Read the Year End Summary of Organizing Fellows, Tony Ngala and James Njoroge. James and Tony are running a campaign in Kanyerere to mobilize parents involvement in their children’s education. Part 1 Found Here.
The truth is all this activities happening in this sub-location and its neighborhoods are really helpful and indeed they have helped many people in the community but having a look at the community, it’s still the same, same challenges same cycle being repeated over and over, the community continues to drawn in the ocean of dependency and strongly believe they need someone to come and fix their problems for them, they actually cannot do it because they do not have the resources, Money, skills and Support.
Organizers get into the community and have one on ones with different people in Kanyerere all getting their views on how they see child poverty in Kanyerere and the stories they share are heart breaking. We met parents one on one shared our experiences, build relationships and called community info session, all having conversation to get to the root cause of all these challenges our children are facing.
From our work in the community it is evident that the community knows its challenges better and knows how what needs to be done in order to get to the change they want to see, there the idea of bringing projects in the community does not work out as compared to getting the community together although the process of identifying the challenge, developing leaders who are chosen by the community and lastly coming up with an initiative that addresses child poverty.