Soweto East Initiative was formed by passionate youth who sought to engage other young people in the community towards development and alternative means to create income and promote cohesion among the many ethnic groups living in the community. They aim to promote the wellbeing of the members of people in Kibera through equipping and encouraging the youths to be independent and responsible members of society. They enthusiastically work to create equal opportunities of exposure and employment for youth.
The group’s memorable activities currently revolve around five programs: 1. Economic Empowerment; 2. Talent Nurturing; 3. Health; 4. Education; 5. Environment. The most outstanding is Talent Nurturing, where they organize for a monthly event called “Talanta Mauzo,” which loosely translates to Talent Exhibition. They host youth, especially ones from different slums, who showcase their talent within a selected theme such as peacebuilding. They have also joined partner organizations in environmental clean-ups. Their future plan is to have a stable platform for youth to serve their communities according to their gifts and respective interests.
Chairperson Brian Chacha Mwita
30115 – 00100 Nairobi Kenya