The Mukuru Kwa Njenga youth technology resource center, designed for Slums Information Development Resource Center (SIDAREC) will give local residents access to the internet, computer and technology training, health clinic services, early childhood development programs and a community theater.
As part of the centers' long term economic sustainability program the center has a community bakery and a radio station, media lab and recording studio. The youth run radio station, Ghetto 99.9 FM, broadcasts to more than 650,000 local residents, giving a voice to the community.
During the planning phase for the new center, a fire destroyed SIDAREC’s previous radio tower and studio. The team modified the overall plan to include a completely new studio and launched an incremental “Raise the Radio” fund-raising campaign to ensure the entire community center opens as scheduled. Currently we are 80% funded to complete the project and we hope to complete funding before we finish major construction