PAWA Initiative

PAWA Initiative is a Non-Profit established in Kenya in 2009. It is Kenya’s unique art and cultural collaborative hub that houses, fosters and catalyzes creative and community-driven projects for social change. The acronym “PAWA” is Swahili corruption for “power” while”254” is Kenya’s international telephone code.

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Upsurge in SGBV cases in Mukuru Amidst COVID 19 Pandemic

By Juliah Atieno The majority of Nairobi’s residents live in informal settlements and slums, in inadequate housing with little access to clean water, sanitation, health care, schools and other essential public services. Women and girls living in these informal settlements are particularly affected by lack of adequate access to sanitation

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Fire Tragedy in Mukuru kwa Njenga

By Lillian Mutheu It’s around 8pm in the evening people are going on with their usual businesses, suddenly loud  screams engulf the area and a thick dark smoke is seen rising from the households, fear engulfs the  people around they know very well what that means, their belongings or a

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Water Shortage in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

By Lilian Mutheu Water is life. Life is existence. The earth itself is made of 70% water. Water is a very important aspect in life. Its usefulness can not be outlived. Human beings and most of the living things need and use water for their day to day lives. We

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