SUGU VUDU OUTREACH
who we are?
SUGU VUDU IS A KENYA BASED RAP ARTIST WITH AN OUTREACH INITIATIVE THAT SEEKS TOWARDS THE WORLD OBJECTIVE OF REDUCING POVERTY, ILLITERACY AND MALNUTRITION DISEASES IN THE DEVELOPING URBAN SLUMS OF DAGORETI THROUGH FEEDING PROGRAM,TALENT EMPOWERMENT,MICRO ENTREPRENEURIAL GRANTS TO TEENAGE SINGLE MOTHERS, SUPPLYING CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND ACADEMIC MATERIAL SUBSIDIES TO HELP ACHIEVE THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT GOAL.
striving towards the world's objective of reducing poverty, malnutrition,empower young single mothers through music and art to enlarge their competence and problem solving ability.
promote acess,retention performance for the community to excell
WE EMPOWER TO END POVERTY
Music and Art
Sugu Vudu Music and Art empowerment
Sugu Vudu Music and Art empowerment is a grass root project that aims at helping children and the youth to develop their own creative artistic potential while also encouraging intercultural collaboration and cohesion. Sugu Vudu Music and Art empowerment effort is aligned with The world Vision 2030, especially The Social Pillar that seeks to engender justice, cohesive and equitable social child development in a clean and secure environment. Sugu Vudu Music and Art empowerment is a crucial player in addressing the aforementioned needs and is a nexus of artistic and cultural exchange between children, youth and their society. Sugu Vudu Music and Art empowerment challenges artists to reflect critically on sociopolitical issues, and supports them to channel these observations into unique artistic productions.
What we are doing;
- Talent search.
- Beads and creative art.
- Mentorship workshops.
- Film & Music production.
- Providing educational sponsorship to bright & needy students.
- Creating job opportunities for youth.
- Providing a safe space for youth to collaborate, share ideas and experiences.
- Provide alternatives to drugs & violence through film, and photography.
Sugu Vudu Music and Art empowerment will provide;
a) A safe space for youth and children to share experiences, stories, and Give them a platform to express themselves through music & art.
b) Provide alternatives to drugs & violence through film, and photography. Many young people in the Kenyan slums are vulnerable especially when they are not at home or in school. According to The Kenya National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA), alcohol and drug abuse is highest among youth aged 15-29. Besides the introduction to cheap drugs and alcohol at a young age, they are often also exposed to risky sexual activity, gangs, and other negative influences that are common in the slums because of lack of inspiration and necessary support systems. These conditions coupled with lack of role models frustrate the young people.
c) Educating youth and providing them with music and arts activities enhances their self-expression, connects them to mentors and creates
Supply of Clean Drinking Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion Interventions n urban slums
WATER AND SANITATION
Slum dwellings within urban slums are characterized by several problems that vary in magnitude from one place to another. Among these are:
- Insufficient drinking water
- Poor solid waste management
- Improper excreta
- Improper waste-water management
- Unequipped drainage especially of storm water
- Poor housing conditions
- Unsafe food
- Poor vector and vermin control
- Inadequate personal and general hygiene
In specific reference to urban slums, the situation is aggravated by the fact that the City’s Metropolitan and Municipal authorities lack the resources to satisfactorily provide required services and infrastructure. As a result of the above circumstances, slums have become breeding grounds for disease making the search for solutions to improve health in such communities an utmost urgency, thereby making the search for solutions to improve health in such communities an utmost urgency. Moreover, a majority of the occupants in the mentioned locality lack sufficient knowledge of the link between water, sanitation, hygiene, and health, as evidenced by frequent outbreaks of cholera and typhoid, in addition to a relatively high incidence of diarrheal diseases particularly in children under 5 years of age. Other health conditions common in slums which affect mostly children include:
Available evidence shows that poor water, sanitation, and hygiene plays an important role in the transmission of diarrheal diseases. Moreover, cholera is
almost always transmitted by consumption of contaminated drinking water and food. Among the major factors in urban slums leading to this contamination are:
- Low latrine and water coverage
- Poor domestic and personal hygiene practices.
Due to poor planning, the location of pit latrines and other sanitary facilities in this locality is such that they end up contaminating drinking water sources.
Most latrine facilities used in urban slums are either unimproved, privately owned, or are shared among several households. Insecure and unorganized land tenure system, also contributes to low latrine coverage while the communal sharing of latrine facilities leads to their poor utilization and maintenance. Evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analyses of WASH interventions in poor communities with unsafe water and inadequate sanitation
has shown that interventions can reduce the risk of diarrheal diseases and water related diseases including:
- Hookworm infection
i) To seek solutions within the affected communities in order to improve the prevailing poor environment in slums as a deliberate effort to improve community health.
ii) To conduct community-based proactive and sustainable interventions, targeting two priority problem areas of access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities.