Ghetto 99.9FM is community Radio situated at our Head office within the slums of Mukuru Kwa Njenga. The station is geared towards building a platform for social justice from the slum dwellers. It strives to create a forum where knowledge, information sharing, skills and talent development for the radio presenters, actors and creative writers and animators as well as musicians
Pupils at SIDAREC's Topline School with one of their teachers
Pupils at SIDAREC's topline school receive individual attention from their teachers
Topline School pupils at the library
SIDAREC social enterprise fund was established to offer financial support in form of loans to self-help groups and individuals that are starting, developing or growing a social enterprise business in the communities that we operate. These are social entrepreneursin the community who are within groups, united in their passion for change, and using the business to power that change and to be more self-reliant in creating the change they seek in the community.
The programme seeks to reduce poverty cycles and dependency of women by facilitating access to economic empowerment opportunities that will enable them to initiate sustainable business enterprises. This will enable women to have economic power and make informed decisions and choices as well actively participate in leadership and community development initiatives.
There are many challenges to achieving quality education, especially among the children living in the poor and marginalized communities............
Children are the basis of sustainable progress. The early years of life are crucial not only for individual health and physical development, but also.....
Ghetto Fm 99.9 is community Radio situated at our Head office within the slums of Mukuru Kwa Njenga. The station is geared towards building a platform for social justice from the slum dwellers. It strives to create a forum where knowledge, information sharing, skills and talent development for the radio presenters, actors and creative writers and animators as well as musician
This program is the dissemination wing for SIDAREC. It is charged with the responsibility of creating diverse channels of communication and producing IEC and other campaign materials that address health and economic empowerment while at the same time address the skills and knowledge gap among the community members. We have ICT training centers
Mukuru Kwa Njenga is a slum in the east of Nairobi, in Embakasi South Constituency with an estimated population of around 700,000. The slum consists of 8 villages which are Sisal, Wapewape , Vietnam, AA , 48, Milimani, Moto Moto and Riara village.
SIDAREC is based in Moto Moto village and operates an Early Childhood Education school, primary school, ICT computer Training center, community library and Ghetto Fm 99.9 a community Radio station that amplifies the voice of the voiceless through broadcast of educative and entertainment programs.
It provides Mukuru residents with a powerful tool to get knowledge, information, skill building, talent building and empowerment to break the cycle of poverty including access to the internet, computer training and technology.
SIDAREC has formed Mashinani Social enterprise for women and youths who operate business enterprises in the slums. SIDAREC does this to provide an opportunity to those living in the slums to break the cycle of poverty and restore hope through provision of trainings in financial literacy, business management, group dynamics, and entrepreneurship among others and provide access to credit/loans and business mentorship to operate their own enterprises.
Mukuru kwa Njenga has a significant number of young people who are unemployed or engaged in any formof income generation as a source of income therefore through this initiative they are trained and equipped to initiate economic empowerment activities that are self-sustainable.
SIDAREC has won several awards in its various activities involving slum community service.
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