FOUNTAIN YOUTH INITIATIVE
Locations Nairobi, Kenya
Mission To nurture, empower and transform local youths to be self reliant, independent and key players in their community
Projects & Programs
Reproductive & Developmental Health
Back to School Project
Mtaa Yangu "My Community" Program
Provide mentorship to the students in the nurturing program
Supporting entrepreneurship efforts by providing business knowledge and advice
Help establish complimenting projects to existing ones
Fountain Youth Group is a registered community based organization in Kenya. The group was formed by local youths to Nurture, Empower and Transform local vulnerable young people. The group is based in Githurai which is an informal settlement on the outskirt of Nairobi.
Githurai community has population of approximately over 600 000 people with majority being young people and Sudanese refugees hence the community has only one public facility which is a primary school hence in poor condition, this has contributed to high rate of illiteracy and unemployment. The community is neglected by the government hence no roads, no drainage system, no hospitals and no garbage collection system thus it's in a messy.
Fountain Youth Group has established two projects namely Nurturing and Turning Point projects to Nurture, Empower and Transform local vulnerable young people. Nurturing project involves the group supporting vulnerable children who missed out on free government education and can't afford private education access subsidized education from informal community schools hence we have to outsource volunteers / interns to assiusting in teaching and also outsource school supplies for the vulnerable children. The quality of education in the community schools is poor thus we are in the process of establihing community library to cultivate reading culture and teach children best reading skills. This initiative has managed to get 20,000 reading books from BOOKS 4 CAUSE, whereby it will be shipped to the port of Mombasa and it will be upon the group to transport to Githurai and rent a place for the library.
*all information was taken from the official Iracambi website which is linked below*