We are on a mission to transform urban slums through service learning.

Over one billion people live in urban slums, and that number will grow to three billion within twenty-five years; a majority of these dwellers often go unrecognized by the government, denied of their basic human rights. Unfortunately, today’s traditional aid methods are outdated, and current public policies of evictions and eradication are inhumane and unjust. So, what’s the solution? We believe that an activated youth movement catalyzed by service learning will bring attention to the urban slums, prove that they can be the cities of tomorrow, and ultimately create long-lasting change. 





We vet all of our low-cost private schools and school leadership to ensure that we share similar visions, values, and goals and invite them into our network. The three criteria that we base our decision on is financial sustainability, academic performance, and community impact.

See Our Current School Network


Once selected to be part of our network, teachers, students, and directors are invited to an annual teacher training program (called SLUMS Labs) for the SLUMS Curriculum. In addition, we have regular trainings to build local capacity and collaboratively identify ways to best integrate SLUMS into their educational programming.


The directors and teachers implement the SLUMS Curriculum and submit weekly digital reports  on their activities. Each month, directors and teachers are provided monthly incentives (~$8 USD) for successful implementation and also qualify for an end of year incentive of $120 USD.


Our local team monitors all of the activities and helps teachers and directors refine their lesson plans and SLUMS implementation strategies.


We are currently proving our model with low-cost private schools in the Dagoretti, Lenana, Mathare, Kibera, Huruma, and Kayole slums of Nairobi.

After our proof of concept, we are looking to scale our work across East Africa and other regions.

Slums are the Cities of Tomorrow

70% of Nairobi's urban population live in slums. By 2050, nearly 90% of the world's urban population will live in slums. The urgency of this issue? The numbers speak for themselves.

Global Threats

Slums, left untouched, can become a major threat to global security and stability. Environmental and health hazards and global terrorism activity are quickly emerging from slums.

All Lives Matter

Urban slums and the human rights violations are an issue that often goes ignored by mass media and the public. The consensus is that World Cup stadiums matter more than the lives of slum dwellers.