The Africa Yoga Project began in 2007 with three questions: 1) Could yoga positively transform lives across race, nationality, age, gender and economic status? 2) Would yoga be valued when offered at no cost, and 3) Can people who are struggling to survive, who live in an unstable environment, and who have little food to eat, utilize yoga to transform their perception of their lives and their sense of future possibilities? This experiment began in the poorest areas of Kenya, and currently 5,000 people participate in more than 250 weekly classes. Africa Yoga Project welcomes travelers to join in service projects.
Entries in Kenya (7)
Livelyhoods is a social startup in Kenya that wants to see an end to Band-Aid solutions in Africa. Instead they focus on introduce sales and entrepreneurship jobs to street youth in Kenyan slums. All the while introducingsocially beneficial goods (think clean burning stoves, solar lamps, and feminine hygiene products) to people in the surrounding area.
Mike and Anne Howard did something we think is pretty cool. Newlyweds, they set out on the ultimate of all honeymoons, traveling to 25 countries for over 500 days... documenting it all on their website Honeytrek.com. Here are their insights into traveling by minibus (Matatu) in Africa, where they traveled overland for 100 days, through South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya, and they "didn't feel unsafe once." Nice!
Watch what 22 year old Evan Mula, from Boston, did with just a bit of time. He and 32 of his friends raised $10,000 in 3 hours to build a school in Kenya through Change Heroes and Free The Children. This is his trip to see that vision emerge in reality.
What is it like to live in one of the world's most infamous slums? Joseph Djemba shares his experiences as a street boy growing up in Kibera, Kenya's notorious shantytown, which is home to an estimated 235,000 to 270,000 people. Djemba is the central character in "Megaslumming," a book by Share The World’s Resources, which explores how the impoverished informal settlement of Kibera came into existance and documents what life is like for slum-dwellers in Africa.