An activity by Sarakasi Trust where the Performing Arts and tailormade Arts Self-Management training was used to Promote Entrepreneurship and Social Change amongst vulnerable youth in Nakuru Town. This activity ran for 12 months, between 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.
The main aim was to promote self-reliance and self-realization through the performing arts and targeted management, mentor and training sessions among young vulnerable people in Nakuru County Kenya to enable them to widen their scope on life’s choices, connect with professional performance platforms so that they don’t fall (and/or move away from) destructive behaviours including gang membership and extremism.
Through this program a maximum of 100 youths were involved in order to build their self-esteem, leadership skills and to empower them with knowledge that built their character and improved their skills and behaviour into responsible, mature and productive citizens. By being enrolled in this activity, the targeted youth had an opportunity to network amongst one another, which further enhanced their capacities. This project connected the talented youth with mentors in Kenya and the USA, including artists, community leaders, rehabilitated convicts amongst others, thus creating a network that will continue to support positive community behaviour and development.