantaged youths. We will provide hands-on training and technical workshops in subjects such as photography, performing arts, and football. With our stay-in-school programs, young boys and girls are discovering new opportunities in arts and sports.These programs are teaching - how to share as well as non-violent conflict resolution methods

Long-Term Impact

This project will equip our youth with skills that will improve livelihood by allowing them to counter poverty and earn a living. This will prepare them for the job market and build their future careers. Our aim is to create a peaceful atmosphere in the Mathare slums by showing the youth an alternative to the common path of violence. Through our programs of the arts and sport we will perpetuate a cycle of young emerging role models for years to come.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).


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Organization Information

Mathare Foundation Youth Group

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.matharefoundation.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MathareF
Project Leader:
Eric Omwanda
Nairobi, Kenya

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