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KPSP07 Design Workshop 02
KPSP07 Design Workshop 01 .
KPSP07 PRE-DESIGN WORKSHOP.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT.
KPSP05 LAUNCH.
KPSP07 Design Workshop 02
KPSP07 Design Workshop 02

The second kibera public space project (KPSP07) workshop happened on the 30 August. The aim of the second workshop was; to capture outstanding information that could not be collected during the first workshop and get the community group to start prioritising the programs (or activities) that they wanted to incorporate in the project. First we […]

KPSP07 Design Workshop 01 .
KPSP07 Design Workshop 01 .

On 23 August, the design process for KPSP07 started. With this first workshop, KDI’s aim was to understand the context of the space.  Through a series of exercises, we asked the 74 community members of the community to provide us with information about the site. The workshop started with an energetic ice breaker, where a […]

KPSP07 PRE-DESIGN WORKSHOP.
KPSP07 PRE-DESIGN WORKSHOP.

This weekend KDI held a pre-design workshop with the community around (Kibera Public Space Project) KPSP07. While this project is moving quickly, we took time last weekend preparing the community for the project design phase, introducing the community to the construction team and engaging the children envisioning of what the space could be. Julius Muiru, […]

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT.

Kibera is documented many times as the largest slum in East Africa with an estimated population ranging between 100,000 and one million inhabitants.  Here, it is reported that young people constitute 70% of the population and unemployment stands at 70%. There are many complex challenges such a lack of education, access to basic services and […]

KPSP05 LAUNCH.
KPSP05 LAUNCH.

KPSP05 Launch Earlier this year, KDI celebrated the the launch of our fifth project in Gatekwera Village. This site, built near the Ngong River will become home to a community pharmacy, a school for children, and a sanitation block with three toilets and two showers. A remarkable feature of this site includes an original mural […]

Moving forward.
Moving forward.

Many people talk about development and best practices… but sometimes all this talk becomes a song that can only be heard while actions go unseen. … There has been lots of action in Kibera. Currently the Empowerment to Community Foundation (EMCOF), a community-based organization in Gatwekera Village of Kibera, and KDI are working together to […]

From a mushy trashy ground.
From a mushy trashy ground.

It was not so long since the NNDCGroup started its agro business on its available piece of land, it was a hard task to turn the trashy ground into something useful. This took the unity of the group to start digging out all kind of polythene paper, leather, plastic materials, and broken glass, to prepare […]

The Toilet Tours, Part III
The Toilet Tours, Part III

  After seeing two UDD toilets, a group of 15 of us visited two flower farms north of Nairobi in search of constructed wetlands. The community group at KPSP05 is also exploring sanitation options, and despite currently) lacking funding for wetlands for the site, we still thought it would be great to show them an […]

The Toilet Tours, Part II
The Toilet Tours, Part II

  Our next stop on the Toilet Tours was another UDD toilet built by Umande Trust. Unlike the Sanergy toilet, this one has been in use. It is not a public toilet, though. Instead, it is shared by a block of approximately 50 households. The concept of the UDDT is the same as the Sanergy Fresh […]

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