we are S.A.F.E.
We work across Kenya using street theatre, films and community programmes to educate, inspire and deliver social change
S.A.F.E.’s work is only possible due to the generosity of our donors and partners.
Every donation goes to our arts-based community programmes which use high-quality performance, film, and storytelling to solve some of Kenya’s most urgent challenges.
Sexual and Reproductive
Health and Rights
In S.A.F.E.’s communities, 65% of the population is under 30. Studies show that 50% of youth under 19 have started having sex, and 49% of the resulting pregnancies were not wanted.
Despite global calls for it to end, FGC continues to effect girls and women in S.A.F.E.’s communities where it is estimated that 60% of girls undergo FGC – this is higher in the rural and remote areas.
A leading cause of death for under 5’s in Kenya is diarrhoea. Lack of clean drinking water in S.A.F.E.’s communities is a key contributor to this crisis.
Divisions in S.A.F.E. communities along religious, tribal and economic lines are preventing the social cohesion needed to push forward positive change.
Environmental Climate Change resilience
Flooding and drought are now the norms in Kenyan communities, and vulnerable people are the worst affected with loss of livelihood, food insecurity and the risk of being forced out of their ancestral lands.
Vulnerable youth in Kenya are at acute risk of radicalisation and extremism. Divisions, economic hardship, high levels of youth unemployment and lack of opportunities contribute to these vulnerabilities.
S.A.F.E. is an art for social change Kenyan NGO using theatre, film, and education to inform, inspire and deliver social, health, and environmental change. S.A.F.E. works in hard to reach and vulnerable communities focusing on sexual health, gender-based violence, clean water and sanitation, countering extremism, peacebuilding and the environment.
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