Oasis Africa Australia was established in 2005 to raise awareness and funds to help create a better future for the disadvantaged and underprivileged children of Kenya. Oasis Africa supports children from two slums, Kibera and Soweto, in Nairobi, Kenya.
These are areas with little government intervention, no medical aid and very little or no sanitation. the rebuilding of a healthy community, not just its children, is central to breaking extreme poverty and providing cultural linkages that enhance the child's resiliency. The children who attend the schools supported by Oasis Africa provide the new future of the community, however it is critical to invest in the entire community for the children to successfully grow.
3.9 million people live in slums in Kenya, which represents 55% of the urban population. Housing for Nairobi’s slum dwellers typically consists of shanties made of mud, wattle and iron sheets.
There are as many as 250 shanties per hectare and there is little or no access to water, electricity, basic services and infrastructure with around 94% of slum dwellers lacking access to adequate sanitation.