For one day, join a thriving not-for-profit that provides unique training and livelihood opportunities to disadvantaged youth and women in urban slums in Kenya. You’ll dive into the heart of an informal settlement, where the real Nairobi comes to life amid colourful street vendors, animals roaming the streets, and the most innovative forms of just getting by. LivelyHoods invites you to get street smart, accompanied by youth and women who have grown up in these communities and are now making a difference to them by distributing life-changing clean-energy products. We'll also show you some of the amazing visual and performing arts, and crafts that the young people trying to get by get involved in. LivelyHoods is a non-profit social enterprise, and in joining us on this social impact experience you'll be part of the impact! And you'll also directly support the organisation's training and community outreach work.
Claire Baker, who handles the Air BnB experiences, is LivelyHoods' Director of Development, and hails from the UK. She manages fundraising, communications and monitoring so feel free to ask her anything! Alex, your guide, grew up on the streets of Kawangware as a young orphan, and can tell you all you need to know and more! If Alex is not available, Chabalia will be your guide. Alex and Chabalia are LivelyHoods trainers. LivelyHoods was created by two young women from California, in search of a sustainable solution to the problems of unemployment and access to clean energy in Kenya's slums
LivelyHoods Kenya is a non-profit social enterprise that creates training and livelihoods opportunities for disadvantaged youth and women in urban slums. LivelyHoods trains youth and women in sales, marketing, and communication skills, and provides them with the products and support for them to thrive as sales agent of life-changing clean-energy products such as cookstoves.
Light breakfast and lunch Light breakfast and traditional Kenyan lunch (please let us know if you're vegetarian or have any…
Water will be provided For extra comfort, feel free to bring a small bag to carry water.
You'll be in the country's second largest slum, Kawangware, Nairobi, with a population of 800,000. Here you'll take part in a unique challenge, working hand-in-hand with locals to bring life-changing products to their communities. If you need help arranging transport, let us know and we'd be happy to help organise transport for this experience or for your whole trip! Please note, the first hour will be at our HQ, in our daily training meeting.
最多可有4位年满16周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be keen to get out of their comfort zone, walk through the streets of Nairobi's slums and interact with people from all walks of life. Reasonable fitness and an open mind are required, nothing else!
You'll be walking through a bustling Kenyan slum, so dress comfortably & modestly & avoid carrying valuables (you can leave them in the office). Bring sunscreen, umbrella, an open mind & curiosity!