Get access to the real Nairobi life and experience Downtown through the eyes of former street kids. Hear their fascinating stories and learn from their street skills. Nai Nami is a social impact project that develops new job opportunities for unemployed youth from slums.
Your guides come from Mathare, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi. All of them dropped out of primary school and raised themselves at an early age in the bustling streets of Nairobi Downtown. During a 3-hours walking tour in the city centre, your personal guides will make you experience their so-called former “home” and share with you their captivating life stories connected to the places you visit. They will tell you how they ended up in the streets, show you how they survived through hustling, begging and crime, teach you their street skills, give you the real local insights and inspire you with their ghetto-energy. Even more important, they will share with you how they transformed to reasonable young men, how they look back on their former lifestyle and how they are nowadays trying to improve the situation of their families and friends. Nobody will be able to give you these insights the way they do.
The tour is one-on-one to facilitate an inspiring exchange between you and your guides and to give you the opportunity to ask all your questions.
We are Gianmarco Marinello (Switzerland) and Sriram Damodaran (India), founders of Nai Nami Tours. We met during our studies of Social Innovation Management at the Amani Institute in Nairobi, where we started collaborating based on our common passion for youth development. When we were exposed to Mathare slum in Nairobi, we felt the need to create opportunities for unemployed youth who dropped out of school and ended up in the streets. This is how Nai Nami started. We develop innovative business models based on the existing street skills to allow these youth to create value and earn a regular income. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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