Mathare Roots Youth Initiative

Mathare Roots Initiative is a youth led grassroots organization operating in Mathare Slums.We focus on Youth Empowerment 4 self confidence & reliance

Operating as usual

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 16/08/2021

Today being a Monday we are crushing on our Community's pride and joy @Nick Okoth๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ!

Thank you Sir for putting Mathare on the world map ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ! Finally A success story! For once hatuskiki caz ya kuomba msaada๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ!

We not only celebrate you for being our Community's Hero but also, Shukran for representing the East African region in a number of International Championships including the just concluded Tokyo Olympics!

Asante for being among this new generation that believes in chasing their dreams and the good life despite been born and raised in Mathare! Because of you, many of us believe in the power of believing in ourselves and knowing impossible does not exist โœจ!

We hope Yesterday you felt special in your home coming celebrations ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅณโค!

Special thanks to Papito Tito you did well in taking the lead in organising this event ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ, and to the entire Mathare community for owning the day and making it a big success ๐Ÿ™Œ!

#Homecoming
#celebratingourhero
#madeinmathare
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 15/08/2021

Leo ndio ile siku๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ!!!! Nick Okoth we celebrate you champ ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟโค!!!!

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 14/08/2021

Dumping caz today was good vibes and mashallahโคโค!!
#internationalyouthweek
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 12/08/2021

HAPPENING NOW!
In collaboration with @unhabitatyouth, @matharempirestudios and @matharegreenmovement.
#2021InternationalYouthDay
#Footballforsensitization
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 12/08/2021

It's INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY Fellas!!!

Through out the year, Mathare Roots Initiative has conducted youth education, engagement and innovations with the aim to provide an environment where the youths are guaranteed a seat at the table without expectations of handouts but rather through exploring their own skills and putting them to use.
Asante to all our partners for making all these possible and for being a part of the struggle to build a better future for all!

Happy INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY!

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 22/07/2021

DAY 5 INTERSCHOOLS LEAGUE!!
#UNITY
#MATHAREFEST2LOADING
#MATHAREROOTSINITIATIVE

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 21/07/2021

FOOTBALL IS A SYMBOL OF PEACE! It brings people together, it brings smiles on people's faces and it also brings different tribes together!

Today's weather was alittle bit off but we still managed to pull through๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ!
#focused
#InterschoolPremierLeague
#MathareFest2loading
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 20/07/2021

WISDOM CORNER ๐Ÿšจ!
It has been clinically proven that playing helps with the development of a child's brain!

Ongoing InterSchools Premier league led by our Community Engagement Volunteer Ong'any kepha as we await #MathareFest2!!

#playfordevelopment
#MathareFest2loading
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 19/07/2021

The goal is to completely do away with period shame!
Have a lovely week guys!
#endperiodshame
#MathareFest2loading
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 18/07/2021

15 GOOD YEARS OF EXCELLENCE!!
Kudos @cmetrust for this major milestone, we celebrate you today and everyday for your great job in ensuring that through education children in our community Mathare get to explore their full potential๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ!
#MyEduStory
#CMETrustAt15

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 17/07/2021

Photo dump of day 1 children's league held at Austin's field. Mathare Roots Initiative in collaboration with @unhabitatyouth. The kick off was led by Valley View Academy and MCEDO boys and girls football teams.

This will run for a period of 2 months with participation from 5 community schools as we approach our second Mathare Festival!
#childrenhavearighttoplay
#matharefest
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 16/07/2021

FRIDAY FUN FACT!
Did you know hand washing is very important in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 ๐Ÿค”, now you know!

Today we celebrate UN-Habitat Youth Manu Chandaria Foundation and Kentainers Limited for donating these wash basins , on behalf of the 5 community schools that get to benefit from this, we say SHUKRAN for supporting us in the fight against COVID-19!

#handwashingsaveslives
#handwashadvocates
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 15/07/2021

It is with great pride we say that: Day 1 and 2 of Entrepreneurship Training for Local youth groups facilitated by Mathare Roots Initiative in partnership with Assist Dev Solutions was A SUCCESS!

