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Country:
Kenya
City:
Nakuru
Adress:
Naka Estate, Community Center Building. Nakuru
Email:
info@tribelessyouth.org
Phone:
+254 790 999038

About Us

Tribeless Youth is a youth initiative established in 2016 with a view to promoting peaceful
coexistence among the youth in Kenya. The organization uses art, music, digital media and
other forms of creativity to demystify the ideologies of “my tribe, my people” with a view to
galvanizing unity among Kenya’s youthful generation. We advocate for a mental shift from
tribal-based stereotypes to issue-based politics where leaders are elected out of their
competence and policies and not because of their tribe and wealth.

We are on a mission to catalyze a generation of change-makers; a powerful youthful
generation that overcomes stereotypes used by politicians, and tribal lords to perpetuate
hatred and chaos. We operate under four main principles of Good Governance, Social Justice
for all, and Accountability by duty bearers and Inclusion for all.

Tribeless Youth aims at amplifying national values and ethos as a point of convergence for
young Kenyans who want to contribute towards positive change. We do this through
engaging young people in inter-cultural activities intended to bring a sense of purpose
among them. Tribeless Youth was founded by young people in Nakuru County in Kenya and
has managed to create a visible impact across the country through its initiatives.
TribelessYouth works in 5 counties namely; Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Laikipia, Baringo and
Kisumu.

Our Initiatives

UBUNTU

Tribeless Youth Creatives Hub (Ubuntu space) is a multi-educative collective space set to roll
out in 2020. This space is intended for Creatives and Changemakers to network, share ideas,
collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries. Our goal is to create a
thriving ecosystem of creatives that impacts investing opportunities to deliver financial and
social double bottom-line returns. The vision is to work with visual and performing artists
and tech innovators as social change agents in society.
Our objective is to create a space where creatives from all walks of life can come together
(Beyond Tribes) to network, collaborate and push the boundaries change using creativity
and social activism. Through the collaborations and networks the creative will be guided on
how to market through a platform and turn their art into a source of livelihood.

KENYA TOP TEN – USANII NI SANAA

KenyaTop10 is a weekly audio-visual production and social media campaign. Tribeless

Youth monitors and researches 10 of the most critical social issues within the week and
develops social memory campaigns, digital trends, notable events, notable quotes, notable
issues, most embarrassing moments and events, most unifying and compelling moments,
then use this to develop satirical and subliminal audio-visual content based on these events.
Every three months, Tribeless Youth aims at hosting Usanii Ni Sanaa Magazine Events
featuring puppetry, comedy and commentary on these issues.

So far, Usanii Ni Sanaa events have happened in Baringo, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru counties.

UKUMBI

Ukumbi features storytelling sessions between the elders in the society and young people in
order to create a space for reclaiming history and sharing realities. Tribeless Youth seeks to
help young people discover and learn from the immense history held by the elders in society.
The aim is to draw parallels about political participation then and now.
The objective is to use the endangered wealth of knowledge possessed by the elderly as a
key cog towards social justice, where young people will be the beneficiaries of this
knowledge through collective action, while at the same time, propping up the voices of the
elderly.


STOP THE SILENCE, MAKE IT OK! LET’S TALK MENTAL HEALTH


Together with young people, Tribeless Youth challenges the daily stereotypes associated with
mental health illnesses in Kenya. We intend to highlight root causes and develop solutions
through sustained civic activities, advocacy and dialogue. The dialogues are two-pronged to
address risk factors, which predispose individuals to mental illness.
The objective of these dialogue sessions is to build community awareness about social
pressures that lead to mental disorders. We advocate for the protection of individuals from
triggers that may cause mental disorders and for national and county governments to create
policies focusing on preventing and caring for victims as well as increased budgetary
allocations towards mental healthcare.

Usanii, Uwazi Na Uajibikaji (ARTISTS AND CREATIVES FOR
TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES)

Uwazi, Usanii na Uwajibikaji emanated from concerns that arose over the opaque allocation
and subsequent spending of Covid-19 pandemic funds. Through art, satire, comedy,
puppetry, cartoons, and infographics, Tribeless Youth has been working towards improved
accountability and inclusivity through demanding for information sharing, openness, public participation and public debate in order to effectively ensure the Kenya Government’s humanitarian response(s) to the COVID-19 outbreak go towards benefiting those who are most needy. Tribeless Youth works alongside artists, cartoonists/illustrators and videographers to develop art pieces, cartoons and illustrations and infomercials to encourage the active participation of all affected people.


The objective of the campaign is to enhance Freedom of expression towards demanding for
the right to information and the protection of human rights. The goal is to identify the
interrelatedness and interdependence of rights as guaranteed under the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. Tribeless Youth seeks to reach out to minorities who have
been victims of an oppressive state, empowering them with advocacy skills to help them
address and VOICE issues that they currently face.

UWAZI NA UWAJIBIKAJI

Hosting offline Informal Conversations – Host 11 ward based informal dialogue sessions
annually with Hub Membership targeting 20 individuals per ward. The dialogue sessions
spur in depth informal discussion that culminate in action and follow up by the hub
membership on issues raised. Follow up may include social audit, participation in offline
activities including memorandums, engagement during public participation meetings,
protests and picketing, and petitions to duty bearers. Goal: To ensure Hub members engage
meaningfully in dialogue sessions, highlight issues and formulate action plans.