Slum Tourism—Our Take!!

Kibera Slum Orientation Walk. Slum tourism, or ghetto tourism is a type of tourism that involves visiting impoverished areas like the Kibera slum which is the largest slum in Africa. Most people from all over the world come to Kibera slum for different purposes. Some to do their research on different things, some to study [...]

Stories and experiences of an intern

Sickness and homesickness My honeymoon phase with Nairobi is officially over and along that came fever, flu and homesickness. Because of being sick, I also missed a lot of work during this past week. On Thursday we had no electricity at the centre, which is why the morning at the office was very calm and [...]

Stories and impressions of a volunteer.

#4 summer vibes The last week in Kenya was filled with new impressions and encounters, as I  travelled to the country’s coast. Together with my French flatmate Louis and his Kenyan friend Cherry, I took the SGR Madaraka Express to Mombasa, and lucky me got to see some Elephants in Tsavo National park. During our [...]

Stories and impressions of a volunteer.

#3 discovering Nairobi My third week in Nairobi was a bit more adventurous. But let me start from the beginning. Office-wise we had a bunch of tasks to do that week. Mainly, I continued working on a new project proposal for more access to information. Then, I looked out for new partnerships with development organisations [...]

Stories and impressions of a volunteer.

#2 chocolate city My second week at Wale went by faster than I could think. Together with Venna, Evette and Happiness, the week started with a morning-Monday-meeting to discuss our weekly plans. From English classes, over career workshops to a few fun activities and a solid Saturday’s programme for the kids at the center. Not [...]

1000 Books of Wisdom.

As many say, knowledge and wisdom acquired through education is the key to life. Going to school and learning is one of the major rights of all human beings. A number of kids in Kibera lack this important passage because of many reasons including lack of school fees due to poverty, lack of role models [...]