A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at Brown partners with U-Tena in Nairobi, Kenya to educate young women about financial literacy and sexual and mental health.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Brown University
Founded in 2011, GlobeMed at Brown University is one of 50 university based GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. In striving for this goal, we partner with the grassroots organization Ungano-Tena (U-Tena) located in Nairobi, Kenya to support programs that develop creative and innovative solutions to raise awareness about sexual health practices and improve the health, education and quality of life within their communities. Through performance, U-Tena, dispels myths related to HIV transmission, to encourage testing, treatment, and discussions around family planning, sexual and reproductive health.
Our Partner // Ungano-Tena in Nairobi, Kenya
Ungano Tena (U-Tena) is Swahili for re-uniting - coming back together. U-Tena is a grassroots community based organization created in 2005 by youth from the Viwandani-Mukuru slum in East Nairobi. U-Tena’s mission is to educate local communities about sexual and reproductive health and to raise awareness of related health and social issues through popular education and partnerships with key stakeholders. Through music, dance, two-dimensional art, and theatre, U-Tena teaches communities about HIV, STIs, sexual health, reproductive health, and other health related issues. Since the fall of 2011, the GlobeMed chapter at Brown University has raised $9,400 for U-Tena’s Kuza Project.
Our Project // $10,000 to Build and Fund Kuza Project Youth Center
The Kuza Project of U-Tena was established last year with the support of GlobeMed at Brown University and has been mentoring 50 girls, aged 10-17, on issues of sexual health practices, mental health, and financial literacy, with hopes to expand in many areas this year.