Our definition of health also recognizes the links between health, values and culture, the power of ritual and spirit, the role of art in communication and healing, access to quality health information & services and the power of herbs and nutrition in overall wellness.
Our work is done through four integrated programs:
We start by listening to communities’ stories, cultures, challenges, opportunities, adaptations, and more. Through listening and discussion we co-create programs finding progressive ways to address Kenya’s most pressing issues.
We create safe spaces for people to openly share their views, values, challenges and experiences without judgment or repercussions. In these spaces, we also clarify values that we individually or collectively have about certain issues or ideas. By clarifying values, we establish areas where we connect and where we need to find mutual understanding.
We are facilitators supporting communities to organize themselves, find local solutions to challenges, advocate for change and protect one another. We have developed several tools to support conversations and learning in workshops. We provide these materials to local trainers and facilitators to share within their communities after they are trained on how to use them.
We raise our voices to advocate for better laws, policies and practices to protect rights, access to holistic health services, freedom of expression, indigenous culture, sexuality, reproductive health. We celebrate the beauty and diversity of ideas, ethnicities, religions, sexuality, music, art, genders, indigenous cultures, and traditions as expressions of a healthy society