The Kasarani team has moved on to work on positive civic engagement. Specifically, they are focusing on creating a document that will capture community needs and can be presented to political aspirants as well as scorecards to measure whether the individual elected is successful in tackling their needs. They have begun two community forums (one each in Baba Ndogo and Korogocho), involving a representative group of community leaders from different ethnic communities, religions, genders, and ages. This Saturday May 16th, they will hold a joint forum with the attendees of both previous forums and an additional twenty individuals who have been invited to harmonize their needs assessment for both communities and prioritize the needs they have identified. They will involve the community for awareness and opinions via the SMS platform after this baseline is established.
The Kasarani team continues to send civic education SMS to the community subscriber base, educating them on the new constitution. The SMS were created at a training led by Treasurer to the Board Damaris Lukwo (Dama), who is a Kenyan lawyer who has specialized in community trainings and the new constitution. The training brought together Dama’s expertise with the chapter members’ knowledge of which information is important to groups on the ground.