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Enlighters Youth initiative

EYI works in Magadi Division and carries out advocacy on gender equality,female genital mutilation campaign and youth empowerment. They are done through networking andd community-driven approach

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights

Enlighters Youth Initiative (EYI) is a self-help youth group registered on November 15, 2012. Its establishment was prompted by the necessity to address the various challenges affecting the youth, which is among the special group as stated by the Kenya Constitution, 2010. EYI believes that the youth is the future of a community and by empowering the youth, the community is enlightened and empowered. In the course of dispensing their mandates, it came out clearly that most of the problems faced by the youth is socio-economical in nature and require a holistic approach to address them; getting all stakeholders involved and broaden the focus to the community as a whole. Being based in Magadi, where the majority of its occupants are pastoralists, EYI narrows its focus more to the pastoralists communities more so the Maa speakers.

Mission statement: To promote and create an enabling environment to realize girl child and women rights, secure natural resources and livelihoods for sustainable development of pastoralist communities; mainly Maa speakers

Vision statement:  A just, empowered and equitable society that respect and uphold human rights of the indigenous people.

Core values: We value a rich humanistic tradition and committed to professional collaboration, community involvement, accountability, integrity and respect.

People Associated With This Organization

Jeremiah Kutanya

Enlighters Youth initiative
Joined November 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
An undergraduate from the Technical University of Kenya, passionate about the youth and girl child. Possessed a wide range experience in youth leadership and activism on human rights more so female genital mutilation (FGM) in the pastoralist communities in Kenya. Hoping to learn more on advocacy of human rights from the network.
Jeremiah Kutanya is the network champion (main point of contact) for Enlighters Youth initiative.

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