FIGHTING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN

Nairobi's Slums

Because of poverty and lack of role models, many kids in Nairobi are forced to drop out of school and raise themselves on the streets from an early age. A life characterized by crime, hustle, violence, drugs and unemployment is status quo. Nai Nami represents an innovative solution to grant youths with seemingly no foreseeable future a full-time job and a stable income by building on their street skills and life stories.

Building on

Street Skills &
Life Stories

We believe in building on skills rather than making up for weaknesses

Our approach is not about teaching youths from slums things they don’t know, but about giving them the opportunity to teach others what they’ve learned while surviving on the streets.

We transform street skills & life stories into a future free of crime

Nai Nami enables youths from slums to officially create value with their street skills to earn a regular income and to shape their own futures, free of crime and hustling.

SHAPING YOUTHS'

Future

EMPLOYMENT & REGULAR INCOME

For the first time in their lives, these young people who grew up on the streets of Nairobi can earn a regular monthly income, save money and take care of their families. This allows them to make long-term plans and shape their own futures.

ROLE MODELS & REPUTATION

Through Nai Nami, former criminals have become honest and respectable members of their communities. Now, they’re not only admired and valued in those communities, but they’re also an inspiration for other youths, proving that it’s possible to make a living without crime.

EXPOSURE &
SELF ESTEEM

The tour allows the guides to meet and interact with people from all over the world from diverse backgrounds. This exchange improves their self-confidence, opens up their horizons and gives them a sense of purpose and belonging.

OUR GUIDES'

Impact Stories