The 2 days training equiped 50 youths from 6 youth groups within Mathare with Self employment skills. According to a claim, 39% of Kenya's youths are unemployed so they are forced to look within themselves to come up with ways that may provide them with financial security, atleast to afford the basic needs of life especially during these hard economic times.

We hope and believe the Self employment skills will increase their earning potential using their talents and abilities.


We take this opportunity to say, ASANTE! to all the organisations and partners involved, without you, the two days event would not have had a successful turn out!
#tonesafi
#youthempowerment
#creativeeconomy
#selfempoyementskills
#partnership
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 13/07/2021

Happening Now: Entrepreneurship training for local youth groups faciltated by Mathare Roots Initiative in partnership with Assist Dev Solutions.

Today is the first day of the 2 days training that will see 50 young people equiped with skills on how to become self-employed.
#ToneSafi

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 05/07/2021

Shukran team @hakiafrica for paying us a courtesy visit and opening doors for epic collaborations. Our community is not ready!
#greatthingsarecoming
#humanrightsdefenders
#talkingwalls
#hakiafrica
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 03/07/2021

What a successful day yesterday was! We were honoured to attend an event convened by @coalitionforgrassrootshrds and Buni Media. The purpose for the event was to discuss the KATIBA in simple language that can be understood by common mwananchi from grassroots levels and true to this, they delivered!
#kudoscghrd
#humanrightsdefenders
#elimumashinani
#edutainment
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 02/07/2021

On Thursday we got the opportunity to be part of Mathare Special Planning Area Consultative meeting with different CBOs from Mathare Valley.
The meeting was convened by SDIKenya/Muungano wa wanavijiji. Excited to inform you that we will play a key role in mobilizing the community and raising awareness on the whole process.
#collaborations
#kioochajamii
#creatingawareness
#makematharegreat
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 28/06/2021

Over the weekend we opened the doors of our Multipurpose centre to host a private screening session for our partners @matharempirestudios latest project, the film BLANDA!

We got to understand why the film was nominated in the short film category for the #ReelCountyFilmFestival @kenyafilmcommission .
BLANDA depicts the real life situation that people living in the informal settlement are exposed to from an early age and the significance of having Social Change so as to progress. It creates awareness on Early pregnancy, Extrajudicial killings, Crime Gang Violence and Mental Torture. You don't even understand what you are missing out on! You deserve the win guys, raw talent ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘Œโœจ๐ŸคŽ.

As a way of promoting Social Change in our community, plans are underway to have community screening all over, details loading soon.

#multipurposecentre
#collaborations
#blandathefilm
#socialchange
#mathareempire
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 18/06/2021

Flashback Friday!
On Monday we got a rare opportunity to join a master class by Emmy-winning filmmaker @lisarussellfilm on ways in which we, the youths, could use our art to make money.
#creativeeconomy
#treatyourartasacraft
#mamawemadeit๐Ÿ™Œ
#matharerootsinitiative

12/06/2021

@kariukinjoki ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ Well done , Shukran for always supporting our pad bank project and our girls, we love you.
#proudmoments
#endperiodpoverty
#endperiodshame
#matharerootsinitiative

@kariukinjoki ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ Well done , Shukran for always supporting our pad bank project and our girls, we love you.
#proudmoments
#endperiodpoverty
#endperiodshame
#matharerootsinitiative

09/06/2021

#winwinsituation
#fathersdaygifts
#supportachildseducation
#CMETrust
#matharerootsinitiative

Looking for a meaningful gift for the dad's in your life? Our Father's Day gift cards are here! https://www.cmetrust.org/cmetrust_gift_cards

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 09/06/2021

Ready for the Community Launch of the Urban Safety Governance Approach Report, Nairobi. UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
#launchready
#waheshimiwa
#madeinmathare
#matharerootsinitiative

08/06/2021

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," Nelson Mandela.
#spreadtheword
#tellafriendtotellafriend
#CMETrust
#matharerootsinitiative

CMETrust 2021 HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP applications are open!

Are you a HIGH-ACHIEVING, LOW-INCOME scholar from MATHARE looking to join a dynamic scholarship & leadership program? We are looking for you! Check POSTER or follow @CMETrust on all social media channels for more information.

