Umande Trust is excited to announce the Umande Trust Champions.
Champions with different backgrounds have been selected to support the project by creating awareness around vulnerabilities emanating from accessing public WASH facilities. They have also been engaged to mobilize and sensitize the adolescent girls and young women in the community on issues of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) at water, sanitation and hygiene points.
The champions will therefore act as resource points/persons for referring victims to the safe spaces for psychosocial support, collecting case studies/stories, reporting all WASH related gender-based violence cases, mapping GBV hot spots and engaging community members on discussions around ending sex for water.
Recently, Umande Trust has created a space in Kibera for community building and to serve as a safe space. The champions can have psychosocial meetings with women and girls to talk about their GBV experiences. There are also areas for those of the community to gather, as well as an outdoor area for playing games. This will be essential in creating awareness and engaging with members of the community.
The address is Top 3 Building, located along Kibera Drive next to the DCs office.
Here are the Umande Trust Champions: