Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Announcing the New ICA!

Welcome to the Initiative for Community Action (ICA), formerly ISSA Kibera. Some of you may know us from work we've done in the past under our old name - programs like the beloved Mr and Miss Kibera pageant and our Participatory Educational Theatre (PET) performances, which tackle social issues such as gender-based violence, ethnic tension, and HIV/AIDS.

Though we've been rather quiet with our programming lately, ICA is back - and we've better than ever. After several months of critically looking at who we are, what we do, and what role we want to be playing within the Kibera community, ICA is ready to launch our new 2011-2013 Strategic Plan, which will guide our programming and our vision for the next three years.

We're so excited to unveil both our new SP and some new programs we're currently working on - things like the Kibera Community Museum, which will highlight Kibera's icons and heroes, and the Jumuia Zalendo program, a civic responsibility campaign which aims to create dialogue among the community about just what it means to be a civically responsible Kenynan citizen and Kibera resident. (For more information about our programs, please check out the "Our Programs" tab at the top of this page).

The re-launch party to celebrate the new SP (and the new ICA!) will take place at the Laini Saba grounds in Kibera on Saturday, April 9th. We can't wait to see you there!

From left to right, ICA members Ken Omolloh, Steve Tush, Timothy Mutinda, and director Tonny Mateng'e.

1 comment:

  1. Its good that we have finally unveiled a new face, we are determined even more to enrich out community activities.
    I have big hope for the Kibera Thespians and am sure that we will be improving our platform for the thespians to create more meaning for both the community and the young people who are tirelessly using their unique talents to enhance the participation of the community in the issues that govern them