Deadline: 5PM Friday 25th June, 2021

15 YEARS OF ADVANCING EDUCATION IN KENYA, ONE CHILD AT A TIME.

#SDG4 #qualityeducationforall #EducationMattters #nochildleftbehind #ForEveryChild #opportunityforyouth #KCSE

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 08/06/2021

#Urban Safety Governance report.
#groupdiscussions
#inclusivity
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 08/06/2021

Happy to be part of the Urban Safety Governance report.
#inclusivity
#matharerootsinitiative

07/06/2021

Call for applications!!

CMETrust 2021 HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP applications are open!

Are you a HIGH-ACHIEVING, LOW-INCOME scholar from MATHARE looking to join a dynamic scholarship & leadership program? We are looking for you! Check POSTER or follow @CMETrust on all social media channels for more information.

Deadline: 5PM Friday 25th June, 2021

15 YEARS OF ADVANCING EDUCATION IN KENYA, ONE CHILD AT A TIME.

#SDG4 #qualityeducationforall #EducationMattters #nochildleftbehind #ForEveryChild #opportunityforyouth #KCSE

01/06/2021

Happy Madaraka day.
#mkenyadaima
#fromrootstofruits
#matharerootsinitiative

Happy Madaraka day.
#mkenyadaima
#fromrootstofruits
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 31/05/2021

2021 MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY PHOTO DUMP!
Being a Monday, we would like to celebrate each and everyone of you that made a contribution and enabled us to gift 35 young girls from our community with 2 months supply of sanitary towels, 5 exercise books each and pens.
We would also like to thank our facilitators for sharing their time and knowledge with the girls and the entire Mathare community for their unending belief in our work, ASANTENI๐Ÿฅ‚.
#2021worldmenstrualhygieneday
#endperiodpoverty
#fromrootstofruits
#matharerootsinitiative

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 26/05/2021

Mathare Roots Menstrual Hygiene programme: this project is so personal to us. It gives us an opportunity not only to provide our girls with Menstrual Hygiene products but also, a chance to mentor them, something that most of us did not enjoy growing up,the girls are also able to share with us their struggle hence improving our understanding of them.

With that being said, we take this opportunity to invite you to make a girl smile today by donating a packet of sanitary pads to paybill number:5640953.( ignore the previous paybill number).

For those who have already donated, we say, ASANTE!
#endperiodpoverty
#matharerootsinitiative

25/05/2021

Having been brought up in Mathare, most of us understand how difficult and stressful it is for a young woman to access Menstrual Hygiene products. This world Menstrual Hygiene day gives us the chance to change lives through giving to a course that supports and uplifts the dignity of our young sisters.
See poster for the details.
#endperiodpoverty
#preserveourdignity
#matharerootsinitiative

Having been brought up in Mathare, most of us understand how difficult and stressful it is for a young woman to access Menstrual Hygiene products. This world Menstrual Hygiene day gives us the chance to change lives through giving to a course that supports and uplifts the dignity of our young sisters.
See poster for the details.
#endperiodpoverty
#preserveourdignity
#matharerootsinitiative

24/05/2021

When we first decided to have the Talking Walls, the main idea was for them to create awareness on better ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to highlight the social injustices that continue to occur in our community, over the months the Murals have played other massive roles;spread messages on peace, act as safe spaces among other roles.
Yesterday, one of our talking walls was privileged to be featured in a music video shoot, meaning, artists in Mathare and beyond considered them as Safe havens where they feel comfortable to express themselves and their art.
#talkingwalls
#musicvideoshoot
#safezone
#matharerootsinitiative

09/05/2021

Happy Motherโ€™s Day!

Happy Motherโ€™s Day to all the mothers out here!

Photos from Mathare Roots Youth Initiative's post 23/04/2021

Friday Fun Fact!

Did you know that Mathare Roots Initiative is an award winning community based organisation that acts as a bridge that connects our community Mathare and its environs to economic resources?

Now you know!
#fortheloveofourcommunity
#matharerootsinitiative

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