The Team

Titus Kuria

Titus Kuria


Titus Kuria, popularly known as Tito, believes that to say life in Mathare is challenging is an understatement. It’s these barriers that he endeavours to alleviate through his contribution and participation in PaaMoja and other initiatives so that the upcoming generations could have an easier access to a better future. He grew up in the Mathare Valley and has a good understanding of what life is like in the slum. Titus’ commitment is to help in creating and connecting the youth with emerging empowerment opportunities.

Titus is one of the founding leaders of Canada Mathare Education Trust – a charitable organization whose mission is to advance education in Kenya by providing scholarships to needy but bright students from Mathare Slums, Nairobi; and to raise awareness in Canada about education and poverty in urban Kenya.

He is also a facilitator with JUMP! Foundation – a social enterprise that envisions a world where young people fulfill their true potential as individuals, community leaders, and global citizens.

Titus recently graduated at the prestigious Amani Institute with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management – an innovative and unique program that has been endorsed by leading institutions such as Ashoka and The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, and is further supported by the Harvard University Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory.

Throughout his community work, Titus has been very fortunate to have been involved in a myriad of organizations and initiatives; he is a fellow of NairoBits School of Digital Design, an alumnus of InWent (formerly GIZ), recipient of Bayer Young Environmental Envoy award, a member of Action Beyond Limits network, and a trainer with Sambaza Peace initiative amongst others.

Titus enjoys playing and watching football, swimming, wind surfing and spending time with his family.