the EU will now fund stuff happening in Africa. BUT YOU MUST HAVE AN EU
Partner and probably partners. I don't know details, but you will need a
n EU based Youth (under 30) group.
On Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:14:42 -0500 (EST), "Janet Feldman"
> Dear Collins, Dennis, Andrius, and All,
> I agree with Andrius...this is amazing, and I will somehow arrange
> funding from ActALIVE, for at least half if not more of this endeavor.
> How much do you need to get started, and in what increments (ie so much
> each month, or more upfront to get started?).
> Immense thanks for such heartening and inspiring news, and let's talk
> about the way ahead this week! As always with artistic affections, and
> towards peace-filled directions, Janet
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...
> >Sent: Jan 28, 2008 3:37 PM
> >To: fightingpeacefully@ yahoogroups. com
, help group <holistichelping@ yahoogroups. com
>, actalive@yahoogroup s.com
, risingvoices@ googlegroups. com
> >Subject: [actalive] Timely proposal from REPACTED peacemakers
> >Collins Odour, I'm simply amazed that at such a challenging time you've
> >succeeded to put together the proposal below. Great work and I hope you
> >and Dennis Kimambo and all of the REPACTED http://www.repacted
> >this funding! Your work in Nakura and beyond is simply outstanding. I
> >also note the Rising Voices micro-grant REPACTED recently won. Andrius
> >----------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---
> >Hi Andrius, Please find attached the proposal of youth peace forum from
> >REPACTED. Collins Odour
> >----------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --
> >THE YOUTH PEACE FORUM
> >REPACTED: Forum for Behavior Change
> >Rapid Effective Participatory Action in Community Theatre Education and
> >Development The mission of REPACTED is to define ourselves, shape our
> >experiences, identify our strengths, tackle our challenges and celebrate
> >our successes as young Kenyans.
> >REPACTED is a community-based youth-to-youth organization
> >registered with the Department of Culture under the Ministry of Gender,
> >Sports, Culture, and Social Services.
> >REPACTED is composed of highly qualified youth and community volunteers
> >who form a multi-disciplinary team encompassing the field of behaviour
> >change communication including theatre for development, HIV/AIDS,
> >reproductive health, sexuality, gender issues, drugs and substance
> >abuse. The team (currently 25 members) contains strong field experience
> >and profound knowledge of the local community and their cultural behaviors.
> >REPACTED was formed in 2001 by youth theatre artists from the Nakuru
> >Players Theatre Club within the Impact Project of Family Health
> >International (FHI) under the technical assistance of the Programme for
> >Appropriate Technology in Health-Kenya (PATH-Kenya) . The
> >formed the organization with an aim of improving their community by
> >encouraging young people to make informed decisions around issues
> >affecting them and to involve them in community development. They
> >achieve this by volunteering their theatrical skills and talents in
> >participatory theatre methodologies, awareness campaigns and peer
> >education and counseling.
> >REPACTED seeks to address a range of youth development issues directly
> >associated with HIV/AIDS: sexuality, abstinence, negotiation skills,
> >gender issues, relationships, reproductive health, safer sexual
> >practices and methods of protection against pregnancy and sexually
> >transmitted infections. Activities that improve knowledge attitude,
> >skills, and behaviours are organized in a range of settings: from
> >learning institutions to
communities and special circumstance
> >institutions. REPACTED programs target youth between the ages of 15 – 24
> >as partners, allies, and agents of change and supports youth-adult
> >Past and Current Initiatives, Collaborations, and Awards:
> >* APHIA II Project – funded by USAID June ’07 - Present
> >* Abstinence and Behavior Change for Youth with ADRA-Kenya (Adventist
> >Development and Relief Agency) funded by USAID 2003 - Present
> >* School and Prison Outreaches funded by the MTV Staying Alive
> >Foundation. June ’07-Present
> >* Peace Tiles with Peace Tiles Global Project 2005 – Present
> >* Act ALIVE actalive.org
> >* New York Film Festivals ‘Best Finalist – Short Stories’ for a film
> >about gender inequality 2007
Collaborations with Princeton University students and professors 2005
> >to present
> >* Founding Member elected to the national CACC (Constituency AIDS
> >Control Committee)
> >* Over 800 Community Theatrical Outreaches since 2001
> >* Impact Project with FHI – Behavior Change Communication funded by
> >USAID 2001-2004
> >Contact: Collins Dennis Oduor /Dennis Kimambo +254721637457
> >+254722388275 oduoduor@yahoo. com
, kimambodenis@ yahoo.com
> >repactedkenya@ yahoo.com
> >To integrate and involve young people in the decision making and
> >development process, increase their participation in community
> >development and ensure that programs are youth centered and fully engage
> >the youth.
