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Uweza 10th Art-Versary

This month, our art program turned ten years old. What once started as an art class in a room of our community center in November 2011 has now bloomed into Uweza Art Gallery. Over the last 10 years, our art program has nurtured talented artists in Kibera by providing them…
December 4, 2021

Mentorship: an intervention to mold positive behavior

Young people need continuous support in the form of mentorship and development of social and life skills. In a fast changing world, navigating life can be challenging and without adult support and guidance for the youth, we could lose them to social ills, depression and anxiety that would adversely affect…
August 9, 2021

Restoring Livelihoods: Our COVID-19 Response with UN Women

(Photo credit: Covid-19 robbed people's livelihoods. Communities like those Uweza supports experienced job losses and became even more vulnerable. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, families living in urban informal settlements were worst hit. With prolonged lockdowns, curfews and closure of schools; many were pushed to the…
August 7, 2021

Saying No to Period Poverty

By: Atieno Muyuyi Photo credit: Mufadhal Musa Having periods is still unaffordable in Kenya...we still have a big number of teenage girls and even married women who can’t access sanitary towels or afford to buy one! We still have areas that use traditional methods when it comes to menstruation! We…
June 8, 2021
Art ProgramImpact Stories

Two Uweza Artists Start Their Own Business

In 2017, Uweza artists Syimon and Kevin started a t-shirt printing company. Combining savings from the sales of their paintings at the gallery and jobs they held, they purchased their first printing machine and started to spread the word among friends. They ran their new business out of their house…
June 3, 2021
Bright FuturesGirls ClubSponsorship

Celebrating the Mothers of Uweza

Today we are celebrating some of the mothers of Uweza for all that they do and have been through that often goes unrecognized. Read below as we share their experiences, advice, and thoughts on motherhood.Photos and story by Mufadhal Musa and Cedrick Joseph "To be a mother is very important…
May 9, 2021
Art ProgramGirls ClubSponsorship

Program Participant Spotlight: Winny

Winny is an Uweza all-star who makes the most of every opportunity. She never misses a session of our girls' life skills club and has represented our taekwondo classes at a national tournament. She's always one of the first to arrive for our art classes and has already sold two…
April 19, 2021
Thank you

The Best Things That Happened in 2020

It's been a rough year but we are grateful for so much. Here's a quick look at some of the good things that happened for us in 2020. Happy New Year and thank you for being part of Uweza this year!
January 1, 2021