The Nairobi Stew Event Series is inspired by the Global Soup Movement, which began with Detroit Soup in 2010 and has spread around the world since.
For a suggested donation of 500 ksh, attendees receive a bowl of stew, a ballot and listen to 4 presentations. The ideas range from art, urban agriculture, social justice, education, technology and more. Each presenter has 4 minutes to share their idea and answer 4 questions from the audience.
The attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners will then come back to a future Stew dinner to report their project’s progress.
Nairobi Stew has been held severally since the inaugural event in March 2017, engaging over 300 people in person.