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.
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.
FIGHTING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN
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.