Why Amani Kibera?

KIBERA is the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya and arguably the second largest urban slum in Africa. Found approximately 5km from the city centre,it hosts a population of over 1 million inhabitants who mostly live on the edge of absolute poverty- without access to enough and balanced diet, proper shelter, electricity, water distribution and waste disposal mechanisms.

AMANI means peace in swahili and when combined, it means “PEACE IN KIBERA”.

We are dedicated to improving the social, economic and cultural values of the vast Kibera community. We achieve this by organizing sports, workshops, trainings on various skills, girl-child empowerment  and cultural activities meant for children and youth because we believe in transforming the youth to transform the society. We also seek sponsorship opportunities for children who can advance their studies and personal development for other marginal minorities such as  young single mothers and school drop-outs. We appreciate the fact that this can only be realized through the support of peaceful co-existence of  people in Kibera and society at large.

How it all started?

During the general election campaign in 2007, many Kenyan politicians were speaking ill about all the problems associated with Kibera as a slum. They blamed the locals for their living conditions which raised a lot of discord among the inhabitants. However, Young people living in Kibera refused such statements and set out into the streets to speak about the problems.

That was the time when the initiative Amani Kibera started. We co-ordinated several peace campaigns inside the slum and collected up to 10 000 signatures from people who disagreed with racial, religious, sexual and political segregation of inhabitants in Kibera. This aimed at demonstrating how important the peaceful co-existence is for the people in Kibera.

Unfortunately, after the elections in December 2007 the situation in Kenya went worse and the country experienced tribal violence and bloodshed.

Since then, Amani kibera has been devoted to carrying peace-related activities every year, that bring together people from different ethnic, social and religious backgrounds, to see the sense in living harmoniuosly with each other and the good that comes with it. Today, we strive to prevent any new violence escalation happening, especially in Kibera.

A lot has been achieved from this and the 2013 General Elections proved us right,there was no single clash anywhere in Kibera and the election was the most peaceful. We strongly hope and wish that our continued efforts and support from various stakeholders will make Kibera the most peaceful place, with social and economic development than ever before.

Our greatest achievements

Last projects

Times of Malta article on Uwezo Girl’s Empowerment

Eager to promote her social enterprise beyond Nairobi, Kenyan Mariam Tahir Abdulrahman believed the Commonwealth People’s Forum would be the ideal starting point. “I did a lot of networking and attended different sessions, which have been very inspirational. I will...

12 E-Readers Arrive at AK!

There is nothing more promising than when local community-based organizations work together, support one another, and make incredible things happen. Accessible Education, an organization based Kibera whose primary goal is to improve student achievement through the use of technology in...

International Peace Day Report

Our efforts and impacts have been formally documented in a professional report detailing our International Peace Day! Please take a look! Peace Day Report Report 2015

A Weekend of Peace

Instead of simply celebrating the UN’s International Peace Day on September 21st, we decided to make a weekend of it. And what a weekend it was! Things kicked off Friday at an event in the neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi....

Workshops for kids

The kids holiday workshop this Year run for six days, 17th to 22ndNovember. Each day was filled with activities to keep the children entertained and educated. The activities included painting, colouring, making toys from boxes, Making bracelets and story reading....

Beauty Contest

The First ever Miss Amani Kibera beauty Contest was held on the 29th November as part of the 7TH annual peace soccer tournament. After the auditions a total of 12 girls participated in the colourful event and One Miss Koffian...

7th Amani Kibera soccer tournament

Amani Kibera 7th Annual Peace Soccer Tournament was held on the 26th to 29th November 2014 amid pomp and colour. The theme for this year was UKABILA NI UJINGA, UZALENDO NI HEKIMA (TRIBALISM IS STUPIDITY, PATRIOTISM IS WISDOM). A total...

Life skils training for youth in Kibera

Amani Kibera organised a 12 week program to train the youth on life skills. It patnered with Spur Africa to provide the nessasary information the youth need in order to progress in life. Amani Kibera invited some speakers who are...

Night with Andersen

We joined the “Night with Andersen” project on 4th April 2014 as the first and only African country to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the famous Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Sleeping over with Andersen in libraries, schools...

Kid’s library opening

The long awaited kids library was finally opened by the local Member of the County Assembly, Mr David Kitavi. The library is stocked with various books that include story books for ages between 3 and 9 years. It is also...


The annual Amani Kibera workshops were held in November 2013. This time we prepared three different workshops – two for kids and one for adults. Young Journalism Club 20 kids from Kibera in age 8-15 years had the possibility take...

New Amani Kibera Community Library opens its door

On the 25th of January 2013 marked the first official day the new community library was open to the community for use after its relocation. At exactly 2.45pm, the guest of honor Mrs. Florence Ndenda cut the ribbon to mark...

Amani Kibera kindly invites you to
pray and support us financially

Bank Name: NIC Bank
Account Name: Amani Kibera Community Based Organisation
Swift Address: NINCKENA
Bank Code: 041
Account Number: 1000874457

Thank you for your support!