Our Community-Based Projects...
The DCI program provides tri-annual camps that involve leadership training through academic, art, and social projects, as well as through sports, to children ages 6 through 18. We believe that the physical and social challenges children face in their early years can make them more vulnerable to negative peer pressure. These camps are a platform to teach these children constructive activities that help them successfully navigate the transition into adulthood.
The camps are opened during the 3 school vacations (April, August and December).
The camp runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for 6 days.
The camp involves 200+ children from impoverished homes, selected by community leaders.
Girls Empowerment Programme
Our girls empowerment programme helps fill the gaps left by the education system through activity-based workshops that encourage and promote….
Career development and personal development (problem-solving and
Confidence building and communication skills
Counseling and mentorship
Education on sex and sexuality
Fun (outdoor activities and sports)
The Korogocho Slum is one of the largest slum neighborhoods of Nairobi, Kenya. Home to 150,000 to 200,000 people, condensed into 1.5 square kilometers, Korogocho was founded as a shanty town on the outskirts of the city.
In 2009, Korogocho was estimated to be the fourth largest slum in Nairobi, after Kibera, Mathare Valley and Mukuru kwa Njenga.
The people in this sprawling slum live in abject poverty. Most people here work in homegrown industries adjacent to the slum. They make close to KSH 200 per day. This makes it hard for families living here to meet their daily basic needs, thus creates the problem of absent parents who spend all their time in illicit brew dens to escape from reality. Their children end up dropping out of school to become hardcore criminals, drug addicts and commercial sex workers. With this picture in mind, the cycle of poverty is inevitable!
DCI is therefore working with the Destiny Shapers to offer early years Summer Camp in Korogocho to change this script and help the people in Korogocho live empowered and dignified lives, as well as create a haven of hope in the Korogocho slum.