In 2018 Luuk de Vries, geography teacher trainer at the NHLStenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden went travelling to Kenya. During his trip he was introduced to Agape Hope for Kibera. He and JJ Stevens (board member Stichting Stimulering Doe Kunst) went on a tour through the Kibera slums in Nairobi, organised by Collins. By then, Collins showed tourists around in Kibera on a regularly basis, providing an income for his foundation and thereby supporting the local community.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, tourists stayed away and the income of the slum tours vanished. In the winter of 2020 Collin and Evlyn came up with an innovative idea: organize the tours online. Luuk was fascinated by the idea and tried it in December 2020 with his geography students and was very enthusiastic of the concept.
In order to help Agape Hope for Children he build this website. Together with Tjeerd Drabe, geography teacher at the Stadslyceum, Groningen, The Netherlands, he designed the teaching materials. Thereby hoping to inspiring other teachers around the world to give their students an unforgettable experience of an online slum tour through Kibera.
Even if only a handful of teachers would schedule a tour on a yearly basis, Agape Hope for Kibera is already able to have a positive and sustainable impact on the community and help children in Kibera to built up a more fruitful future.