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Monday, 15 November 2010 18:11
Call for Applications to attend the Kenya Youth Human Rights Camp 2010
Akiba Uhaki Foundation – the Human Rights and Social Justice Fund, in conjuction with the
Youth Entrepreneurship & Sustainability(YES Kenya) Network, the Youth Congress and the
Youth Interactive Portal for Enterprise(YIPE) is pleased to announce a call for applications to
attend the Kenya Youth Human Rights Camp 2010, set to commence on International
Human Rights Day (December 10th, 2010) to Jamhuri Day (December 12th, 2010) at the
Lukenya Getaway.
This event has been organised as part of a series of actions to identify and develop young
leaders who are aware of human rights and social justice and who can actively play leading
roles in Kenya’s development and reform-related activities. The theme of this year’s camp is
Young Kenyans-Unite for Change & Human Rights.
The Camp will make use of the concept of informal Youth Human Rights and Trade Justice
Camp models as a way to encourage youth participation in a relaxed atmosphere. Facilitation
of the sessions will be done by a mix of human rights and social justice practitioners and
activists, so the participants will gain valuable insights on the need for both evidence-driven
advocacy and effective “street-activism” methods. In addition, a variety of fun activities will be
organised to enable social interaction among the participants.
Camp activities will include:
 Inspire-Walking the Talk Sessions: that will motivate the participants in leadership, social
action, fostering human rights activism and community engagement.
 Documentaries: the participants will view a variety of documentaries to learn about
programmes on human rights and social justice built around shared best practices.
 Open Space: this will be an open area that will provide an opportunity for the participants
to share and discuss stories and issues related to this year’s theme.
 And of course, a variety of Fun Events!
Eligibility criteria:
Applicants must be Kenyan citizens, aged between 18 and 25 years and have completed
secondary school. In the spirit of human rights and equity for all, all youth within the
stipulated age bracket are encouraged to apply, regardless of gender, disability, religious
affiliations, etc.
How to apply to attend the Kenya Young Leaders Human Rights Camp 2010:
For the 2010 Camp, only 50 candidates will be invited to attend. In order to apply, candidates
will have to fill out an application form which is available on 2010
The deadline for applications will be Friday 19th November, 2010. Participation is free.
Note that succesful candidates will be expected to arrive at Lukenya Getaway on Thursday
December 9th, 2010 and depart on Monday 13th December 2010. Transport will be provided
from Nairobi to the venue.
Contact Details:
For further information, please contact:
Name: Sarah Nkuchia
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: (254) 0722 659 364
Camp Organizers
About Akiba Uhaki Foundation
Akiba Uhaki Foundation is a proactive and innovative
regional grant-making organization dedicated to
supporting and accompanying human rights and social
justice related organizations in East Africa (Burundi,
Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda). For more information visit
About YES Kenya
Youth Entrepreneurship & Sustainability(YES Kenya) Network is a national
youth multi-stakeholder network involved in promoting youth
entrepreneurship and employment in Kenya and committed to the global call
of creating sustainable livelihoods for Youth. For more information, visit
About National Youth Congress
The Youth Congress is a youth initiative set by the youth and for the youth. It
serves as a reliable youth agent especialy for the youth in the informal
settmements. It is an organzation commited to youth leadership, participation
and collective action in the continum of a democratic and good governance,
human rights, peace, transformation and socio-economic development. For more
information, visit
About the Youth Interactive Portal for Enterprise
The Youth Interactive Portal for Enterprise is an online service
providing free business skills training and information to Kenyan
youth entrepreneurs. For more information, visit,
and follow @yipeorg on Twitter.
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