It all started in Korogocho as band of five playing music for social change. Listen to one of our first recorded songs "Somebody tell me why?" and our music video G8, that went viral in Korogocho in the beginning of the 21st century.
Established in 2007 as Community based organization primarily cater for disadvantaged children and young people aged from (4-30 years) and women, in order to bring about positive changes in their lives through the creation of a sound social, cultural and educational environment targeted to meet the needs of the Korogocho and its neighborhood community.
Hope Raisers Initiative also works on activating the role of members of the community and increases the degree of awareness of cultural and societal issues. The organization ’s main interests are centered on topics related to entrepreneurship, mentor-ship, interactive learning, performing arts, sports and advocacy programs targeting children, youth and women.
Hope Raisers Initiative is structured to offer mentorship and outreach programs to children and young people living in informal settlements through arts, sports and culture with an aim of nurturing their creative talents and expose them to networks that support sports as a tool for resilient and violence prevention for positive social transformation, the initiative recognizes and build upon the important role that arts sports plays as engine for social/ economic empowerment and positive youth engagement.
Innovation and creativity; Creating opportunities for creativity and promoting distinctive ideas and rewarding innovation and development.
Partnership; Since the charity work is based on cooperation and coordination between all parties, whether at the governmental level, the civil society level or at the level of funders and donors.
Social Responsibility; Strong belief in the organization ’s prominent and active community role in addressing the negative phenomena and promoting the community values and principles.