An intervention by Sarakasi Trust in Meru County where vulnerable women at grassroots level will meet empowered women through public dialogue platform forums, capacity building workshops, network and self-awareness sessions in order to create safe communities where women can stand up for themselves against Gender Based Violence.

The program started in January 2023 and will run for one year. The goal of this intervention is to expose and involve vulnerable women to community platforms where they meet, share, connect, interact and exchange with Nairobi and Meru based women leaders, emerging voices and social influencers from private, civil and public sector in order to gain life skills and crucial knowledge to create awareness on Gender Based Violence. It is envisaged that this activity will build the women’s capacities to work towards their personal independence and to also build and sustain safe communities and safe spaces for women and girls at risk of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

This intervention will focus on a maximum of 50 Meru based women, chosen in regards to their capacity to pass on knowledge, either as individuals or as representatives of grassroot women self-help groups. Through this intervention they will not only gain knowledge, but also build their self-esteem and better their communication and campaigning skills which will empower them to know and voice their rights as empowered citizens based on newly gained connections where to get help and audience.

Other Projects

Over the years Sarakasi has implemented many projects. Most projects come and go with available funding or even trends and needs.

Smiles for Change

Smiles for Change, formerly known as the Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project started in 2006 as an educative artistic intervention.

Social Entrepreneurship

The organization not only stands for training and capacity building (and related programs and activities) in the performing arts.

Training & Capacity Building

From its inception (2001), Sarakasi has built a solid platform for developing East Africa’s natural performing talents into a world-class school for the performing arts.

International Exchanges

Sarakasi identifies festivals, performance schools and programs/contracts throughout the world and partners/networks with them to improve performance skills.

Audience Building

In order to create platforms for Sarakasi’s performing artists, projects and other stakeholders and to reach out to a diverse audience, Sarakasi initiated its audience-building program in 2003 by starting to organize small and big scale creative productions and events.