The foundation was found the basis of photography by Julius Mwelu then an IRIN photographer who saw the need to give back to the community by channeling the prize he won in 2003.

Since then with the help of Africalia Belgium and Some Korean Volunteers helped him achieve his dream.

Currently the Foundation has produced over 10 professional photographers who have worked in media houses, fashion/model and photo documentaries. The Foundation has a wide range of photographer who offer free service in community reporting, event coverage and commercial works.

With the first ever photography festival yet to happen this year the Foundation has had exhibitions both local and abroad.


  • Publication of the The Mwelu Foundation photo book.