Why a youth center? Why now?

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about our new proposed project that we are raising funds for through our #silentscreamchallenge campaign. Most of them have been centered on the question: “you don’t work with schools anymore?” To answer that simply, of course we still work with and desire to work with schools. But how...

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Our students grab a camera for the first time

When some of our students from the Nairobi slums grabbed a camera for the first time, this happened.

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What We’ve Been Up To

  In the early stages of The Supply, I remember hearing how painful and taxing “international development” was and how mission drift was a constantly lurking danger. About a couple months ago, I finally started to feel this creep in slowly. International development emerged from the rich masking the accumulation of greater power through aid...

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Short Term Needs with a Long Term Plan

At the start of our campaign, we wrote a letter stating the urgency of this campaign and the importance of this fundraising season. We’re awaiting our second injection of funding early next year from a large grant we received; in the meanwhile are/were seeking individual gifts to cover our fundraising needs for the remainder of...

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What Could Be

If you look at our social feeds, or have been following us for the past couple of years, you’ll naturally assume that we are an “African” organization. You may be numbed by the flood of Images of “black” students who are doing some radical and amazing things in their slums. Or on the flip side,...

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What do you see?

Look at this picture. What do you see? We’re used to youth doing service work, so we may just quickly scroll through a picture like this. But what we’re not used to seeing is youth classified as “extreme poor” living in urban slums doing service work. We’re supposed to serve them, aren’t we? This perception...

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Not FOR but WITH

Attention! We’re looking for any enthusiastic supporters looking to get out to Nairobi with us this July. It’ll be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to better understand the urban slums, see our field work firsthand, and be inspired by the slum youth that you’ve become familiar with. We’re calling it a service trip...

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We hear what we want to hear

A recent story came out about the demolition of Seoul’s final slum – the Guryong slums in the Gangnam district. (Lot of people are shocked to hear that Seoul had/has slums). Unsurprisingly, all the stories, particularly from Western media portrayed this demolition as reason to celebrate – saving the slum dwellers from a living hell....

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Meet John

He is a Form 3 student at KevJumba High School. We’ve known him since he was a primary student and have seen him grow up right before our eyes. His personal story inspired our documentary project, Standard 8, his sacrifices inspired our annual Lunch for Lenana campaign, and his aspirations to transform his community has...

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For our students, the SLUMS Curriculum is the difference between life or death

We often talk about alternative curricula when we talk about how to best deliver education to the poor. This is not the time to talk about it. We’re talking about the urban slums – a population that is denied basic rights, leading to lack of sanitation, security, clean water, pretty much everything else that is...

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