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March 4, 2013
NAIROBI, Kenya — Today, EKT organized a filming tour for Peeta Planet, a travel series airing on Dubai 1, and features two Emirati brothers who go on a worlwide, social media influenced, journey of cultural interfaction!
Reaction to Disputed Election Is Far Calmer Than Last Time
NAIROBI, Kenya — In the Kibera slum, where the sun
March 12, 2013
Kenyan Reaction to Disputed Election Is Far Calmer Than Last Time
NAIROBI, Kenya — In the Kibera slum, where the sun beats down mercilessly on the metal shacks and ribbons of raw sewage snake across the dirt, people are about as angry as they have ever been.(more)
January 13, 2012
Kibera’s Soweto slum torn down in dawn raid
THOUSANDS of Soweto residents in Kibera slums yesterday watched helplessly as a bulldozer rolled into the slum destroying their houses and other properties.(more)
January 11, 2011
Mobile Money Revolution Aids Kenya's Poor, Economy
When you think "financial innovation," East Africa doesn't leap to mind. But for the past several years, millions of Kenyans have been using their cell phones as mobile bank accounts.(more)
March 30, 2010
Kibera tries new bag to solve 'flying toilet' problem
Trials of a disposable toilet bag have been carried out by families in the Kenyan slum of Kibera, before it reaches the market in a few months. (more)
February 7, 2010
Norwegian donation benefits 10 families in Kibera
Working in conjunction with donor Ellen Paalgard of Norway, Alistair Amendi from Explore Kibera Tours helped distribute donations of gifts in the form of holiday meals to 10 Kibera families. (more)
January 4, 2010
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Explore Kibera Tours.
November 20, 2009
New initiative seeks to widen internet usage by Kenyans
Kenya is among the first beneficiaries of a project to increase internet usage courtesy of the World Wide Web investor Sir Tim Berners Lee. The World Wide Web Foundation launched in Nairobi on Thursday will help to bridge the ‘digital divide’ in internet use through training opportunities for locals and technology transfer. (more)
August 27, 2009
Solar Lamps Light up Slums in Kenya
Kenyans in the country's capital Nairobi are being taught new skills. With soldering irons in hand they're making solar-powered lamps from diodes, fuses, bulbs and solar panels. (more)
August 4, 2009
Slum Schools Spring Up in Nairobi
Free primary school education is now universal in Kenya. However, there are few public schools in Nairobi's teeming slums, leaving thousands of children squeezed out of the formal education system. Non-formal schools have sprung up to fill the gap, but these are largely underfunded and understaffed. (more)
July 15, 2009
NYTimes: Kenya's Bill for Bloodshed Nears Payment
The envelope, please — those are the words on many Kenyans’ lips. Ever since last year’s eruption of post-election violence, which killed more than 1,000 people and threatened to drive this once promising country off a cliff, Kenyans have been waiting to hear who masterminded the bloodshed and who will pay the price. (more)
July 14, 2009
The Explore Kibera Tours website has officially launched. Many thanks to all those who have helped!
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Founded in 2009, Explore Kibera Tours is a social tourism project designed to promote volunteerism and raise awareness about the Kibera community in Nairobi. We offer safe walking tours for open-minded travelers and aim to solely benefit Kibera by hiring local staff, supporting local development projects, and bringing a stream of demand to local artisans.
Learn about our staff
Ronald seeks to empower marginalized communities by creating opportunities for income. He currently partners with Kibera organizations to devise volunteer projects. In 2006, several Canadian philanthropists launched a charity fund, aptly named The Ronnie Fund, to support Ronald’s work in his village of Wongonyi. Tony Clement, Canadian Minister of Industry has called Ronald “a one-man NGO,” and along with Prof. Judith Mbula Bahemuka, Kenya High Comm. to Canada and Cuba, supports The Ronnie Fund. Ronald enjoys traveling, volunteering, and football.
Tour Manager & Co-Founder
Alistair oversees daily operations and is instrumental in EKT's community projects. As a local, Alistair has volunteered with the Kibera Community Youth Programme for the past four years on projects in nutrition, HIV, and solar energy. During the 2008 post-election violence, Alistair worked with Youth Building Bridges of Peace in Kibera on peace projects through debate forums, drama performances, and football tournaments. Alistair grew up in Kasavai village in western Kenya. Alistair is currently studying Forestry and Environmental Management at the Kenya Forestry College on scholarship, and has been accepted into the OxFam International Youth Partnerships Programme.
As a Kibera local, Wycliffe manages our daily tours with intimate community knowledge. He is also a longtime member of the Kibera Community Youth Programme, where he serves as a program officer for solar energy and IT training. Wycliffe comes from Mwibelenya village in Western Kenya and enjoys public speaking, traveling, and working through new challenges.
Albert focuses on EKT's partnerships and marketing efforts in travel media. Albert is particularly interested in emerging markets having spent time in the Nairobi and New York financial services. Albert originally hails from southern California and has lived in New York, Paris, and Nairobi. He enjoys traveling, local food, culture, computers, and design. His favorite restaurants in Nairobi are Cafe Eraeva, Kosewe, and Tamia Plate.
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Volunteer program coordinator, Kenya
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UNDP donor, Finland
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Volunteer programs coordinator, Germany
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