> >Mission Statement
> >Our mission is to define ourselves (youth) shape our experiences,
> >identify our strengths, tackle our challenges and celebrate our successes.
> >Statement of the Problem
> >In Kenya, ethnic and boundary clashes among the neighboring communities
> >is very common occurrence and can historical be traced from the
> >migration and settlement of different communities, the early Christian
> >church and introduction Islam, the colonial government and
> >administration( the white farmers) and the first black government up to
> >date. Politically a lot of events have occurred since independence in
> >1963 that have shaped the politics in the country, with particular
> >reference to the length on the changes that have been experienced since
> >1992. With repeal of Section 2(a) of the constitution of Kenya in 1991
> >the country entered into a new era of multiparty democracy. The changes
> >however have not been blessing to Kenyans as expected as it heralded a
> >new phase in Kenya politics characterized by ethnic clashes and
> >animosities among communities. As the agitation for multipartyism and
> >democracy was raising those who were in power then saw themselves as
> >being threatened. The result was the suppression of pro-multiparty
> >activists. In places where multypartyism was opposed, people started to
> >fight those supporting changes. This made worse by politicians who
> >incited the locals to clash, leaving scores of people dead, property
> >destroyed and many others displaced from their farms. With this problems
> >unresolved to date, several other similar clashes have been experienced
> >as communities live in perpetual hatred and mistrust. These have been
> >experienced in particular just before and after subsequent elections,
> >for instance in 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Apart from the
> >boundary there are some issues like poverty, illiteracy, language,
> >culture, unemployment, lack of resource and skills among young people in
> >both rural and urban areas. Therefore economically, as displacement from
> >farms was being experienced, the economy of those places suffered Issues
> >like land and settlement are core factors that should be taken seriously
> >because it is the back a great blow especially
the agricultural sector.
> >Farms lacked personnel to work on them or as well people didn’t want to
> >cultivate their farms in the fear that they could be attacked and their
> >crops destroyed thus ending up in losses. drop and the source of all
> >tribal fights. On social-cultural and economic part an increase in the
> >number of problems associated with the land/ethnic clashes, and due to
> >the displacement experienced, people continually camped in nearby
> >centers in the hope that they would return to their farms sooner than
> >later. Here they experienced a lot of problems, ranging from lack of
> >food and even good environments to recuperate from the trauma suffered
> >in experiencing the clashes. As a result most people in those areas have
> >developed some defiant kind of behaviors while other shave suffered
> >psychological distortion
as a result of trauma. Disillusionment is also
> >common in these places as many of the displaced persons continue loosing
> >hope of ever going to their farms.
> >The youth in ethnic clashes
> >It is clear that most election violence was and is perpetrated by the
> >youth who normally are used by the politicians to cause violence. The
> >youth are used to fight because most young people lack economic
> >activities yet the government youth enterprise funds is so limited,
> >selective, bureaucratic and academically defined. Such criteria’ s tend
> >to demobilize the youth hence exposing them to political and tribal
> >tools of violence.
> >In Kenya provincial administrative boundaries are tribal and ethnic
> >based this as greatly contributed to the interethnic conflicts among the
> >locals fueled by
political following. Historically the areas that have
> >been badly affected include Molo, Kuresoi, Mt Elgon, Nakuru, Mombasa
> >(coast) and most parts of the rift valley province. As energy of the
> >youthful population is directed to ethnic cleansing children and women
> >fall victims of the skirmishes. Dividing Kenya into tribal based ethnic
> >boundaries as caused the nation an endless bitter scourge that is hard
> >to swallow. Maybe the biblical explanation of the origin of the language
> >in the book of Genesis 11:1-9 best explains the power of one language as
> >a symbol of unity. The colonial government and the first African
> >government have got a lot of explanation to make to the present
> >generation concerning the current problem affecting Kenya, because of
> >selfishness, individualism, and political power some few individuals
> >grabbed big
junks of land and benefited themselves at the expense a the
> >community. The tribal unrest is usually frozen only to be heated up by
> >the political tension towards general elections; eventually one
> >community takes advantage of the political situation by practicing
> >serious ethnic cleansing.
