Embracing Diversity Road Show – Informal Settlements, Nairobi

Embracing Diversity Road Show

As part of the project “Cohesion Building: Youth Promoting Respect for Diversity in Five Informal Settlements in Nairobi”, youth from Kibra, Kawangware, Korogocho, Dandora and Mathare engaged their peers in style during an “Embracing Diversity Road Show” on 28th and 29th October 2019. The youth used skits, music and dance to spread the message “Our Diversity, Our Strength”“Utofauti Wetu, Nguvu Yetu” during the Road Show that traversed the five informal settlements. This was the last in a series of project activities which included a training on embracing diversity, community conversations and radio talk shows. The “edutainment” nature of the road show was a crowd puller, with a lot of appeal to the young people. As in all the other project activities, the young people committed to avoid manipulation along diversities such as ethnicity, religion, gender and political affiliations. They agreed that forging a common identity as youth would help them address some of the challenges they face and contribute to cohesion building.