Located on the east coast of Africa, Kenya has a population of roughly 48 million people. Though Kenya is rapidly developing, the gap between the poor and the rich is deepening with issues of illiteracy, poverty, child labor and health at the forefront. Our first site in Kenya is located in Embu, and will use the UrbanPromise model to develop an afterschool program and summer camp with a focus on digital literacy.
YouthPromise is the first UrbanPromise site in Kenya. Based in Embu, YouthPromise seeks to serve the children and youth of Embu by providing an afterschool program and summer camp focused on digital literacy. It is the vision of YouthPromise to provide access to the global world through teaching computer skills, providing academic support and to transform lives through technology.