Soweto Youth Initiative | Volunteer in Kenya

Soweto Youth Initiative is a registered group based in Kahawa Soweto Slum in Kahawa West in the outskirt of Nairobi 10km to the city centre. The group has 250 members both boys and girls from 3-35yrs.Those in school and out of school and we have 15 volunteers.


Description

Soweto youth initiative is a registered group based in Kahawa Soweto Slum in Kahawa West in the outskirt of Nairobi 10km to the city centre. The group has 250 members both boys and girls from 3-35yrs.Those in school and out of school and we have 15 volunteers.

The group was  started in 1999 by Julius Odero as a scout movement club as Soweto scouts but changed to Soweto Youth Initiative. The main aim of the group is to nature and empower the youth, children and disable to develop at their formative age so that they become responsible citizen through social physical and spiritual development.

Soweto is a slum located at about ten kilometers  away from the city of Nairobi.
It has a population of about 10,000 people where  the bigger percentage comprises of the youth. Soweto has many typical slum problems just like any other slums around the world .The  challenges that the  community face  are;-

  • Early pregnancies
  • School dropouts
  • Drug abuse
  • Malnutrition
  • HIV pandemic
  • Poverty
  • Domestic violence

It is due to these problems that we took an initiative to start this Community Based Organization (C.B.O)by the name SOWETO YOUTH INITIATIVE (S.Y.I) to be able to tackle them or reduce their magnitude.
Our mission;  to encourage young people to have better  lives.

Our vision; to achieve new goals and develop skills.

Our purpose; to help young people do better thing in the society.

Motto; together we move.