Hatua Likoni is a community NGO working to reduce poverty and unemployment in Likoni, Kenya. Through scholarships, mentoring and career guidance, Hatua helps Likoni's top students gain the skills, credentials and networks they need to contribute to and benefit from Kenya's growing economy.
Hatua is a Swahili word meaning A Step Forward. Hatua helps Likoni step forward by empowering individuals to determine their own future and the future of Likoni.
Hatua Scholarship Fund offers secondary, college and university scholarships to gifted students who lack other means to pursue education. In 2013 we are sponsoring a total of 140 students.
Weekly mentoring sessions focused on personal decision making, civic engagement and career guidance prepare our students for life after school.
Likoni's Community Library is a well-resourced study space for Likoni youth and a forum for community trainings, serving over 180 students daily.
Hatua also supports local community initiatives. The Likoni Community Football League organizes weekly football matches and life skills education for over 700 Likoni youth and the Likoni Youth Agenda uses entertainment as a means to educate youth in civic issues.