Maji Mazuri, which means “good water” in Swahili, is a social economic development program based in Kenya. Founded by Dr. Wanjiku Kironyo in 1984, the organization is composed of 4 interrelated programs: Education & Talent, Economic Empowerment, Community Development and Mental & Physical Health. The programs seek to address the root causes of poverty and focus on alleviating poverty by empowering people to bring about change in their own lives.
The Maji Mazuri Youth Group Football Team
Maji Mazuri's New Multimedia Reporters!
Challenging the Gobi Desert for Maji Mazuri!
I am not a runner. I have never run a half marathon. I don't even like running.
This said, I AM a mother. I have endured labor delivery of two large, healthy, precious baby boys. And because of that, I know I am strong. I know my body is simply a vessel and through it God can work miracles. Miracles of life. And now I pray for the miracle of finding sponsors for 97 children in Nairobi, Kenya by 12-31-11. Why? Let me explain...
Early this year Maji Mazuri youth group came up with the idea of having a football team. The group members at that time could not form a complete team, but after some time more members joined the group due of the effort the team was making. When the team had a good number of players, the group coordinator, Victor Kebane, registered the team in a community league.
Around this time last year, a group of ten young people met at the youth office in Mathare. Their aim was forming of the Maji Mazuri Multimedia Network of Reporters. This group would write blogs, take pictures and videos and share the work of Maji Mazuri with the rest of the world. The team is comprised of youth from different areas, who have been impacted by Maji Mazuri. Through Maji Mazuri's programs/projects, each has been able to make something of their lives. The team is very dedicated to Maji Mazuri and has been working tirelessly to reach out to their respective communities.
Update: Yes, he did it! Not only did Tony finish the gruelling 155 mile Gobi Desert race, yesterday, but he came in 10th of 125 men and women who completed the race, out of over 150 who started!
What an incredible achievement! The fifth stage, in particular, must have been totally exhausting – 60 miles over ravines, through rural farmland and then through sand dunes. It took Tony 14 hours and 21 minutes. Some people needed more than twice as much time to finish. We are very proud of his achievement, and very grateful that he dedicated this effort to Maji Mazuri.