A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at Brown partners with U-Tena in Kenya to raise awareness about sexual health practices through performance
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Brown University
Founded in 2011, GlobeMed at Brown University is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty aroundthe world. We partner with Ungano-Tena (U-Tena) 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 is able to dispel myths related to HIV transmission, to encourage testing, treatment, and discussions around family planning, and sexual and reproductive health.
Our Partner // Ungano-Tena in Nairobi, Kenya
U-Tena is a grassroots community based organization created by youth from the Viwandani-Mukuru slum in East Nairobi. U-Tena was created in 2005 and is registered with the Kenyan Ministry of Gender and Social Services. U-Tena uses music, dance, 2-dimensional art, and theatre, to provide free popular education and teach communities about HIV, STI, sexual health, reproductive health, and other related, often taboo, topics. Currently, U-Tena is working on youth centers to encourage higher rates of contraception use, educate youth on becoming financially independent, and help increase awareness about sexual health.
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.