Kenya Violence Prevention Project

From February 16 to March 1, IPJ Program Officer Daniel Orth and Director Dee Aker traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to continue the Institute’s work on its “Violence Prevention Project” in the country.1 The primary purpose of the trip was to lead a three-day training for youth from Nairobi’s slum communities and staff from local partner organization Chemchemi Ya Ukweli (CYU) – “Wellspring of Truth”. Half of the youth participants were individuals from Kibera, Korogocho, and Mathare who had previously participated in joint IPJ-CYU trainings and have already assumed leadership positions within their communities. These individuals had been asked to identify one other youth leader from their community and, after consultation with CYU staff, invite this other person to attend the training.

Kenya Violence Prevention Project Field Mission Report