Walk Against Crime is an exciting fundraising event that you can be part of, changing the lives of many young people in Mathare slum, Nairobi. We are fundraising for KSEEEP a grassroots project set up in Mathare to lower crime rates and help many young people avoid or leave a life of crime. Through dance, football, education, economic empowerment and social guidance KSEEEP is already changing the lives of over 200 children and young people. In 2013 we will be bringing 10 dancers from Mathare slum to the UK to perform and raise awareness and support for their community project. To raise funds we are organising walks, concerts and other exciting events. In July 2012 Kathleen Scanlan from Zuri Design and Jeremy Piercy from Shared Earth walked 220 miles from Southport to Hornsea raising over £5000! Another Coast to Coast walk is planned for 2013, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshir Moors. Could you get involved? Read more…
The charity managing the Walk Against Crime is The Zuri Foundation which is a small UK charity working in Kenya to help young people break the cycle of poverty they are born into through education and employment. Working in partnership with local organisations and charities we are enabling young people to earn a living and get access to education. In doing so many of these young people are able to avoid or leave a life of crime, destitution and poverty, changing lives . It is estimated that one billion people worldwide live in slums, a figure that is set to double by 2030. Employment and education is hard to access but changes lives instantly as we have seen many times first hand. Continue reading
7 of the 10 dancers have enrolled in a computer college in Nairobi for a 3 month course funded by Walk Against Crime UK! Thanks so much to all our supporters here.
Having finished school, the dancers were keen to keep busy and use their time well ahead of the UK trip and this was their requested course. Photos here by Peter Kyalo show the skills they are learning!
Daily practice in Mathare is on going as the dancers and drummers get close to the UK trip date – 5th August 2013.
We have launched a prize draw in the UK and need help selling as many tickets as possible to fundraise the remaining money required to make this dream come true! So far we have raised 3/4 of our target!
We are very busy in UK planning the events for the dancers and drummers when they visit with the 5th August set as their arrival date in the UK.
In Kenya everyone is busy practicing and studying/working! Oh and sending us great photos like this one here!!
PRIZE COMPETITION NOW LAUNCHED! June 2013
We have launched a prize competition. Purchase your ticket for just £2 and answer a very simple question to be in with a chance! Winners drawn on 30th August 2013. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a ticket or to help us sell tickets. Tickets can also be bought at Shared Earth or Pyramid Galleries, York.
PRIZE 1 – A weekend for two within the UK value £300!
PRIZE 2 – £100 Gift voucher for leading fair trade retailer Shared Earth
PRIZE 3 – £100 Gift Voucher for Pyramid Gallery, York. Pyramid offers one of the country’s finest selections of British made contemporary crafts, jewellery and original prints.
PRIZE 4 Handcrafted Zuri Design soapstone chess set, value £70
We are hoping to raise a lot of money for our dancers trip through this and need as many as possible sold – could you help sell these?
10TH AUGUST 2013
Organised by Terry Brett of Pyramid Galleries, York this is set to be a great event! Not only is Rainy and The Dust performing but also our dancers and drummers coming all the way from Mathare slum, Kenya, a truly unique evening. At only £7 a ticket this promises to be an amazing night!
Our walkers have just arrived in Hornsea, an hour ahead of their schedule! Well done Kathleen, Jeremy, Max, Tom and Chris, you have done amazing and we hope you will have a long rest over the next few days!
We are so grateful for all the interest and support we have received along this long walk. Thank you for all the donations, to those who gave our walkers a place to rest, sleep and eat, to those who joined the walk for a day or more and to everyone who is now committed to helping us get the dancers to the UK next year and ensure a bright future for many young kids and adults from Mathare slum.
Lots more photos will be added to our gallery over the next few days but here’s one of our walkers as they left York on Wed 1st August 2012.
Well done Jeremy and Kathleen who have now walked half way across Britain!!! Tom Mellors, Max Send and Chris Piercy have now joined them for the remaining ten days. Its great to have their support.
The walking group arrives in York this evening where a welcoming party organised by Terry from York based business Pyramid Galley has organised a BBQ. 1st August is a rest day in York with evening events planned.
See our events page for details. Please try and get along to support our wonderful walking team!
Our Walk has started! We had a great turn out for day one and are grateful to everyone who has joined Kathleen and Jeremy on their long journey so far. Visit our Facebook page where we are posting daily photos of the walk. Click – www.facebook.com/walkagainstcrime
Walk Against Crime Nairobi took place on the 7th July 2012 and was a massive success! Over 300 youths walked from the Police Headquaters in Nairobi over 20 kms back to Mathare slum and through the getto. Many other supporters joined. The police actively supported the walk and the voices of the youths from the slum were heard by the police!
Relationships between the police and youth from Mathare have been improved by this event with talks now happening between Walk Against Crime Nairobi and the local police to try and involve some of the walkers in community policing. Local businesses and banks supported the walk seeing as they recognise the reduction of crime in their area is down to this amazing group of people. There are many photos of their facebook page which is www.facebook.com/walkagainstcrimenairobi and in our gallery. Follow their facebook page to see wha happens after the walk!
Walkers from Nairobi
Unfortunetly to date John and Milton have not yet been granted visas to join the walk with us. We have tried everything including letter of invite from a UK MP. We are still trying and will keep you updated.
Contact us if you’d like to arrange an event in your area: email@example.com