We operate across Kenya and Melbourne to spur Kenya's sustainable future.
We engage the local Kenyan community through authentic mentorship, culturally sensitive initiatives and sustainable programs.
We empower children and young adults with skills to transform not only their own lives but the lives of their families and communities.
We educate through the provision of schooling, extra-curricular activities and public health programs.
Melbourne Marathon 2021
Team Spur Afrika is back for this year's Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 10th October! Calling all runners (and walkers) to fundraise for our mission for the 3km walk, 5km run, 10km run, half marathon or full marathon.
This is our 4th year participating in the Melbourne Marathon, so come join us to raise money to Spur Afrika and continue to support children and young adults in the slum of Kibera, Kenya.
We believe in locally-led change. As all our programs are run in Kenya, we felt it was important to engage Kenyan locals to determine and do the work they saw need for in their community. We support all Kenyan Spur employees with living wages through our Sponsor a Worker Program.
Spur is located in Kibera, Kenya's largest poverty-stricken slum. In this environment, we believe that sustainable change for young people is only possible with consistent financial assistance to children and their families, and authentic mentorship from role models. Our Child Sponsorship Program currently has 100 sponsored children who are offered financial aid, local mentorship and a transitional scholarship should they gain a place in university.
We believe in the pivotal role education can have in progressing a society away from poverty. Through a number of locally conceived programs that focus on topics such as health, literacy and female empowerment in young people, we aim to equip the next generation with knowledge and skills that last a lifetime – within and beyond their own.