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Kenya : Evans Muriu

Mission Statement
To empower the youth to realize their potential, their competencies and strengths and to use them positively to change not only an individual but the society at large

Visit their site: www.kunavijana.org

HeadQuarters: Nairobi, Kenya
Organization Contacts
  • Email: emuriu@kunavijana.org
  • Telephone: 0721 618 495
  • Contact Person/Office: 0721 618 495
  • Title/Division: C.E.O

Evans Muriu

Organization Details

VISION STATEMENT

 

Enhancing youths’ potential by providing a thorough foundation of basic skills, thinking skills, talent and personal qualities with competencies to make youth effective members of the society

 

ABOUT KUNA VIJANA

 

Kuna Vijana is a pair of Swahili words which mean ‘There are youth’

 

Kuna Vijana is a youth initiative that intends to make youth of Kenya a resourceful people in the society and to be able to positively use their interpersonal skills, knowledge and talents to improve the society. The members of Kuna Vijana will be exposed to a variety of opportunities in learning, life skills development, volunteer-ship in order to acquire work experience, leadership qualities development, counseling and support through connections with mentors.  

 

Kuna Vijana aspires to be the Kenya’s most comprehensive and successful youth organization by ensuring the youth overcome significant barriers to success which they are facing in the society today and which curtail them in realizing their full potential. This will be achieved by:

  • Changing the mentality that ‘the youth are known for all the wrong reasons’ to becoming positive, responsible and contributing citizens to the society.
  • Encouraging the youth to exploit and fully utilize their areas of gifting.
  • Teaching life skills and promoting creativity.
  • Creating self enhancement among the youth to enable them get involved in national development.
  • Creating forums for encouraging the youth become self reliant by becoming self employed and creating job opportunities.
  • Promoting team work among the youth in order to motivate one another and working towards ‘a better and self reliant youth in the society.’
  • Educating the youth about their rights. (Paralegal training)
  • Helping the youth in developing good leadership skills.
  • Career enhancement.
  • Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and protection programs.
  • Promoting gender sensitivity and respect in the society.
  • Promoting environment issues e.g. Planting trees and taking part in frequent clean ups.

 

The above will be achieved by:

  • Bringing the youth together, grouping them and using their common interests and areas of gifting e.g. Music, Art, Theatre, Sports to achieve the objectives of the initiative and create a better youth in the society.
  • Facilitating frequent workshops, seminars, conferences with the assistance of qualified personnel in different fields of interest.
  • Enhancing development of supportive, responsible and committed young people in the society.
  • Promoting the understanding of gender issues in order to achieve a more gender sensitive organization.
  • Joining hands with both local and international organizations

 


PAST EVENTS

                                                         

On December 1st 2009 – Kuna Vijana in conjunction with the slum code group, Afya Kenya and coalition entertainment successfully did an event dubbed SLUMFEST III whose theme was MPANGO NI LIFE. We seek to celebrate the lives of those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. Those present got to know their status and what role they can play in killing stigma and promoting positive living.

 

On November 28th and 29th 2009 – Kuna Vijana were part of the 3 on 3 basketball tournament organized by Camp of hope and Orontorio. The tournament seek to raise clothes, shoes and food stuff that would be given out to charity and Kuna Vijana was also one of the beneficiaries of the donations.

 

On October 20th 2009 - Kuna Vijana, Bone Marrow and the clan visited Jikaze IDP camp in Naivasha. We engaged the ladies aged between 12 years and 26 years old in menstrual education and the gents in talks on drugs and entrepreneurship.

 

On August 29th 2009 - Kuna Vijana visited Jikaze IDP camp in Naivasha. We donated toys, clothes and educational materials. We also engaged them in discussions and guidance and counselling

 

On August 1st 2009 – Kuna Vijana took part in a charity event by visiting a children’s home in Machakos (Springs of Hope children’s home)

 

On July 24th 2009 – We started a Kuna Vijana programme at Kibera coutesy of Pamoja Fm. The programme takes place once a week for 2 hours.

 

On July 11th 2009 - We visited Jikaze Self help site in Naivasha to do a reconnaissance study so that when we go on the August 22nd to 23rd 2009 we live a mark in their lives and give them a boost as they strive to rise.

