Majengo Initiative

Peace initiatives need to be established in Majengo, so far it’s the only slum that is not represented at the Concerned Youth for Peace meetings. Winnie Wangari who is from the area volunteered to participate in CYP events. She was of the view that for initiatives to be a success at the community level, it is necessary to do work that will have a longer-term impact on the community rather than just providing food and other items. She talked of an initiative established by St Johns Ambulance, a few years back, which can be emulated by other organisations. The initiative trained youths on Human Rights and involved them in participatory theatre. The main issues at the slum that need tackling are Child labour, unemployment, prostitution and Khat.

 

 

Source: Concerned Citizens For Peace Meeting – Friday 18th February 2008

 

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