Safari Space Clubs Working to Build Empathy and Reduce Stigma
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.