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.