Helping to empower the youth.

ABOUT UWEZO AWARENESS ORG

Uwezo Awareness Organization (UAO) is a Kenyan national NGO formed in 2006 working to encourage appreciation by people and mainly youth at all levels of society for the role of the performing arts & IT as a tool for development, economic development, an investment opportunity, and use of interactive mass media in alleviation of poverty in urban and poor communities.

Through funding from the Swedish Foreign Ministry and Embassy in Kenya, and International Labor Organization (ILO), UAO has developed competence in employing art for development, particularly nurturing musical and performing arts talents amongst the poor youth.

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IMEKUBALIWA INITIATIVE

Uwezo Awareness Organization (UAO) is one amongst the initial seven implementing partners within the framework of the Civil Society Urban Development Programme (CSUDP) funded by the Swedish Embassy in Kenya.

Under this program, it has implemented the ‘IMEKUBALIWA Initiative’ since 2011.

This program is also supported by ILO, YEF & The USTADI Foundation.

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OUR GOAL

UWEZO works for the development of urban youth in Kenya. We help them get empowered economically, intellectually and socially which forms the core goal and purpose of the Organization.

UAO, in its approach, builds on the experiences and expertise garnered through previous similar intervention efforts. UAO has unique presence in Nairobi Eastland’s where it has built a large constituency of youth with raw talent waiting to be nurtured. It has also carried out the first phase of this initiative in the same environs with great achievements.

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THE IMPACT

Uwezo Awareness Organization (UAO) is one amongst the initial seven implementing partners within the framework of the Civil Society Urban Development Programme (CSUDP) funded by the Swedish Foreign Ministry and Embassy in Kenya. Under this program, it has implemented the ‘Imekubaliwa Initiative’ since 2011.

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Partners

Uwezo Awareness Organization (UAO) has valuable partners who have aided it to achieve its objectives and goals through funding and in kind resources: Among them includes:

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Uwezo Awareness Organization (UAO) accepts donations in cash or kind from all over the world to further its goals and achieve its objectives.

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