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Uelimishaji wa raia

We work to provide Kenyan citizens with quality, gender-responsive education about their constitutional rights and responsibilities so that we can all protect and promote our democracy.

Our Vision

 

An informed, empowered and democratic Kenya.

 

Our Mission

To provide quality civic education and empower citizens to realise their constitutional aspirations.

Our Values

Integrity
Professionalism
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Equality
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Non partisanship
200
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470

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Uraia's Story

Uraia Trust has delivered civic education to Kenyans for over 20 years. Our journey started as the National Civic Education Programme (NCEP) in response to the clamour for multi-party democracy.

2000
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NCEP formed as a partnership between 70 Kenyan civil society organisations (CSOs) and development partners to consolidate a mature political culture in Kenya.

2002
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General elections usher in multi-party democracy.

2003
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NCEP II is launched and rebranded as Uraia to emphasise citizenship and belonging.

2005
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NCEP II (Uraia)  broadens its focus to five areas considered critical under the new political dispensation: nation-building, democratisation, good governance, constitutionalism, and human rights. It also includes three cross-cutting issues: the environment, gender, and HIV/AIDS.

2007/8
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The 2007 General Elections and the subsequent violence forced Uraia re-formulate its objectives to respond to the new challenges facing the country after the polls, including the large numbers of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) that were living in camps, in many parts of the country.

2008
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National Response Initiative (NRI) launched to address the effects of the post-election crisis by targeting affected communities with rapid conflict resolution and peace promotion responses.

2010
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Uraia Trust is established  to allow longer-term planning, and reach a larger number of citizens and stakeholders wishing to be part of the country’s reform agenda.

how we help

Give Education for Children

Who We are

Our Impact

How It Works

We help companies develop powerful corporate social responsibility, grantmaking, and employee engagement strategies. Our impact is about more than moving money to where it’s needed most; it’s also about helping nonprofits access information and ideas that will help them listen, learn, and grow. Some of us came from academia, others cut their teeth in corporate America, and many have spent our entire careers .

We help companies develop powerful corporate social responsibility, grantmaking, and employee engagement strategies. Our impact is about more than moving money to where it’s needed most; it’s also about helping nonprofits access information and ideas that will help them listen, learn, and grow. Some of us came from academia, others cut their teeth in corporate America, and many have spent our entire careers .

We help companies develop powerful corporate social responsibility, grantmaking, and employee engagement strategies. Our impact is about more than moving money to where it’s needed most; it’s also about helping nonprofits access information and ideas that will help them listen, learn, and grow. Some of us came from academia, others cut their teeth in corporate America, and many have spent our entire careers .

We Help around the world

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Our Strategic Framework

2021 – 2025

Uraia’s Strategic Goal is an empowered, engaged and values-based citizenry. Read more here.

By 2025 we want to see: 

  • A vibrant ecosystem of civic education
  • Increased engagement by citizens in public affairs
  • Enhanced, equitable quality of service delivery by national and county governments
  • National consensus on and demand for the practice of Utu in the public sphere

Quick Facts About Civic Education

Civic education is the continual and systematic provision of information and learning experiences to all citizens for their effective participation in democratic life. Civic education promotes civic skills and develops informed citizens who actively participate in the governance of their society based on enhanced knowledge, understanding, and ownership

Public Participation is one of the national principles and values of governance under Article 10 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, and one of the key objectives of devolution. Article 174 c of CoK 2010 states that one of the objects of devolution is “…to give powers of self-governance to the people and enhance their participation in the exercise of the powers of the State and in making decisions affecting them”. 

The County Government Act 2012, Part X, provides for the establishment of a national design and framework for civic education, including determining the content of the curriculum. Section 100 of Part X stipulates that every county must implement an appropriate civic education programme. The programmes should be sustained to ensure citizen understand their civic roles, rights, and responsibility and can use the knowledge acquired for informed participation in civic and political processes.

The national government has developed a national civic education curriculum but most counties have not yet developed their own curricula. The national government has not yet developed ‘The National Design and Framework of Civic Education’ which should be adopted and domesticated by county governments as envisaged in the County Government Act 2012.

Current Programmes

Women's Voice and Leadership Programme (WVL)
Strengthening Public Accountability and Response in Kenya (SPARKe)
Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Programme (DGHRP)

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