Welcome to Mukuru Angaza
Mukuru Angaza Film Academy was started in 2018. Angaza which means shine aims to build a bridge between the slum community and the mainstream society.
Mukuru Slum is the third largest informal settlement located in the Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It has a population of over 600 000 people, majority of whom are children and youths.Most of youths are not going to school. Not just due to poverty and inaccessible education facilities in the area, but also because of lack of positive role models and mentors. We work with children and youths from the age of 12 to 25 who have had no chance to go to school, school dropouts and the street children. Some may have parents or guardians, while others are orphaned.
We offer a 12 months residential program that uses film as a creative tool to bring out talents, instill confidence and get new ideas. We enable children and youths to think beyond their present circumstance and question their future. Through this, we hope to change the story of Mukuru slum which has been viewed as a dumpsite, where children and youths’ inhabitants are viewed as hopeless and desolate. Mukuru Angaza Film Academy will bring “Angaza” and have a generation that can tell their own stories and define their own future.
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Where to find us
P.0 Box 79459-00200, South B, Aoko Road, Nairobi, Kenya.