Kwacha Afrika is an organization that was founded by a group of young volunteers in the year 2000, who wanted to explore theatre as a tool for offering educative messages to the community on issues of Adolescence, Reproductive Health, and the negative impact of HIV and AIDS.
It uses Participatory Educational Theatre (PET) as the main approach to disseminating its messages. Kwacha Afrika is an indigenous coastal phrase that means ‘Arise Afrika.’ Over the years, Kwacha Afrika has grown from a purely theatre-oriented organization to become a leading youth organization, which works across the entire Coastal region of Kenya.
Recently Kwacha Afrika has been able to refine its thematic areas and approach in working towards achieving enhanced community-led approaches in issues of development and addressing youth matters in the Coastal region and specifically Mombasa County.
Kwacha Afrika’s thematic/program areas include
- Talent Identification and Development
- Health, Gender, Differently Abled Persons and other Vulnerable Groups
- Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses
- Governance and Access to Justice.
- Environment and Climate Change Mitigation.
- Peace and Security
Some of the many successes
since founded include
Kwacha Afrika, since its establishment, has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and communities in the Coastal Region. Through their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts, they have accomplished several noteworthy achievements.
“Leadership is not about age; it’s about taking responsibility and initiative. Kwacha Afrika has empowered me to believe in my abilities and take on leadership roles, even as a young person.”
Omar Chai- Kadzandani Creative Youth