Clubs and Content

Safari Space Clubs Working to Build Empathy and Reduce Stigma 

 

 Safari Space Youth Clubs form the foundation for our empathy building groups for young people where students design support initiatives and discuss ways in which they can build more connected communities. Safari Space Clubs (Non Youth) are developed to provide members of select community organizations a chance to receive, share and discuss Mtoko material on empathy building/shame resiliency and integrate it into their own communities
Dr. Alex Matavala and Nangwanda Secondary School, Newala, Tanzania
 
Makini Organization, Safari Space Club, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 
Ushetu Tumaini Group, Ushetu Tanzania, Safari Space Club
 
Juhudi Secondary School, Safari Space Club, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
 
 Highlights from Clubs:
 
Girls learning how to express challenges they face at the school
 
Dramas and Dances developed pertaining to shame/empathy by young adults previously living on the streets
 
Computer training  for a club leader to increase her club’s access to digital training content on shame resiliency 
 
Anonymous message box developed at a secondary school so anyone in the school facing challenges can share
 
Total Club Members: 116
 
Online platforms used to create  digital content 

Working directly with people affected by stigma, Mtoko creates relevant, high quality and inclusive content to promote empathy, shame resiliency and connection via online platforms. 

Mtoko has partnered with Quiversoft in Windhoek, Namibia to develop online student self evaluation surveys as it pertains to issues surrounding sense of belonging, self-worth, self-efficacy and perceived challenges to student success on their EduManager Platform. Currently  5,000 students are registered on the platform in Namibia. 

 

Mtoko has created online content for Shule Direct that includes Understanding Shame and Shame Resiliency. Quotes from members at a drug treatment center as well as a drama  about shame from  from members of Makini Organization were used to create inclusive content.  Shule Direct currently has over 70,000 registered secondary school students in Tanzania. The content can be found on the following link: Understanding Shame and Shame Resiliency 

Mtoko has created weekly online training material and  exchange sessions facilitated  on WhatsApp with diverse populations and people affected by stigma.   With members from 4 different countries represented, there has been over 40 hours of online exchange on content related to shame, inclusion, empathy and  youth activity design. Currently we are on month 5 of our first 1 year of online material and training.