We are a non profit organization for promoting development aid. Since 2011 we have been supporting two schools in Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Kibera is one of the largest slums in Africa. People live there at very close quarters without any sewage system or running water.
Start Somewhere provides daily food for 470 students at the Global One Kibera School. Thanks to donations we were also able to build a terrace in front of the school so that the children do not have to spent their break and sports in a sewer anymore.
We are supporting Oloo´s Children Centre with maintenance and extension of the infrastructure. For example repairs to the school building, built of new classrooms, purchases such as new school benches, matresses, laptop and printer. The medical care of the children is our concern, too. A basical medical care is assured in cooperation with Doctor´s Without Borders. In 2016 Start Somewhere financed an essential cancer surgery of a student including medical aftercare.
With more than 200 students, Oloo´s Children Centre is bursting at the seams. It is really hot inside, kitchen and toilets are too small and unhygienic. Our vision is to build a new school together with the slum residents. More information here
For children in Kibera, education is the only opportunity to escape the poverty circle and to life a self-determined life.