Posted by Sarah Bush Brady on Jul 13, 2010
Help Architecture for Humanity reach our $68,000 goal to complete construction of SIDAREC, a youth technology and resource center in the Mukuru slum settlement of Nairobi. Phase 1 of construction has been completed and Phase 2 is underway. The finishing funds will open the building before the year’s end.
The center will give residents Internet access, computer and technology training, health clinic services, early childhood development programs, and a community theater. A radio station and recording studio will top out the construction project, beaming SIDAREC’s radio station 99.9 Ghetto FM to more than 650,000 local residents and countless listeners around the world.
The youth of Mukuru say the center is like a rain cloud, “One raindrop will not do much, but a number of raindrops falling down within a community is enough to allow seeds to grow into new plants.”
To donate and to find out more, visit http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/node/2905.