The first Kibera Clean Team clean-up launched in April. The project started at Katwekera, Kenya, a section of the Kibera slum. The students plan to sustain it by distributing a dustbin at every plot and collecting the trash thrice a week, cooperating with the local waste management company to collect trash. They will be visiting schools to educate students and pupils on how to maintain cleanliness.
The Peace of Mind Pop-Up Library project was designed to implement a quality community pop-up library called Peace of Mind Pop-Up Library with a mission to impact students from the slum of Kibera in Kenya. The students’ aim is to create a conducive learning environment to all learners. Students of all ages benefitted from the inaugural pop-up library in April.
The Girls' Empowerment Project entails educating young girls from poor backgrounds who have dropped out of school. The students will visit different local areas and offer trauma healing counseling and a computer science and entrepreneurship training program. This will help them to acquire skills to better their lives even though they have dropped out of school.
Victor Odhiambo brought AYANA's Youth Innovation Lab to Kenya, and we are grateful for his hard work in leading students through the process and overseeing the funding we provided. Learn more about Garden of Hope Foundation here: gardenofhopefoundation.org.