Children are the basis of sustainable progress. The early years of life are crucial not only for individual health and physical development, but also.....
There are many challenges to achieving quality education, especially among the children living in the poor and marginalized communities............
Ghetto Fm 99.9 is community Radio situated at our Head office within the slums of Mukuru Kwa Njenga. The station is geared towards building a platform for social justice from the slum dwellers. It strives to create a forum where knowledge, information sharing, skills and talent development for the radio presenters, actors and creative writers and animators as well as musician
This program is the dissemination wing for SIDAREC. It is charged with the responsibility of creating diverse channels of communication and producing IEC and other campaign materials that address health and economic empowerment while at the same time address the skills and knowledge gap among the community members. We have ICT training centers
SIDAREC social enterprise fund was established to offer financial support in form of loans to self-help groups and individuals that are starting, developing or growing a social enterprise business in the communities that we operate. These are social entrepreneursin the community who are within groups, united in their passion for change, and using the business to power that change and to be more self-reliant in creating the change they seek in the community.
The programme seeks to reduce poverty cycles and dependency of women by facilitating access to economic empowerment opportunities that will enable them to initiate sustainable business enterprises. This will enable women to have economic power and make informed decisions and choices as well actively participate in leadership and community development initiatives.
Lucy Mathai is a Founder/Executive Director of Slums Information Development and Resource Centers (SIDAREC) a youth/children organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Before founding SIDAREC, Lucy Mathai worked for Kenya Red Cross, The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the Kenyan Government, and a Danish MS-KENYA partner.She holds a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Development; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Community Development.
SIDAREC Background information
Slums Information Development and Resource Centers (SIDAREC) is a youth/children development project operating in the slums of Nairobi. The organization was established in 1996 as a community based youth group with an aim of tapping and consolidating skills and talents existing among the youth/children in the community for the common benefit of the slum dwellers.