Tribeless Youth

Tribeless Youth

Tribeless Youth is a youth initiative established in 2016 with a view to promoting peaceful coexistence among the youth in Kenya. The organization uses art, music, digital media and other forms of creativity to demystify the ideologies of “my tribe, my people” with a view to galvanizing unity among Kenya’s youthful generation. We advocate for a mental shift from tribal-based stereotypes to issue-based politics where leaders are elected out of their competence and policies and not because of their tribe and wealth.

Tribeless Youth aims at amplifying national values and ethos as a point of convergence for young Kenyans who want to contribute towards positive change. We do this through engaging young people in inter-cultural activities intended to bring a sense of purpose among them. Tribeless Youth was founded by young people in Nakuru County in Kenya and has managed to create a visible impact across the country through its initiatives.

TribelessYouth works in 5 counties namely; Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Laikipia, Baringo and Kisumu.

Our Initiatives

Tribeless Youth Creatives Hub (Ubuntu space) is a multi-educative collective space set to roll out in 2020. This space is intended for Creatives and Changemakers to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries. Our goal is to create a thriving ecosystem of creatives that impacts investing opportunities to deliver financial and social double bottom-line returns. The vision is to work with visual and performing artists and tech innovators as social change agents in society.

Our objective is to create a space where creatives from all walks of life can come together (Beyond Tribes) to network, collaborate and push the boundaries change using creativity and social activism. Through the collaborations and networks the creative will be guided on how to market through a platform and turn their art into a source of livelihood.

KENYA TOP TEN – USANII NI SANAA

#KenyaTop10 is a weekly audio-visual production and social media campaign. Tribeless Youth monitors and researches 10 of the most critical social issues within the week and develops social memory campaigns, digital trends, notable events, notable quotes, notable issues, most embarrassing moments and events, most unifying and compelling moments, then use this to develop satirical and subliminal audio-visual content based on these events.

Every three months, Tribeless Youth aims at hosting Usanii Ni Sanaa Magazine Events featuring puppetry, comedy and commentary on these issues. So far, Usanii Ni Sanaa events have happened in Baringo, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru counties.

UKUMBI

Ukumbi features storytelling sessions between the elders in the society and young people in order to create a space for reclaiming history and sharing realities. Tribeless Youth seeks to help young people discover and learn from the immense history held by the elders in society. The aim is to draw parallels about political participation then and now.

The objective is to use the endangered wealth of knowledge possessed by the elderly as a key cog towards social justice, where young people will be the beneficiaries of this knowledge through collective action, while at the same time, propping up the voices of the elderly.

STOP THE SILENCE, MAKE IT OK! LET’S TALK MENTAL HEALTH

Together with young people, Tribeless Youth challenges the daily stereotypes associated with mental health illnesses in Kenya. We intend to highlight root causes and develop solutions through sustained civic activities, advocacy and dialogue. The dialogues are two-pronged to address risk factors, which predispose individuals to mental illness.

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The objective of these dialogue sessions is to build community awareness about social pressures that lead to mental disorders. We advocate for the protection of individuals from triggers that may cause mental disorders and for national and county governments to create policies focusing on preventing and caring for victims as well as increased budgetary allocations towards mental healthcare.

Wanjiku Kihika

Executive Director

www.TribelessYouth.org