The “Sauti Za Mtaa” initiative is a collaborative effort between the Mukuru Youth Initiative (MuYI) and Forum CIV under the Wajibu Wetu; Jumuika, Sikika! Programme, aimed at leveraging art for transformative social change within the Mukuru community. Scheduled from March 2023 to December 2025, it focuses on three core objectives.

Firstly, it empowers local residents to engage in decision-making processes through community-driven initiatives. Secondly, it enhances the capabilities of local artists to interpret and convey community issues effectively through their art. Finally, it aims to elevate service delivery standards and promote accountability among community leaders.

To achieve these objectives, MuYI collaborates with community champions who undergo comprehensive training in project planning, leadership, governance, devolution principles, civic education, public participation, budget-making, and accountability. Additionally, they acquire skills in stakeholder mapping, community engagement, and petition crafting.

  1. Empowering Community Engagement: The initiative seeks to empower local residents to participate in decision-making processes through community-driven initiatives.
  2. Enhancing Artistic Capabilities: It aims to enhance the capabilities of local artists to effectively interpret and convey community issues through their art.
  3. Promoting Accountability and Service Delivery: The initiative aims to elevate service delivery standards and promote accountability among community leaders.

To achieve these objectives, MuYI collaborates with community champions who undergo comprehensive training in various areas, including project planning, leadership, governance, civic education, and accountability. They are equipped with the necessary skills to engage with stakeholders, foster community participation, and advocate for positive change.

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