Mathare Tables for Hope


Mathare is a collection of slums with a population of roughly 500,000 people who live, for the majority under the poverty line. Houses of mud and corrugated iron sheet. As the oldest slum in Nairobi, basic services like sanitation, clean water, electricity, and roads are lacking. As in many impoverished areas, children, and teens from Mathare are at incredible risk for unplanned pregnancies, involvement in drugs and alcohol, crime, prostitution, and gangs.

For children growing up in the slums, daring to dream and imagine another life is not an option. Breaking the cycle of poverty, when you cannot afford to learn how to read and write or have any role models to show you a different path is near impossible.

Project start date: 01-07-2019
Project location: Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya

Through the project Mathare Tables for Hope, Talent 4 Development gives children the ability to imagine a different future and the tools of education to live the dream.

Contribution to the Global Goals

Target 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

Target 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.

  • Individual Change
    • For 60 children from the slums of Mathare will attend school regularly since joining the program
    • 50% of participants, 30 children, will receive a regular safe space to think of, imagine and plan steps towards a future they want, through mentioning session
    • At least 20 of those aspire for a better life and aim to complete their education


  • Knowledge and skills
    • develop skills and create employment for coaches and mentors
  • Circumstance, quality of life or well-being
    • the number of children completing primary education significantly increases
    • chances for a scholarship into secondary education increased
  • Regular training sessions - Weekly Training in the Drive in School Hall, Mathare
  • Weekly Mentoring programme
  • Inauguration and “End of the year” event
  • Local and National competitions
  • Coaching Clinics
  • Hosting Tournaments for a social cause
  • Nairobi schools and Universities programme

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