A grassroots media collective in Mathare Nairobi

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150+ Students Trained
500+ films produced

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Training Young Adults to
Document Life in Eastlands

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Films made by Mathare
in Mathare for Mathare

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Slum TV is a grassroots media collective based in Mathare, Nairobi. The organisation was founded in 2007

Slum TV is a grassroots media collective based in Mathare, Nairobi. The organisation was founded in 2007 to train young people from the neighbourhood in digital media production under the slogan; films made by Mathare, in Mathare, for Mathare. Since 2007 Slum TV has grown to work with young adults from, and to document life in, the broader Eastlands region. The organisation has trained over 150 individuals and produced more than 500 films.

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Training is one of the programs offered at Slum TV, with a mission to capture, document and tell authentic stories on the lives of informal dwellers through film and photography, we place the tool of self representation on the hands of the young people from the slums. Initially the Slum TV trainings were only for the 20 slum TV members. Production training is our speciality.


We have handled logistically and financially challenging projects and through partnerships with other international and local agencies, we have been able to establish a close relationship. We are able to offer the best services based on our prime position in the industry. Our crew understands how different productions work, are flexible and can handle projects of all sizes.


Hand in hand with our Film production and Training programme, Slum TV exhibits its films in different forums and locations mainly the Goethe Institutte, Mathare slums and in other parts of Nairobi county. The aim of this programme is to raise people’s awareness both nationally and internationally on the lives of the informal settlement dwellers through film.This serves Slum TV’s inquisition on the effects of its screening program a well as a guide for Slum TV’s content development.

Project Consulting

Slum TV's project consulting services extend beyond creative development to encompass the logistical and business aspects of filmmaking. They assist clients in creating realistic budgets and timelines, identifying potential funding sources, and navigating legal and contractual considerations. This holistic approach ensures that filmmakers have a comprehensive understanding of the resources and strategies needed to bring their project to life successfully.

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What our Alumini Says

Training at Slum TV empowered me to tell my story and the stories of others.

Brian S

Getting hands on experience working on real productions is the best.

Wambui K

Slum TV got me a job at a network doing what I love.

Steve H
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Email : habari@slumtv.org

Address : Muhari Plaza, Mlango Kubwa Area, Muratina Road, off Juja Road., Nairobi

Phone : +254 020 4402591 | +254 729 532 526