Driven by founder Daniel Okiror’s profound personal journey, Beats of Hope is a beacon of hope for East Africa’s marginalized youth. From experiencing hardship himself, Daniel’s vision emerged: to lift children from the streets, nurturing their talents and providing them with the love and support they deserve.

With projects spanning Kenya, Uganda, and the Netherlands, Beats of Hope offers more than just aid; it offers empowerment through initiatives like children’s homes, arts centers, and backpacker accommodations. Infused with Daniel’s passion for social change and cultural exchange, each endeavor embodies the organization’s commitment to making a lasting impact. Additionally, Beats of Hope organizes events like the “Africa Safari Festival” and runs a record label in the Netherlands, providing a global platform for African artists.

At its heart, Beats of Hope believes that helping others is the truest form of self-fulfillment. Through a network connecting volunteers with grassroots organizations, the team harnesses collective action to create lasting change. As they continue their journey, Beats of Hope remains steadfast in its mission to provide homes for every African child in need, guided by the enduring spirit of resilience and compassion.



We Help Street Children in East Africa

Providing support, shelter, and opportunities for growth to children living on the streets, empowering them to build brighter futures.


We Foster Cultural Exchange

Facilitating interactions and experiences that promote understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, bridging communities through shared experiences.


We Empower Artists & Talent

Nurturing the creative potential and abilities of individuals, empowering them to explore and develop their talents to their fullest extent.


We Help Educate Children

Offering access to quality education and learning opportunities, empowering individuals to unlock their potential and pursue their aspirations.


We Create Festivals in Netherlands

Organizing vibrant events and celebrations that showcase African culture, music, and art, fostering community engagement and cultural appreciation.


We Curate Trips to East Africa

Crafting immersive travel experiences that offer authentic insights into East African life and culture, fostering cross-cultural connections and transformative experiences.


Street Children's Home Kenya

Providing support, shelter, and opportunities for growth to children living on the streets in Kenya, empowering them to build brighter futures.

Street Children's Home Uganda

Providing support, shelter, and opportunities for growth to children living on the streets in Uganda, empowering them to build brighter futures.

Beats of Hope Africa Foundation

Dedicated to empowering East Africa’s marginalized youth through empowerment, nurturing, music, cultural exchange, talent cultivation, and educational support.


Africa Safari Festival

Organizing vibrant events and celebrations that showcase African culture, music, and art, fostering community engagement and cultural appreciation.

Talent Centre

Nurturing the creative potential and abilities of children in Africa, empowering them to explore and develop their talents to their fullest extent.

Record Label

A record label created as a platform to support African musicians in local grassroots communities, giving them access to a global stage


We preserve African knowledge by archiving oral traditions through the fusion of traditional music and creative compositions.

Akogo Guesthouse

Akogo House, established in 2017, offers a cozy environment for volunteers and backpackers, fostering community involvement with a garden, balcony, and co-working space.

Agriculture Village

In the Teso Region of Uganda, we’ve created a model agriculture village to empower local youth in agri-business, offering mentorship and incubation aligned with the Millennium Development Goals. Join us in fostering entrepreneurship and growth through volunteering, interning, or a meaningful gap year.

African Shop

Support our objectives by purchasing from our engaging projects—jewelry making, crafting, gardening, African-branded clothing, and chicken rearing—that impart valuable skills to our boys and help offset operational expenses.


Our restaurant offers authentic African cuisine, serves as a community hub, and provides training and employment opportunities for program graduates.

Chicken Farm

We manage three chicken rearing spaces, engaging Wana Wa Mola youth in learning valuable skills and earning income through the care and sale of chickens.


Social Safari Experience

Experience a unique journey off the beaten path, curated to reveal the beauty and warmth of Kenya and Uganda. Immerse yourself in authentic local experiences, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the heart of these vibrant cultures.

Internship & Gap Year Programs

Embark on an internship program in Uganda and Kenya, tailored for young people worldwide seeking an authentic African experience while contributing to local communities. Additionally, we offer programs in The Netherlands for our music festivals and events.

Volunteering Programs

A initiative designed to link volunteers globally with organizations in Kenya and Uganda, enabling them to contribute to and engage with impactful grassroots projects.


To empower East Africa’s marginalized youth by providing them with love, support, and opportunities for growth, while fostering cultural exchange and social change through innovative projects and initiatives. We are dedicated to harnessing the transformative power of music and cultural exchange to uplift communities and inspire positive change.


Our vision is a future where every African child has access to education, shelter, and opportunities for self-expression. Through our dedication to empowering marginalized youth and fostering cultural exchange, we aim to create a world driven by compassion, where music bridges divides and inspires lasting change.


Street children often find themselves on the streets due to a myriad of reasons: physical violence, drug and alcohol abuse, parental death, family breakdown, poverty, war, or natural disasters. Once there, they face even greater challenges, with some families resorting to scavenging at garbage dumping sites for sustenance, consuming rotten leftovers as their daily meals.

