Wale Wale Slum Soka Academy Is Here!

Who ever knew that a stadium formed out of nothing but ashes would be the epicenter of the Great Wale Wale Slum Soka Academy? Isaac’s Pitch, which  was named after a man to whom football was a do or die, came to be after a fire which consumed several houses, leaving the place formless and [...]

Adventures of an Intern.

Leaving for Kenya I don’t know just how many times I asked myself why I´m doing this. Hesitating is a part of leaving your comfort zone, unless you´re a completely rootless person. My time before departure was filled with fixed feelings. Some days I was so excited to hit the road and find new adventures. [...]

125 Days As An Intern

My First Week In Kenya The idea of living abroad is exotic yet terrifying to so many people. More often than not, if you ask someone if they would be willing to pack their bags and leave their comforts behind for the unknown, I think they might say something along the lines of, “…Maybe?” The [...]

Meet the Youth…

Name: Happiness Mwisha Bernard Age: 20 years old Interviewer: Ok, some basic questions; where do you live? Happiness: I live in Kibera, just outside Nairobi, Kenya, a place known as 42, the centrum of Kibera. I live there with my little brother, it is just us. My mum moved and got married. It was hard in [...]


Meet Gilberto Amimo Otieno! He is 11 years old and lives with his mum, dad and 6 sisters. He lives in Soweto corner club, Kibera and is in primary school, class six. Gilberto joined Wale last year to be able to dance, to draw in art class and get help with his studies. He says [...]


The first day at Wale was really something special. When I walked in at the center and saw how dedicated the kids were at their first meeting of the year, I knew that I had come to the right place. My name is Karl Svensson. I’m 19 years old and grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. [...]


My name is Nyabera Evette, I am 21 years and the third born in a family of six.I live with my mom and siblings in Kianda,Kibera. I am yet to join Nairobi University to pursue a course in arts and sociology. I joined Wale about seven years ago when it was still known as Wayo [...]


Meet George Were! He is 15 years old, lives with his mum, dad, two sisters and one brother in Kibera in an area called Bombulu. He is in primary school, class 3 and his best things to do during his spare time are acting and playing football. George is an amazingly talented dancer and he [...]


Meet Wickliff Ouma Otira. He lives with his mum, dad and 4 siblings in Kianda, Kibera. He is 20 years old and is now in form 3 in (high school) and his favorite subjects are History, Christian religious education, English and Kiswahili. Wickliff likes to spend his spare time are singing, writing songs and watching [...]


Meet Bonnie! His name is Bonface, but everyone knows him as Bonnie. He is 13 years old and lives in Kibera 42. Bonny has a mum, dad and two sisters who are ten and eight. He is in primary school in class 6 and he really enjoys school. Bonnie joined Wale 2013 because he was [...]


Meet Mary Achieng! She is 17 years old, lives with her mum, dad and 7 siblings in Soweto, Kibera. Mary goes to high school, is in form 3 (the third year of high school) and her favorite subjects in school are English, Swahili and Geography. She joined Wale 2013 because she had a strong desire [...]


This is our new library! It is a quiet place and a conducive environment for reading the new books. The other three study rooms have been perfect for the youths to do homework. We also have been using the library to conduct exercises to track academic progress of each of the Wale members. And the [...]


Meet Joel Osue Ngeri! Joel is 17 years old, lives with his mum and two younger siblings in Lenana area of Nairobi. Joel joined high school 2017; he is now in form 2 (the second year of high school) and his favorite subjects are Math, English, Swahili and Biology. Joel’s hobbies include playing football and [...]


  Meet Callyn Baraze Eriksson Callyn, who is 14 years old joined Wale Wale when he was six years old. He first joined Wale because his mother, Monica (the founder of Wale Wale Kenya) was part of the dance team Wayo, later on she became the dance teacher and founded Wale Wale Kenya. Wale Wale [...]


Meet Dullo Winnie Adero Adero, 19, is a member at Wale Wale Kenya. She is a dancer and our current librarian. She is a mother to a beautiful daughter (Victoria), the fifth of seven children and lives in Kianda, Kibera with her 3 siblings and dad while her mum lives in a village called Siaya. [...]


Christmas is without a doubt the best time of the year. It is the day we get together as friends and family to celebrate the year as it has been; its that time of the year when we put things to perspective and show our gratitude for life, blessings and talent. That is what the [...]