 

On 27th June 2009 – Kuna Vijana in conjunction with CLI, IAP, Afro Global education and KEY-I organized a youth empowerment conference held at KCCT Mbagathi (Multimedia university) which seek to address issues on Youth and development, Youth and peace building, Youth and entrepreneurship, Youth and climate change just to mention a few, The listed were tacked by invited guests with experience and information on the issues .Dr P.L.O Lumumba addressed Youth and peace building. All who attended were issued with certificates of successfully completing the training.

 

On 24th June 2009 – Connect magazine editors organized a CALL FOR WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS in conjunction with Kuna Vijana. Talented in writing articles and taking photos took place at the international casino along museum hill in Nairobi.

 

On 17th June 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in a stand up comedy organized by a member ‘Raptcha the sayantist’ It was a stand up comedy in sheng held at the alliance francaise in Nairobi. The turn out was great and the hall was filled to capacity

 

On 13th June 2009 to 14th June 2009 – Kuna Vijana organized a stand at the 20th century where members came to officially register by filling a form, attaching a photo and paying 200/- All those who stopped by (including the public) also got to know more about Kuna Vijana.

 

On 23rd May 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in auditions for actors and actresses for upcoming films cast and crew at Kenya National Theatre. Out of the 775 members invited, 365 members attended

 

From 11th May 2009 to 15th May 2009 - Kuna Vijana conducted the first C-4-C training in Nairobi where 16 applicants who are members were intensively trained on conflict resolution methods putting emphasis on communication and totally getting rid of violence as a form of addressing conflicts.

 

On 21st April 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in a seminar that strived to equip individuals with the necessary information concerning pursuing further studies in Malaysia facilitated by Swinburne University of Technology courtesy of Afro Global education. The seminar took place in Nairobi at the Afro Global education office along Masaba road next to NIC bank. Out of the 516 members invited, 197 members attended

 

On 18th April and 19th April 2009 – A Kuna Vijana members who formed a rock band was performing at Kenya National Theatre. Out of the 700 members invited, 386 members attended. This gave rise to a new rock band formed by 6 members called ‘Last traces of Aiden’

 

On 23rd March and 24th March 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in a seminar that strived to equip individuals with the necessary information concerning pursuing further studies outside the country majoring on Philippines and China universities. It was at Abdul Rasoul building in Mombasa. The same seminar took place in Nairobi on 25th and 26th March 2009 at the Afro Global education office along Masaba road next to NIC bank. Out of the 504 members invited, 216 members attended

 

On 7th March and 8th March 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in a seminar that strived to equip individuals with the necessary information concerning pursuing further studies outside the country majoring on Malaysian universities. It was at Laico Regency. Out of the 470 members invited, 214 members attended. This event created an offer for the members i.e. a 30% Scholarship in selected direct degree courses in Limkokwing University of creative technology in Malaysia and earn an Anglia Ruskin University UK degree.

 

On 7th March 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in auditions for dancers at Westlands. Out of the 425 members invited, 187 members attended

 

On 23rd January and 24th January 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in auditions for actors and actresses at Kenya National Theatre. Out of the 358 members invited, 141 members attended

 

On 19th January 2009 – Kuna Vijana members took part in auditions for actors and actresses at Medeva. (Go down Art Centre) Out of the 392 members invited, 204 members attended. 16 members were select to form the in an upcoming movie

 

On 20th October 2008 – Kuna Vijana members took part in auditions for actors and actresses at Westlands hosted by TV KENYA.

 

 

 

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Capital fm presenter Joey Muthengi who hosts Soul Inc. every Saturday from 5.00pm to 7.00pm invited Kuna Vijana for an interview about the initiative during the 2nd May 2009 show.

 

  • Ghetto radio presenter ‘Dee’ invited Kuna Vijana for an interview about the initiative on 5th May 2009 from 8.00am to 10.00am.

 

  • Citizen TV power breakfast presenter Kobi Kihara interviewed us about the Kuna Vijana youth initiative on the 25th May 25, 2009


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