Slums Information Development and Resource Centers (SIDAREC) is a youth development project operating in the slums of Nairobi. The organization was established in 1997 as a community based youth group with an aim of tapping and consolidating skills and talents existing among the youth in the community for the common benefit of the slum dwellers.
SIDAREC Technology Media Lab
This was in line with the acceptable knowledge, that despite all the problems affecting slum dwellers, from a different perspective, a lot of untapped resources exists in the communities; resources that if acknowledged, harnessed and utilized would be useful in bringing the much needed positive development change under the concept that 'community problems need community solutions. From its humble beginning, SIDAREC developed and changed status to a non-governmentsl organization thanks to the spirit of volunteerism and the love of the community. This culminated into the building of a community resource center in Majengo Pumwani Division. SIDAREC has so far established three resource centers in three major slums in Nairobi namely PUMWANI, MUKURU and KIBERA serving a combined population of over 1.5million people.