The Koch Fest is a one week festival celebrating democracy, art and public space. The intention is to highlight the connection between art, youth and the city. It is also a way to give a voice to the young and creative youth and children of Korogocho and its environs while nurturing their talent and capacity to use the language of music, dance, and cultural expression in its multiple dimensions so as to mould them into artists who are socially committed and willing to raise awareness of life in Korogocho. Tapping into the capacity to easily communicate their visions, they can contribute to influencing a positive change using the strengths and opportunities inherent in the neighbourhood. To empower the youth socially, the festival provided a platform in mobilizing and engaging young people living in Korogocho to interact with other young people across the city through songs, dance and performances.