“I want to become a public health officer”

Ernest is not just studying theoretically, reading books and trying to finish his exams with best results. He is a good observer, too. And he is already trying to make a difference.

“The slum is a beautiful place”

When Irene is thinking about her future she’s painting a colourful picture. She would like to be independent, maybe even leave the slum and live in a different neighbourhood. Despite that wish she stunned me with one special answer.


Eric Michael Onyango is the president of AYiERA iNiTiATiVE.


My full name is Roylex Awino and I am 21 years old. I live in Korogocho slum, I joined AYiERA iNiTiATiVE in 2010. I am the head of talent development. After my primary examination, I didn’t know if I could continue with my education because my parents had no money to support my education. I thank  AYiERA iNiTiATiVE because …

Interview with the founder Hamilton Ayiera Nyanga

Hamilton Ayiera is an impressive personality. He achieved something which seems out of range for most of the young people growing up and living in the Korogocho slum of Nairobi. With his contagious example he proved to many kids how a single person can make a difference even under the most difficult circumstances. Over the…


Hi there, my full name is Judy Aoko Owuor, I’m 21 years old and the current AYiERA iNiTiATiVE Secretary. Back then I used to stay with my elder brother after the death of my parents. He could not manage to cater for all my needs. He was a low income earner hence could not manage…


Hi, my full name is Brian Onyango, a volunteer and member of AYiERA iNiTiATiVE. I am the accountant and also the Internet Communication and Social Media Coordinator (ICSMC). Besides finance and internet I am passionate about social work and community development. I enjoy so much working for children and youth in Korogocho slum.


My complete name is Teddy Omondi and I’m 21 years of age. I have joined AYiERA iNiTiATiVE in 2012 after finishing high school in 2010. Being sports oriented and had a passion to change my community I decided to volunteer for AYiERA iNiTiATiVE. I am the head of sports and making sure sports in general…