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Youth Safety Awareness Initiative

Inform, Reform, Transform

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods

Started as an anti-crime advocacy and lobby group in 2007 in the Death Row Section of the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, and formally registered as a non-governmental organization in 2010, the Youth Safety Awareness Initiative popularly known by its Swahili brand name, Crime Si Poa® (meaning crime is not cool) is anchored on three key pillars, namely: education, advocacy and social enterprise.

Our aim is to mobilize communities to build ownership around safety, justice and socio-economic issues. We therefore primarily focus on discouraging at risk and vulnerable youth from engaging in criminal activities and address threats to peace through behavioral and attitudinal change while promoting the benefits of a crime-free society.


A crime free society.


To promote a crime free society and social justice by empowering young people through education, advocacy and social enterprise.

People Associated With This Organization

Sylvia Morwabe

Youth Safety Awareness Initiative
Joined January 2020
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods
I am an advocate in Kenya working with marginalised groups so that they may know the law and apply it in whatever relevant situations. I work with young persons vulnerable to arbitrary arrests that they may know their rights from arrest to detention. I also work to support communities to know their rights so that they may prevent unnecessary and unlawful arrests. In addition, I work to empower marginalised groups on their land, employment and labour and housing rights. Broadly, rights as captured in Chapter 4 of the Constitution of Kenya. The goal is for empowered persons to use the law by demanding for their rights and holding duty bearers accountable.
Sylvia Morwabe is the network champion (main point of contact) for Youth Safety Awareness Initiative.

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