Hi! My name is Cecilia and I am a new intern here at Wale Wale Kenya. I am studying Human Rights in Sweden and during our fifth semester of the program we are doing an internship to deepen our knowledge in something we are especially interested in, and getting the opportunity to use our [...]
The Academic follow up program has been very helpful in identifying areas where the kids were having problems in school work.Over the course of last year we were able to identify most of the individual kids weak areas or subjects they were lagging behind in. This year to make it more effective we are trying [...]
As from the beginning of last year we decided to change the structure of the organisation and one part of the changes was that we redefined our target age group.Previous to that we did not have a clear age limit for when our members actually exited from the program.We decided to set up a program [...]
As we all know the documetary about our show Don´t Beat our Future is now out. And this week on Wensday Wale Wale Kenya went to a certain school in Kibera (Furaha High School) to air the film as a way of reaching out to the community and also to educate the students on the ways [...]
The Wale Wale dance program main purpose is to let young people from Kibera ages between 7-25 years explore and develop their talents in dance. Also use dance as a way to highlight, bring awareness about and discuss different social questions and issues in Kibera as well as in other places in Nairobi and Kenya. [...]
A new project has started at Wale Wale Kenya: Out talk Nation. The aim of this project is to give voice to the many different existences, that live together in the slums. Two of our own youths, Don and Steven, from Wale Wale go out into the slum, where they themselves live their daily lives, [...]
“Petter, the keys..!? Thanks, see you in a bit.” The people on cleaning duty for the day pick up the keys and open the center around 08:30 in the morning and mop the floors before the rest arrive at 09:00. Every morning starts with a short meeting, where everyone describes their plans for the day, [...]
For a long time it has been our dream to enhance the educational side of Wale Wale Kenya. Last week that became a reality with our members in primary schools as the main beneficiaries. The new academic follow-up program is aimed to help our youngest members to excel in their studies in primary school. To [...]
This Saturday Wale FC: s u12 team participated in their first real tournament – the Fairplay Cup organized by Corolina for Kibera. We went there with only the expectations to have fun and get some experience. However, after a tremendous effort by our boys, we won with 4-1 and are through to the next round. [...]
This Saturday the dance group had a big performance at the Ushirika Day Celebration. Early in the morning everyone went by bus to Uhuru Park, and soon after we arrived the show began. Of the 15 groups auditioning the weekend before only five performed at the celebrations and Wale Wale was honored to have been [...]
This week we launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Wale Wale FC. The campaign is carried out through facebook, so you can go to the facebook page and click on the fundraising event. On the event you can also see the details on how to help out. Wale Wale FC was started [...]
Saturday started early for the Wale Wale dance group. They had an audition in town for an upcoming celebration called Ushirika. We all went by bus, and Jacob the oldest member of the group was in charge of the big group of eager dancers. After registration everyone sat in the shadow and looked at the [...]
Here at Wale Wale we have a very active dance group. The group has several weekly practices where all the dancer – from the youngest to the oldest – gather and dance together. They dance for fun, but also as practice for upcoming performances, auditions and outreaches. This week the focus is on dancing every [...]
This Sunday we went to Arboretum Park. It was a day for teambuilding and fun!
For the last couple of weeks we have been working on a longer and more comprehensive video where we want to tell the our story. This video is longer and goes more into detail in Kibera as an area and Wale Wale Kenya as an organisation. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCQtBNG2o_o
Jeanette, a volunteer at Wale Wale Kenya had Kizomba workshops this weekend at the center. She is an experienced Kizomba teacher from Sweden and has been dancing all her life. Kizomba is a couple dance originally from Angola. The workshops were highly appreciated by the youths and everybody had a good time.