PAWA Initiative

PAWA Initiative is a Non-Profit established in Kenya in 2009. It is Kenya’s unique art and cultural collaborative hub that houses, fosters and catalyzes creative and community-driven projects for social change. The acronym “PAWA” is Swahili corruption for “power” while”254” is Kenya’s international telephone code.

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Art for social change.


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Call for consultants for review of youth employment policies
Consultancy Terms of Reference for the Review of Employment Policies that touch on Youth Employment

This assignment involves developing a toolkit or a set of guidelines to mirror policies for inclusive, futuristic and youth-friendly policies, mirror one policy that will act as a guide for other policies, deliver Training on the toolkit for the Trainers of Trainers, and general recommendations in the form of a report based on the analysis and evaluation of policies and guidelines development.

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PAWA254 Community Membership
PAWA 254 ARTivism Community Membership

A PAWA254 community member is a creator/artist/activist who uses their artwork/creativity for positive social change. A community member has a chance to gain either skills or access to a network of professionals in their field through trainings, workshops and events; has access to knowledge resources; and be part of a community of like-minded creators/artists/activists purposed to use bold, artistic expression to both empower themselves and the wider society economically and creatively, thus contributing to the shaping of our community’s socio-economic and political landscape.

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PAWA254 Ubuntu ARTivism Incubation
PAWA 254 Ubuntu ARTivism Incubation Membership

Do you consider yourself a creative? Are you an artist – a photographer, a poet, graffiti artist, dancer, content creators, blogger, writer, musician, painter, sculptor, filmmaker, cartoonist / illustrator, animator, designer, playwright, producer, a community engager / volunteer, or social media influencer, innovating yourself or your work for social change? PAWA 254 is offering an opportunity that you will be interested in.

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