I volunteered in the year 2010 at the kibera slums in Nairobi as one of the medical team sponsored by the Aga-Khan university hospital. our main objectives were to educate the community about health leaving and their contribution towards it. The kibera slums is highly populated and the community are low living earners. The people that we encountered had knowledge about the use of latrines but they are not accessible, they therefore use polythene bags and basins as the option. they dont see the need for hand hygiene since its a waste of water they buy through the hardly earned income hence frequent outbreak of diarrhoea diseases and other water borne diseases as well.We did free medical check up and treatment of minor ailments. most people were complaining of abdominal pains and skin infection was more to children below 10years. Few children were fully immunised but majority were not. We educated them about handwashing, antenatal mothers attending clinics always and going to hospital for delivery, the use of latrines, keeping their environment clean and others. we wrote a proposal letter to the minstry of heath to visit the area and build more toilets for the community. It was a nice experience.