Our Story

Who We Are.

Our Story

Great Potential African Youths (G-PAY) was formed on May 2009 and was registered by the Government of Kenya under the ministry of Gender Children and social Development as a community based organization in Nairobi’s Dandora slum. The main aim was to bring youths together to share ideas, explore and promote one another performing arts talents as well as addressing issues that affect our community negatively such us unemployment, prostitution, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse among others.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To nurture and promote talents and skills of our members by giving them opportunities to express them and support them with the resources at our disposal through film and theater.
  • To enlighten the community on the dangers posed to their health by the presence of the dumping site right at the core of their habitation.
  • To conserve our environment through community clean up and tree planting exercises.
  • To economically empower vulnerable youths, women and children to find themselves eking a living.
  • To assist and link disabled members in the society to relevant organizations where they can get assistance

OUR MEMBERSHIP

  • Close to 70% of the entire country’s population are youths aged between 15 – 35 years. Our organization constitutes 90% of youths in this age bracket.
  • The membership of the organization is cross-cultural, incorporates disabled persons, gender sensitive and people from diverse government recognized religions.
  • Composition of membership with regard to gender stands at 40% male and 60% female. This majority is drawn from within Dandora slums and its environs.

Our Mission

To empower vulnerable youths, women and children for sustainable development.
 

Our Vision

To empower members of the community socially, economically, culturally and environmentally through nurturing their talents.

Our Objectives

To nurture and promote talents and skills of our members by giving them opportunities to express them and support them.
 

Meet The Team

SAMUEL OLUOKO
Project Coordinator
AMYN KHAN
Patron
MERCY NGOTHO
Public Relations Officer