Civic Education

Uraia views civic education as a critical tool for promoting nationhood, constitutionalism, human rights, good governance and public participation. It also believes that civic education plays a critical role in informing citizens about their rights and responsibilities, and how these rights are accessed and are to be exercised. The civic education department is mandated with ensuring that Kenyans access quality civic education that will enable them to participate and engage effectively in promoting good governance in the country.

Civic education is aimed at increasing the citizens’ understanding of the constitution as well create the citizens’ awareness of the reform process brought by the new constitution. The civic education work undertaken by Uraia seeks to empower Kenyans to fully enjoy the rights provided for in the constitution, as well as enhance the citizens’ political efficacy as part of promoting active citizen participation in political processes. Additionally, Uraia’s civic education initiatives are targeted at promoting civic skills; whereby the citizen can put into use the acquired civic education knowledge to enable them to participate more effectively in both local and national governance matters. The civic education department envisions civic education initiatives that will result into Kenyans who are patriotic, who support democratic values, who are tolerant to divergent political opinions, and who actively participate in holding duty bearers and the general leadership to account.

The aim of these civic education initiatives is to nature a democratic citizen. A citizen who adheres to the principles inherent in a democracy, which includes upholding and defending the constitution, promoting and participating in competitive elections, promoting political equality, inclusive political participation, promoting and protecting civil liberties and protection of the rights of the marginalised and minority communities.