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Kenya: Using theater as a way to spotlight climate change

Kenya: Using theater as a way to spotlight climate change

Cattle in Kenya

Kenyans are facing many challenges. They have low education levels, early marriage, and a third of their population is living in poverty. Climate change is also causing droughts that are more frequent and lasting.

Could theater be used to address these complex issues The NGO S.A.F.E. Kenya brings actors and education experts to local villages to listen to people’s problems and use their stories as inspiration for developing a play.

Cattle in Kenya

Long-lasting droughts make it more difficult to breed cattle.

Villagers have the opportunity to explore solutions to real-life issues and then transfer these ideas to their own lives. We accompanied a family over several weeks as they engaged in the project.

Project: SAFE Pwani; Small Grants ProgramInternational Climate Initiative (IKI). 

Project goal:The IKI Small Grants program has been implemented by German development agency GIZ and supports non-profit projects and initiatives that address it’s four funding areas: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation, conservation of carbon sinks and reducing emissions from deforestation, and conserving biodiversity

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Project duration:This program runs until 2025

Funding for projects:Individual projects can be up to 200,000 dollars ($225,366)

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