OUR HISTORY

What about Kibera ?

Kibera is one of Nairobi's 16 slums, about a distance of 3 miles from Nairobi City. It is considered to be one of the largest slums in Africa with an estimated population of 300,000 individuals. The majority of individuals in these slums do not have favourable living conditions. Around 80% of Kibera has no electricity, sanitation, garbage disposal and other public services.

About 20% of the population in these slums consists of children, from toddlers to teenagers. Around 55,000 attend school in 252 community schools and five government public schools. Most of these children do not complete their academic cycle. They’re exposed to unfavourable living conditions for both mental and physical health. About 350,000 children live on the streets, having originated from slums. We hope that we can make a difference by providing at least some of these children better living conditions, support them in their growth and nurture them to be future shining examples.

Their smiles are our smiles ! 

About our founder

Our founder, Irene Kasandi, has been living in Kibera since the age of 2. Despite the many challenges in her life, she was aided by other humanitarians and had the dream of making a children's home later in life. She was able to follow through on this ambition and now leads our organization in our Noble endeavours. She has an intimate knowledge of what is needed in this locality and how best to facilitate delivery of services to the impoverished children and families.

Our History

Kibera Pride Initiation Organization is a nonprofit NGO and was founded on October 6th 2012 and registered on February 26th 2014. Our primary responsibilities with the Children’s Center are providing orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs) rescue, shelter, food, education and reintegration into the society as productive members of the community. It’s located within the sprawling Kibera Slums, one of the largest in the world, from where most of the children rescued from.

In our humble beginnings we started with just 4 children and now in 2022, we have more than 50 children fully supported on a home care-based approach. Most of these children lived in shacks, but these are often dilapidated, hazardous and not a healthy environment for growth and study. We wanted to give them a safe space to these children as well as the ones rescued my government in Nairobi. A lot of the children replaced under our care by either the government or have lost their parents due to the deadly HIV/AIDS. These children and their guardian families often fall below the UN poverty line and we believe, backed by statistics, that with proper care and education they can have a great impact on society!

Now our headquarters has a day-care centre and a vocational training program. We have six semi-skilled volunteers and aim to expand to greater number of staff, security personnel and program officers to serve our children well ! We have more than 40 in house children and further 50 living with their Guardians and receiving our support.

We hope you can join us in our cause and help bring noble change to Nairobi, Kenya and the world. Please contact us for more details regarding volunteering, sponsorships and more.

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ABOUT KIBERA PRIDE

Kibera Pride Initiative was founded with an aim to promote access to education and to provide basic needs to vulnerable children in the Kibera Slum Area. The organization was registered on February 26th, 2014 under the NGO coordination board of Kenya.

It’s focus is on the two United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 1 (No poverty) & SDG 4 (promote quality education).

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Olympic Kibera. Nairobi, Kenya

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