Some of you may be wondering why we’ve started using Tatua instead of Be the Change. In 2013 we’re going to be expanding our work and as part of the expansion we are renaming the organization to Tatua. Tatua, the Kiswahili word for solve or untangle is more uniquely Kenyan. Plus it really captures the heart of our mission to create gound up solutions to poverty in Kenya.
Be the Change, will keep its name but it will be a project of Tatua. Tatua, as well as Be the Change, will continue to be run by the same executive team and use the Tatua model for social change to work towards the eradication of child poverty.
Be the Change will continue to work alongside of many of our partners from 2012. In addition, we have hired 5 Kenyan Community Organizers who are working to form community led initiatives in target communities. We’ll be working in Ngong, Matasia, Rongai, Nkori, Kware, Ngando and Dagoretti. Through their work we expect to involve over 1,500 Kenyans and impact over 2,000 Children in the Nairobi area. We’ll also be launching a new training series that helps organizations incorporate the organizing framework of Be the Change into their programs.
We’re excited to continue creating sustainable solutions to poverty in Kenya. Thank you for continuing to join in this work with us.
If you have any questions about the transition please leave them below in comments, we’ll be sure to get back to you!