S. A. F. E. Is a Kenyan NGO and UK Charity that uses the performing arts and community programmes to inspire and deliver social change.
S. A. F. E. 's mission is to use the performing arts to inspire and deliver social change. We use mobile, high-quality street theatre to challenge the cultural norms, behaviours and attitudes that underpin some of Kenya’s greatest threats - including HIV/AIDS, violence and female circumcision.
On stage, we use theatre to overcome the barriers in people’s behaviours and communities in order to let through life-saving information and services. Our non-judgemental performances provide people with the information, skills and attitudes that enable them to take the first steps to changing their own lives for the better.
Off stage, our audiences feel engaged with the performance and so our follow-up community programmes are welcomed and trusted. This results in huge increases in the take-up of services and sustainable, positive changes in behaviour.
S.A.F.E. aims to:
- HIV/ AIDS Education: To deliver public health education and services, overcome stigma of HIV and discourage discrimination to alleviate the effects of HIV on Kenya's already disadvantaged population.
- End Female Circumcision: To work with a community of 40,000 to sensitively challenge this ancient Maasai tradition through performance, outreach, training and encouraging an alternative for girls.
- Water Health: To use performance and training to encourage remote communities to purify their water and make drinking water safe in order to preserve health.
- Environmental Protection: To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public through the protection of the environment and prudent use of resources with the Loita Maasai.
Established: May 2003
Registered Charity Number: 1155626
Board members: 10
Full time staff: 40
Part time staff: 11
Phone number: 020 7025 7556
Address: PO Box 68922 London E1W 9HDView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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