Our Mission

The Supply activates urban slum youth to create the cities of tomorrow through service learning.


We are intentional with the word “activate” because we believe that we are merely unlocking the potential that already exists in our students.

Cities of Tomorrow

We believe that eradication and demolition are not the solution. Instead, in-situ, bottom up, inclusive solutions like ours will make slums the cities of tomorrow.

Service Learning

Service learning is at the crux of our work and theory of change. Though a new concept for the context we work with, we believe it’s a game changer.

Why it Matters

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 is 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.

Core Values

Our core values drive our beliefs, attitudes, and everyday decisions.

The communities we work with actively shape the definitions and frameworks that we work within. We believe that they can and will drive the changes.
The youth and communities we work with are not test subjects nor donor recipients. We will treat them as we would treat each other – as friends and family.
We will never affiliate solely with any religious, political, or social group and remain autonomous in making decisions that benefit our children and communities.
We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions and new theories of change for and with children and our served communities.
We believe that scope is more important than scale, focusing heavily on prototyping and piloting, refining our work and ensuring that we are responsible for successfully completing the projects and programs we start.
We demand excellent work, striving to create and maintain an excellent organization that demands excellence from those we work closely with.
We are committed to creating solutions that are community initiated, community-focused, and ultimately sustained by the community.
Our work is fruitless without measurable results. Program design and the monitoring and evaluation of our programs will be a critical component of our work. We will base the success of our organization on data-driven results, program effectiveness, and mission-related impacts.
We will commit ourselves to investing heavily in needs assessments and research to ensure that our work is relevant and impactful to the communities we serve.
We take personal responsibility for using our financial resources and gifts effectively, being fine stewards of the donations and grants that our organization receives, and staying accountable to our donors, grantees, and supporters.
We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behavior; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interest of the people we serve. In addition, we aspire to convey, without exaggeration, accurate depictions of the work we do and the people we serve.
We will never discriminate against color, religion, and or sexual orientation, ever.
We can and will always aspire to learn more about our communities, our children, and how we can become the most effective organization possible.