featured projects

KILIMANJARO CLIMB
KI organizes climbs in Mt Kilimanjaro to raise awareness on social issues that affect youth in East Africa and throughout the world. The mountain acts as a perfect metaphor to life. It teaches you to: understand your environment; work in a team; walk step-by-step, and persevere.


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YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAM
Every year KI selects and sponsors youth from disenfranchised communities in East Africa and beyond, and takes them on a 10-day training camp at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, in the Maasai plains.


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SILANGA SPORT FIELD
In 2007, Kilimanjaro Initiative embarked on the upgrading of a sports field in Silanga, Kibera. The objective was to engage disenfranchised youth living in the area, and to encourage the community to use the field for sporting and cultural activities.


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TRINITY BOXING CLUB KIBERA, NAIROBI
As part of the Fight For Peace Alumni Program, KI helped re-establish and provided equipment to the Kibera-based Trinity Boxing Club. Up to 3 times a week, more than 25 youth not only physically train but also receive life mentoring skills and become community champions.


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KI RADIO SHOW AT PAMOJA FM
KI hosts a radio show on Nairobi-based Pamoja (99.9)FM, from 14:00 to 16:00 every Friday. Hosted by former KI climber DJ Headboy, guests and listeners are invited to talk about issues which affect their communities in a constructive and positive way.


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KILIMANJARO RUNNING CLUB
The Kilimanjaro Running Club was founded by former KI climbers from Kibera, after being inspired by their training camp in the Maasai plains and on Mt Kilimanjaro. KI donated equipment to club members and provided them with a grant to set-up and income-generating project.


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PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAM IN NAIROBI SLUM
Many youth have written to KI to describe traumatic events that have occurred in their lives. Consequently, KI has set up a support and research program to provide assistance to young women and men and evaluate the types and effects of traumas among youth in Nairobi slums.


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