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GAMING

at the Pawa Rooftop

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WAHU KAGWI

Award Winning Musician

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CREATIVES WORK FROM

THE LOUNGE

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STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING

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BRAIN STORMING

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ABOUT

PAWA254 is Nairobi's unique social enterprise through which innovative professionals from diverse artistic fields exploit their creative genius to foster social change. Among the creatives who collaborate in this dynamic space are photographers, graphic artists, journalists, musicians and poets. Significantly, promising youths are invited, both to make their contribution in this informal powerhouse and to receive mentorship from the experts.

Our Programs

Youth Empowerment Project Youth Empowerment Project

This entails imbuing young, upcoming creatives with the enthusiasm to be everything they can be. It is under the auspices of the Youth Empowerment Project that young Kenyans avail themselves of the benefits of our training sessions and workshops.

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Hub Rental Programme Hub Rental Programme

As the name implies, this is primarily a space-rental facility. Under this, creatives and entrepreneurs—especially those whose projects touch on the theme of social change—can, upon prior arrangement with the management, use our easy space for purposes such as conferencing and get-togethers.

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<br />Arts Impact Project
Arts Impact Project

This comprises a roof-top art workshop and hosts a richly equipped gallery for use by creatives such as graffiti artists and other fine artists. We have a T-shirt printing machine and airbrushing and spray-can equipment. On the side are a relaxation lounge and an open-plan dining hall where our guests sit, relax and exchange ideas.

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Photography and Audiovisual Project Photography and Audiovisual Project

PAWA254 boasts a richly equipped photo and film studio in which are cameras (both still and video), lighting equipment, as well as a projector and an accompanying screen.

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Our Team

PAWA254 is Nairobi's unique social enterprise through which innovative professionals from diverse artistic fields exploit their creative genius to foster social change. Among the creatives who collaborate in this dynamic space are photographers, graphic artists, journalists, musicians and poets. Significantly, promising youths are invited, both to make their contribution in this informal powerhouse and to receive mentorship from the experts.

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Njeri Kangethe Njeri Kangethe General Manager

A graduate of Daystar University with a degree in Public Relations, Njeri has experience in event planning and management including the Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon 2005 and the Nairobi Airshow. Before...

Ernest Langat Ernest Langat Accountant

Langat is a trained and experienced accountant and administrator. Before joining PAWA254, Langat worked at Mutitika Associates; Avidex Media Productions, World Mobilizations (K) Trust and the Global Network Ltd among...

Bertha Kang’ong’oi Bertha Kang’ong’oi Writer

Bertha is the resident writer at PAWA254. She has 10 years’ work experience as both a print and broadcast journalist. She has worked for local and international media outlets including The Daily Nation, Al Jazeera English...

Space Rentals

UBUNTU UBUNTU

At 10x4.8 metres, Ubuntu can seat up to 45 people comfortably. Equipped with a slightly raised platform, and supplied with multiple power points and a couch, this room is ideal for workshops and meetups for creatives.

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SHUJAA SHUJAA

At 7.5x4.8 metres, Shujaa is a boardroom equipped with a state-of-the-art, 46-inch screen and a 5.1 surround sound theatre ideal for video conferencing, presentations and tutorials. The conference table can seat up to 12 people; also around the room is space for six additional tables. The space can be quickly transformed into a hall with seats accommodating up to 70 persons in a conference setting

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MAGEUZI MAGEUZI

At 1125.50 square feet, Mageuzi features state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, and can seat up to 110 people. The wing includes a projector, a photography studio and video equipment, and includes the surround audio system. This space is idea for groups that wish to make recordings or conduct audiovisual exhibitions.

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ROOFTOP ROOFTOP

At 3297.60 square feet, the Pawa 254 Rooftop wing offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the Nairobi Central Business District skyline against a backdrop of lush city suburbs, itself safely tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The rooftop also comes with the option of gaming equipment, including footsie ball, a punching bag and a pool table and there is also the option of spray cans and a graffiti wall / floor.

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News

Pawa 254 is Hiring! Pawa 254 is Hiring!

Africa's creative collaborative Hub is hiring! We're looking for some brilliant individuals to add to it's dynamic and creative team. If you think you fit the people we're describing below, please get in touch with us as soon as before March 11th 2014 at noon:   Information Technology (IT) Manager - based in Nairobi, Kenya A generally all-rounded  IT expert who's good with [...]

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Published Mar 06, 2014
Open Membership Application Open Membership Application

Are you involved in the creative industry, or know anyone who is, and are looking to get the right push to boost your ideas, creativity and network within a dynamic community? Pawa 254 is giving you the opportunity to set up base at its Social Change hub by introducing the 'Open Membership' plan. We're giving a total of FIVE industry enthusiasts, [...]

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Published Jan 27, 2014
The Rules and Pawa 254 Activism Lab

Introduction The Rules, in collaboration with Pawa254, will be holding a two week Creative Activism Lab at the Pawa Hub from the 20th until the 31st of January.  We are looking for 15 motivated individuals who are interested in using art for social change and resistance.  Applicants must be able to attend the full 2 week experience.   You can apply to participate [...]

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Published Jan 10, 2014
“Kenyan Theater is here to Stay”

  Mumbi Kaigwa PawaSalon’s 20th edition welcomed the intelligent, inspirational and gifted Mumbi Kaigwa. Mumbi Kaigwa is one of Kenya’s most recognizable faces on stage, in theatre, music, dance and the arts. She is an accomplished writer, actor and producer with over 40 years of experience in her field(s) and boasts a lifetime achievement award. This edition of PawaSalon was particularly interesting [...]

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Published Oct 23, 2013
This week @ Pawa: debate, film skills, spoken word, hip hop

Loads of events, all open to the public, this week at Pawa. Practice your debate skills, gain hard skills in human-centred video production, and make your social commentary through spoken word or hip hop. #OffTheRecord talks & debates weekly Tuesdays 5:30-8pm. Entrance is absolutely FREE. You’re invited to come and engage others in the Pawa Community, and discuss issues which are both [...]

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Published Oct 23, 2013
BEYOND A GOOD STORY: Transforming a society through film.

BEYOND A GOOD STORY: Lies the reason to tell it As we face converging economic, environmental and social crises our generation has a unique opportunity to re-imagine and re-build our world. We have seen the importance of not only telling a good story but understand the impact that that story will have and hence transform our world…. In the next edition of [...]

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Published Oct 23, 2013

Pawa254 Contacts

Note: Office is down a small road directly across from the Ethiopian Consulate. Detailed directions: From State House Avenue, find the smaller road called State House Crescent and turn. Follow signs for the Ethiopian Consulate. When you see the consulate entrance, look to the opposite side of the street. There will be a small driveway. Turn and go to the end of the driveway, where you will see two black gates. The left gate is for Pawa 254, housed at the Africa Alliance of YMCAs building.

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