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Re: [holistichelping] John Rogers: Thanks and YES!/Proposal from REPACTED (Collins, Dennis)

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  • Denis Kimambo
    Dear John Janet ansd all This is great and Janet we are leaving you as our international correspondant, so take the lead, we have pictures to send to the forum
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 30, 2008
      Dear John Janet ansd all
      This is great and Janet we are leaving you as our international correspondant, so take the lead, we have pictures to send to the forum Collins will do this immediately we are able to download them.

      Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:
      Dear John and All,
      Excellent news, thanks so much!  I would love that contact info:  I'm at kaippg@earthlink. net, if you would rather send that to an individual. Or I can write to you:  what is your email address?
      Dennis and Collins, let's connect in a couple days and start the ball rolling (with the help of a little money magnetism, haha!!).
      With excitement and all best wishes, Janet
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:21 AM
      Subject: Re: [fightingpeacefully ] Re: [actalive] Timely proposal from REPACTED peacemakers

      Karin El Himer here in Germany is involved with developing youth projects with international links.  She may be interested to pursue this.  Contact me directly for her details if anyone wishes to put this together.

      John Rogers

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      From: "raven_feeder@ fastmail. fm" <raven_feeder@ fastmail. fm>
      To: fightingpeacefully@ yahoogroups. com; actalive@yahoogroup s.com; fightingpeacefully@ yahoogroups. com; holistichelping@ yahoogroups. com; risingvoices@ googlegroups. com
      Sent: Tuesday, 29 January, 2008 4:43:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [fightingpeacefully ] Re: [actalive] Timely proposal from REPACTED peacemakers

      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"
      <kaippg@earthlink. net> said:
      > 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 .org find
      > >this funding! Your work in Nakura and beyond is simply outstanding. I
      > >also note the Rising Voices micro-grant REPACTED recently won. Andrius
      > >Kulikauskas
      > >
      > >----------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---
      > >
      > >Hi Andrius, Please find attached the proposal of youth peace forum from
      > >REPACTED. Collins Odour
      > >----------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --
      > >
      > >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 fully
      > >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 youth thespians
      > >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 &#8211; 24
      > >as partners, allies, and agents of change and supports youth-adult
      > >partnership.
      > >Past and Current Initiatives, Collaborations, and Awards:
      > >
      > >* APHIA II Project &#8211; funded by USAID June &#8217;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 &#8217;07-Present
      > >* Peace Tiles with Peace Tiles Global Project 2005 &#8211; Present
      > >* Act ALIVE actalive.org
      > >* New York Film Festivals &#8216;Best Finalist &#8211; Short Stories&#8217; 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 &#8211; 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
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >Organizational goal
      > >
      > >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&#8217;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&#8217; 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 &#8211; 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 such activities.
      > >
      > >Evaluation
      > >
      > >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&#8217; 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
      > >technology.
      > >* 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
      > >level.
      > >* 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-- ---
      > >6,5000KSH
      > >
      > >Facilitators cost 3 trainers ------------ --------- --15000KSH
      > >
      > >Magnet Theatre Practitioners Facilitation cost for 12 (MTP)
      > >----------- ---25000KSH
      > >
      > >Transport
      > >cost------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ------8000KSH
      > >
      > >Communication- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---10000KSH
      > >
      > >Administrative
      > >cost------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -----30000KSH
      > >
      > >Printing and publishing of communicative materials--- --------- ---67000KSH
      > >
      > >Documentation
      > >----------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -15000KSH
      > >
      > >Public address systems
      > >hire------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --25000
      > >
      > >TOTAL ------------ -----260000KSH for three months
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >

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