Mkunguni Cecil Youth Group is a group of 12 young Kenyans who live in Mkunguni village in the suburbs of Mombasa. We decided to start our group to enlighten the community about HIV/AIDS, child labour, drug abuse and education, due to the rising number of drug addicts, anti-social behaviour, and the high number of orphans whose parents died of AIDS.
We enlighten the community through facilitating/discussions, poems, drama and play to create awareness of the dangers of drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and to encourage parents to send their children to school.
We decided to rent a shop as an income-generating activity which will fund us to perform our activities in terms of transport, materials, etc. We already have a suitable room. We used Betterplace donations for plastering, ceiling and a metal framework for the window. We are now going to rent this shop and will use the rent to fund our activities.
We used other Betterplace donations to buy chairs. We are now hiring these chairs to people who need them for weddings and other ceremonies. At the moment we have only twenty chairs, so we hope to collect more money in order to buy more chairs.
We also want to do training in HIV/AIDS, first aid, drama, etc. so we can provide better trainings to our community.
The group has committed members to do our activities and any aid that shall see the community get sensitised is a great welcome.
You can read more about the project on www.cecilkids.org