Waano is a nongovernmental organization that is working to support and strengthen local communities. It was organized to promote educational programs, humanitarian assistance, set up water hole systems in necessary areas, helping disabled and homeless people, and provide self-reliance trainings/seminars to improve human life.
Waano believes education is a basic human right and not a privilege. We envision an educational system that is both the center of the community and a tool for creating community to encourage, edify, and prepare future professionals and entrepreneurs to make a positive impact throughout our communities, professional environments and the world.
Waano helps local communities by training youth, women, teachers, and farmers as well as supporting private education and health institutions. We are committed to helping some of the world’s poorest communities in East Africa with the necessary resources for life and wellbeing. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and nurturing environment that empowers young people to reach their full potential.
Waano believes in access to reasonable and quality education. We value self-determination because we believe in the capacity of individuals and communities to envision and realize their strength and power. We believe in building a healthy youth community culture that acts out of love, respect, and equality for all people because we believe strong individuals and strong relationships build strong communities.
We believe that all young people have the capacity to develop personal responsibility, tolerance, and respect for self and others, thereby increasing the likelihood they will make positive life choices.