These poems were written by youth in our writing project in the Kibera and Mathare slums. Kennedy Odongo, a Nairobi spoken-word poet, conducted the workshops and compiled a representative collection of the powerful poems by these talented young people. They tell their stories of life in the slums. There is sadness and pain but also great strength, wisdom, ingenuity, termination and faith. This book titled "Poetic Voices from the Nairobi Slums: Vol. I" is available from ACOHF. All proceeds from the sale of this publication will benefit the Orphans Education Fund.