Nolali wase Dolophini and JAY4T Collaborate to Promote Quality Education

During this International Day of Education, Jabulani Youths for Transformation is glad to announce our collaboration with Nolali wase Dolophini to promote literacy for children and youth in Kisumu County, Kenya, and in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Nolali wase Dolophini is a Xhosa Phrase with the direct translation “a villager from town”.  Nolali wase Dolophini Book Club aims to bridge the rural – peri-urban – urban literacy divide and ultimately the rural – peri-urban – urban education divide. 


The Book Club is open thrice weekly to young people between the age of 6 and 15 years.  Through our collaboration, we will bring together young people from both organizations once every month virtually for knowledge sharing between the young people, cross-cultural and cross-continental learning, and monitoring and evaluation.


Access to quality education improves the learning capabilities of young people. Unfortunately, some homeless children and children living in low-income communities in Kisum still experience the challenge around education by lacking access to learning materials, learning infrastructure, and sufficient attention from tutors due to the big student-teacher ratio. According to the research by Maoulidi, Moumie. (2008). EDUCATION NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR KISUMU CITY, KENYA, National and local authorities must also address issues of quality by training teachers and must enhance equity by targeting vulnerable groups such as girls and poor children. 

We are continuously building synergies with private companies, civil society organizations, and government agencies to collaboratively narrow the gaps in access to quality education for children in Kisumu. This is in line with our objective of fostering positive youth development. 

Acknowledging SDG4 Enablers in our Ecosystem

Tore’s Foundation works to empower young people to develop their critical thinking and discover their voice through debate in order to transform their communities and engage politically. 

Worldreader is a nonprofit organization bringing reading to children in underserved communities.

Junior Achievement provides age appropriate, experiential and turnkey in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and Work readiness.

SOMAPP works to transform education using technology, ensuring opportunities for all in accessing quality education focusing on skills of the future, leaving no one behind

Nutrition Education Through Science Experiments 

Poor nutrition is one of the causes of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, preventable cancer, mental health conditions, and cardiovascular diseases. According to UNICEF, high costs and low affordability means billions of people cannot eat healthy and nutritiously. This state of food poverty also affects our clients and calls for us to respond with innovative and inclusive solutions promoting better nutrition among young people. 

With children from Mama Ngina Children’s Home, our volunteers, and Vanda Gatti – a Biochemist and one of our Directors, we kickstarted science engagement activities focused on nutrition by performing experiments with easy-to-find materials and food using a guidebook called “The Shopping of a Scientist” by Nutritionist Biologist, Sarah Branchesi. Through the experiments, the children can learn about the nutritional value of a variety of food in a fun and playful way, do the experiments on their own, and explain the function of the respective food. Therefore being more aware of what lies behind different kinds of food and how important it is for their growth and development. 


JAY4T has scheduled a calendar of science engagement activities around nutrition and sustainable agriculture to work with young people in Kisumu and to contribute to food security. We are fostering behavior change through education and communication through this intervention while prioritizing child nutrition as the category with the greatest need. Additionally, our agribusiness social enterprise Sote Tule is working to increase availability and access to food among low-income households in Kisumu and gradually in other counties of Kenya through supporting local small-scale producers to produce more nutritious food and linking them to markets including the most food-insecure households. This is with great consideration of cost and affordability.