Working with young people in East Africa for a brighter future

Ibra with his classmates at Little Rock, Kibera, which is an eduactional centre for vulnerable and disabled children from one of Africa's largest slums

Zakale Creations is youth employment workshop based in Mathare slum and currently employing more than 25 young people, paying fair wages that enable these people to move forward

The Zuri Foundation helps young people in Kenya break the cycle of poverty they are born into. Working in partnership with local organisations in and around the slums of Nairobi we are enabling young people to earn a living, get access to education and avoid or leave a life of crime many are forced into for survival. It is estimated that one billion people worldwide live in slums, with this figure set to double by 2030.  Life in the slums is tough with access to basic neccesities including food, shelter, clothing and water limited. Our aim is simple - enable young people to work and earn a living. Employment empowers young people to earn and provide these neccesities for their familes.  Through education and support to small grass root youth employment projects we empower young people to change their future.

We would love your support! 

Aug 2013, Zakale Dance troupe in Sefton Park, Liverpool, brought to the UK by The Zuri Foundations 'Walk Against Crime' initative. An amazing experience for us all!!

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Call us on 0044 151 548 8966,

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write The Zuri Foundation, The Bungalow, Bank Hall Farm, Bank Lane, Melling, L31 1AX