Youth Groups

Community Collaborators

Our Programs team is responsible for mapping, meeting and vetting community groups in the informal settlements. If your group aligns with the criteria below and you would like to engage with us on project implementation, please contact our team on info@jonathanjacksonfoundation.org. A team member will be in touch with you for further information.

Location

We work with a variety of community youth groups and organisations from the informal settlement areas, supporting their projects in the communities they reside in.

A group is likely to be considered if it is located in one of these areas:
1. Kawangware
2. Kayole
3. Kibra
4. Korogocho
5. Mathare
6. Mukuru

Legality/Stage of Maturity

From our experience, we believe that groups having some formalisation and order are readily able to receive support and drive swift social impact in the community. Thus, a group or organisation will be considered if:

1. It is registered in Kenya as a youth group or community-based organisation.
2. It has a legal guideline (constitution) governing it.
3. It has existing members registered under the group.
4. It holds regular meetings, with at least 3 meetings documented (minutes).
5. It exists and operates within a community in an informal settlement.

Best Fit

We seek to walk with groups that hold our belief of “leaving nobody behind.” Therefore, a project will be considered if:

1. It benefits the surrounding community within a 500-metre radius of the group or organisation.
2. The group members own the project.
3. The group members work the project themselves on a frequent basis.
4. The project earns them an income or has the potential to do so.

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