> >REPACTED peace initiative seeks to address a range of youth development
> >issues directly associated with the youth; Poverty, illiteracy,
> >language, culture, unemployment, lack of resource and skills development
> >among young people in both rural and urban areas. A holistic approach to
> >the above issues will be put in place to ensure equal participation of
> >community members, the government, the church, and other stake holders.
> >REPACTED will make effective use of the already existing community based
> >network. Community Theatrical,
sports and skill development activities
> >that improve knowledge, skills and behaviors will be organized at
> >grassroots levels in several settings from learning institution to
> >communities targeting youth between the ages of 15 – 35 according to the
> >Kenyan constitution as partners, allied and agents of change. The
> >fundamental specific objective behind Magnet Theatre is to create a
> >democratic process in the dialogue and experience sharing during the
> >Magnet Theatre Process. Dialogue during magnet theatre is not an end to
> >the problems but a means to the solutions. To ensure proper
> >participation of the community members the following participatory
> >methodologies will be put in place.
> >Magnet Theatre Outreaches
> >Development and /or adoption, dissemination and distribution of
>appropriate communication materials.
> >Recruitment and training of the youth on appropriate technologies based
> >on their ideology, talent and creativity.
> >Sporting activities and youth peace rallies and community youth forums.
> >The organizations will also hold youth community based peace building
> >workshops at the community level. Mobilize and net work with the local
> >figureheads during mobilizations of community members for peace youth
> >rallies and mobilization of local peace initiatives, ideas, human
> >resources, and economic resources.
> >The implementation of the above activities will take place in five
> >community pilot sites; Kuresoi, Molo, Elbogon, Nakuru, and Rongai, and
> >learning institutions for a period of 3 months.
> >To ensure continuity of the project we will train the target population
> >on income generating activities that will ensure self reliance of the
> >project after the funding period.
> >Project goal
> >To empower the youth to be able to make informed decision, embrace
> >peace, love, and unity as an effective tool of peace building, conflict
> >resolution and liberation.
> >Project objectives
> >* Increase knowledge and skills in mobilization, utilization and
> >management of locally available resources among young people.
> >* Increase availability, accessibility and utilization of integrated
> >quality services to the youth.
> >* Increase the level of involvement and participation of the youth in
> >decision making on the issues affecting them.
> >* Reduce youth engagement in volatile political activities by creating
> >awareness on the dangers of
> >Evaluation will take place at 3 points: Baseline, midline and end line.
> >Comprehensive regular review meetings will be informed by regular
> >progress reports produced after activities. Daily, monthly and quarterly
> >reports will be available to all stake holders’ web site and BlogSpot.
> >The following indicators will be reflected in the report:
> >* Increase in the proportion of youths who have trained on different
> >aspects of development activities.
> >* Increase in the proportion of youths who are able to organize
> >themselves and come up with creative poverty reduction ideology and
> >* Increase in the portion of youth who are aware of their constitutional
> >rights and respect the rule of law.
> >* Increase in the
proportion of youth peace crusaders at the grassroots
> >* Convert vigilante youth groups into constructive, responsible and
> >creative population.
> >* At the end of three months will have reached out to 15000 youths
> >directly and 30000 indirectly with messages through consolidated
> >theatrical activities.
> >Three months Resources Required
> >Trainings and training materials for 50 community youth Mobilizers-- ---
> >Facilitators cost 3 trainers ------------ --------- --15000KSH
> >Magnet Theatre Practitioners Facilitation cost for 12 (MTP)
> >----------- ---25000KSH
> >cost------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ------8000KSH
> >Communication- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> >cost------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -----30000KSH
> >Printing and publishing of communicative materials--- --------- ---67000KSH
> >----------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -15000KSH
> >Public address systems
> >hire------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --25000
> >TOTAL ------------ -----260000KSH for three months
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