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Enable 4000 leaders drive lasting change in Kenya

by Tatua Kenya
Enable 4000 leaders drive lasting change in Kenya
Enable 4000 leaders drive lasting change in Kenya
Enable 4000 leaders drive lasting change in Kenya
Enable 4000 leaders drive lasting change in Kenya
Enable 4000 leaders drive lasting change in Kenya
Enable 4000 leaders drive lasting change in Kenya

Summary

Tatua Kenya supports individuals and organizations by providing access to a training course. The fellowship builds the leadership capacity of participants through the skills of community organizing in order to create a sense of responsibility and ownership amongst community members, and sustainable change. Through 15 Tatua Fellows, the program reaches over 4000 community members in meaningful campaigns and projects ranging from education to taking care of the elderly.

$100
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

For decades if not centuries, Donors, out of a desire to serve the "poor", have entered "struggling" communities providing "solutions" to what they see as the community's challenges. Donors become frustrated when the community displays a lack of support, perceived appreciation or involvement, unaware that it was their very actions that unintentionally encouraged and, in fact, "led" the community into being dependent on them for their well being.

Solution

Tatua recognizes the need to revise how we support real growth and systemic change for local communities and develop leadership. Traditional approaches have a myriad of negative effects including unequal power distribution, self-doubt on the local level often made worse by short term, unsustainable injections of capital, and exacerbated by the failure to gain buy-in from local community. There is often an absence of leadership development and a failure to transfer control to the local community

Long-Term Impact

Developing these leaders creates a base of community members committed to addressing a specific challenge related to their target issue. Through building relationships and taking action together they begin to earn trust and commitment in their community. In the end, the community itself has the ability to claim direct ownership of the problem and launch a Community Run Initiative that address their urgent issues aimed to reach over 4000 community members in meaningful campaigns in a year,.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

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Organization Information

Tatua Kenya

Location: Nairobi, East Africa - Kenya
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Tatua Kenya
Tatua Kenya
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Tatua Kenya
Nairobi, East Africa Kenya

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