Twaayf Youth Foundation
Twaayf Foundation is a youth-led community development organizations comprised of artistes working to create new opportunities and long term, self-sustaining solutions to the challenges we face in Likoni, Kenya. Our mision is to empower Likoni’s vulnerable children and youth to achieve their goals so they become able to provide for themselves and help uplift our community. We aim to achieve this mission by increasing access to basic needs, education, mentoring, youth outreach events, job opportunities, volunteerism, income generating activities and micro-finance loans for youth and families throughout Likoni.
Our collaborative projects include the Twaayf Children’s Development Center and Seeds of Hope Orphanage, a home for 20 orphaned and abandoned children, Madaraka Community School educating 100 less privileged children, and HolyKraft Entertainment, a recording and performing group comprised of youth founders and the children from Twaayf and a volunteer hosting and accommodation program.
Total War against AIDS Youth Foundation, Twaayf, was founded by Martin Gitonga and Dennis Mugo, two brothers who were homeless as children and now dedicate themselves to helping other children avoid the streets. Since registering as a community-based organization in Likoni in 2005 Twaayf has grown under the vision and dedication of its staff, volunteers, leaders and team of international advisers to provide our community with primary education, adult & information literacy, and micro-enterprise sponsorship services. We continue to seek collaborative and innovative partnerships with individauls and groups working within the Likoni community and the wider coastal region of East Africa.