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About Us

Soweto Youth Initiative is a registered community-based organization. It was started in 1999 by Julius Odero as a scout movement club by the name of "Soweto Club". It later changed to the name we know today as the organization grew beyond the scout movement. Its main aim is to nurture and empower the community, the youth, as well as disabled people so that they all can become responsible citizens through social, physical and spiritual development.

Lawrence

Head of Somo Initiative

I have been born and raised in Soweto slum. I joined Soweto Youth Initiative as a kid back in 2004 and joined as a staff volunteer in 2012. I’m in charge of tho Somo initiative which advocates for equal education opportunities to all children. I’m motivated to create a better environment that is effective for the growth of the children through education, talent and skill development.


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