Education and Gender Equality

About us

Åtvidaberg’s Kenya Association is a non-profit organization that started in 2007. Besides supporting girls’ education in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, we also focus on youth and children in the slum area of Juja, and work with their personal development and schooling through our local Kenyan partner Pendo Amani Youth Organization (PAYO). PAYO is a registered NGO (non-governmental organization). Our mutual goal is to enable these youth and children to learn and develop while participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities, listening to lectures and receiving help with homework and support from our youth leaders.
 
Another important aspect of our work is to build and maintain strong relationships between Sweden and Kenya and develop our intercultural understanding. Through our regular exchange projects, we have had the opportunity to share each other’s thoughts, living circumstances and cultures.

Pictures from our visit in Kenya in 2016

Our last trip to Kenya was a wonderful experience! The enormous engagement we met among the leaders, as well as the children, deeply impressed us and we were able to share our knowledge and different cultures through music and dance. It was an amazing exchange that gave us memories and experiences for life!