These vulnerable children suffer from a range of health issues and are often trapped in cycles of addiction to substances like glue and alcohol. Additionally, they endure the harrowing realities of physical and sexual abuse from fellow street dwellers.

Through our Outreach Program, whether conducted on the streets or in their makeshift homes, we provide essential support. We distribute food, engage in music, dance, drama, and games, creating connections with the children. Through these activities, we identify those who are ready to embark on a journey of transformation and offer them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.


Our approach to addressing the issue of numerous street children in Kenya and Uganda involves a home-based mentoring model. In this model, we admit 20-25 street children aged between 8 and 17 years into two homes—one in Kenya and the other in Uganda.

These homes provide essential necessities such as food, clothing, medical care, and education, but above all, they offer love and support to build the children’s self-esteem. The boys undergo mentorship, education, and training until they become self-reliant or are resettled with their relatives and reintegrated into the community through our reintegration program.


Godfrey- Class 9

My name is Godfrey Mutethia, and I am 16 years old, currently in Primary 7. I was 10 years old when I came to Wana Wa Mola. Originally, I am from Vipingo in Kilifi County.

Life at home was challenging. I lived with my father, who was unable to provide for me as he spent most of his time drinking alcohol. He was always drunk, and I often had to fend for myself, roaming around and borrowing money just to have something to eat. I couldn’t attend school due to these circumstances.

I found my way to Wana Wa Mola through Crossroads Church. Life here has been a blessing. I receive everything I need, including food, clothes, shelter, and education. Most importantly, I now have a place to call home and have learned so much since coming here.

My dream is to become a dancer and to volunteer to serve God.

Eddy- Class 9

My name is Eddy Ochieng, and I’m 16 years old. I arrived at Wana Wa Mola when I was 12 years old, coming from Mtongwe Likoni. Life at home was tough; food was scarce, and my mother was often absent. I ended up roaming the streets with friends in search of sustenance. Eventually, I resorted to stealing just to survive, which led to my arrest by the city council police and placement in a remand home.

Thankfully, the children’s department referred me to Wana Wa Mola. Life here is different; everything I need is provided, and I can attend school regularly. Currently, I’m in primary class 7. Despite the challenges I’ve faced, my dream remains unchanged: I aspire to become a skilled drummer.

Michael- Class 11

Michael Ojwang, a resilient 17-year-old currently in his third year of high school, hails from Kisii town. His journey to this point has been fraught with challenges, starting at the tender age of 10 when he arrived in Wana Wa Mola.

Home life was fraught with difficulty as his mother battled illness, leaving Michael to fend for himself in the quest for sustenance. Resorting to selling scrap metal, scavenging for food scraps, and at times even relying on the charity of others, Michael’s early years were marked by hardship and uncertainty. His circumstances led him to the unforgiving streets, where he grappled with hunger and evaded law enforcement due to his involvement with cigarettes.

However, a beacon of hope emerged in the form of Uncle Benon, encountered in Mombasa. Through his mother’s plea and Uncle Benon’s benevolence, Michael found himself on a path toward transformation. The sanctuary of Wana Wa Mola provided more than just basic necessities; it offered solace, stability, and the opportunity for education. Here, Michael not only receives essentials like food, clothing, and education materials, but also discovers a newfound passion for acrobatics.

Amidst his journey, Michael harbors a profound dream—to become an electrical or mechanical engineer. This aspiration, born from his tenacity and resilience, serves as a testament to his unwavering determination to transcend his circumstances and build a brighter future.

In Michael’s narrative, one finds the intersection of adversity and hope, a testament to the transformative power of compassion and opportunity.

Rama- Class 10

Rama Tsole, a resilient 16-year-old embarking on his journey in Form One at Khadija High School in Mombasa, Kenya, represents a story of transformation amidst adversity. Originating from Kilifi, near Mombasa town, Rama’s upbringing was marked by profound struggle.

Hailing from a family of seven siblings residing amidst the desolation of the garbage dump, survival meant scavenging for sustenance amidst the refuse of the Mwakirunge dumping site. Despite his father’s earnest attempts to prioritize education, the burden of school fees and the daily struggle for food perpetually disrupted Rama’s academic pursuits.

However, a glimmer of hope emerged amidst the despair when Beats Of Hope (Wana Wa Mola) made an unexpected appearance at the dumping site. Uncle Daniel, now a paternal figure to Rama, extended an offer of support to those weary of street life, urging them to embrace change and pursue education. Moved by this opportunity, Rama seized the chance for a better life, with his father’s unwavering encouragement.

Today, Rama not only navigates his academic journey but also assumes the role of mentorship for younger peers within the Wana Wa Mola community. With aspirations of becoming a computer engineer, Rama exemplifies resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

The impact of Rama’s transformation extends beyond his personal narrative, resonating deeply within his family. Their joy and gratitude towards Wana Wa Mola’s mission reverberate through their newfound stability—ample food, dignified attire, regular church attendance, and educational pursuits.

In expressing his gratitude, Rama extends heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors whose generosity has paved the way for his journey. Their benevolence not only provides material support but also instills hope and opportunity, shaping Rama’s path towards a brighter future.