Tuwakuze Africa was founded in 2013, by Mr. Joseph Mani, then a student of International Relations at the United States International University – Africa. While undertaking community service at Victorious Joy in Kahawa West, Nairobi, he saw first-hand the challenging circumstances that did not allow underprivileged children to get access to quality education. The challenges including lack of books, stationery, adequate infrastructure and teachers were not unique to Victorious Joy but was also common in many other schools in Nairobi and across the country. It is under this backdrop that Tuwakuze Africa was formed and is currently run by passionate young individuals who have experience in volunteerism and are committed to use their talents, creativity and resources for positive transformation of their society
Who we are
Tuwakuze Africa is registered as a society under the Society ACT (CAP 108) of the laws of the Republic of Kenya. It is a youth-led, education-based initiative aimed at developing a reading culture, mentoring and instilling sustainable skills among orphaned, vulnerable & underprivileged primary school children and the youth within the community.
We seek to achieve our primary objective of promoting education in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 4: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Since the Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000 there has been commendable progress towards universal primary education here in Kenya, however while enrollment rate has increased literacy and quality education has not received much emphasis. Education is the foundation to development, without the education the cycle of poverty continues. At Tuwakuze we have realized this gap and are working not just to give access to education but to ensure quality, holistic learning for the most underprivileged children.
We aim to achieve our goal by setting up mentorship programs in underprivileged schools, linking pupils with scholarship opportunities and donating stationery among other education related projects and initiatives we undertake. We train youth on social entrepreneurship, employability skills and engage them in volunteerism in their communities.
A passion to ‘add value’ to someone’s life, a powerful desire to inculcate strong morals and an indomitable will to combat illiteracy is the driving force behind Tuwakuze Africa.
Our vision is to empower all underprivileged children in Africa to achieve a holistic education.
To promote provision of holistic education to underprivileged children through empowerment, mentorship, provision of learning materials and capacity building for youth.