PAWA Initiative and Dream Achievers Youth Organization (DAYO) agreed for partnership and implementation of the “Changamka na Sanaa project with the funding from International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
The Changamka Na Sanaa is a high impact, youth targeted, integrated communications and arts campaign aimed at inspiring and provoking youth to use their voting power to occasion change that benefits their generation. The advocacy project would run in different towns of Kenya. It is aimed at empowering the Kenyan youth to change their social, political, and economic environments for the better by utilizing their constitutional right to vote.
Changamka Na Sanaa will contribute to increasing the meaningful, active and non-violent participation of youth and community in the upcoming elections. This will be achieved by creatively unpacking the voter information and related civic education on democracy in ways that spark and inspire sustained interest to not only vote but to promote peace during the elections.
Coordination and Implementation
DAYO work with other five theatre groups in Mombasa which includes: Manyatta Youth Entertainment, Likoni Youth Focus, Swahili pot, DAYO Theatre and Stretchers Youth Organization. DAYO being the main partners in Mombasa will coordinate project activities and supervise all the partners. This entails but not limited to;
- Receiving the funds for both DAYO and all the partners.
- Dedicate a staff to be in-charge of the project implementation.
- Ensure the project reach of 4000 people direct reach is attained.
- Ensure diverse community forums take place in Likoni, Kisauni, Changamwe and Mvita.
- Supervise and secure graffiti installation sites in the four locations.
- Coordinate the reports of all partners and send to PAWA of the whole project implementation in Mombasa.
- Identification of competent and passionate volunteers to mobilize young people to graffiti installations.
- Support in linking PAWA with different partners where Graffiti installations can be done e.g. schools, resource centers and other like-minded organizations or spaces that people can see.
- Support in linking PAWA to artists; musicians, poets, dancers and graffiti artists in the community
- Recruit and supervise the mobilizes
- Ensure 50-50 gender representation in all participants of the project
- Coordinate to get necessary licenses and approvals for graffiti installations
- Coordinate the co-creation of visual representation concepts based on the workshop held with the local artists
- Ensure the mobilizes reach a target of 4,000 young people (18 to 35 years) in Mombasa.
- Dissemination of project information through DAYO’s social media and online platforms and through partnerships with local radio stations throughout the duration of the project.
- Support the creation of a ‘Pledge Wall’ for community members to imprint their handprints as a sign of their pledge to be peaceful during the election.