Nairobi’s Youth Utilise Innovative Solutions to Transform Dandora an Article by Kristin Swardh a 4th year BSW Student Completing an International Placement

Nairobi’s Youth Utilise Innovative Solutions to Transform Dandora

Kristin Swardh is a 4th year  BSW Student Completing an International placement in Kenya . Kristin wrote this  article for the Aga Khan University East Africa Institute.

 

High crime rates, youth gangs and theft: these are just some of the issues we are told to watch out for when travelling to the Dandora suburb in Nairobi. When the same stories and phrases are repeated about the area, people start to believe it and stop questioning if another narrative is possible. If society sees you as a criminal or gang member, why would you want to live up to any other expectations? Luckily, the people of Dandora decided to write a new story for themselves.