KUTOKA at the World Social Forum 2007 Nairobi
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE EVEN FOR SLUM DWELLERS!
ACTIVITIES OF KUTOKA NETWORK AND PARTNERS
Kutoka will participate in the WSF event in different ways that include: Seminars & exhibition, documents, video, Marathon, launch of website and inviting visitors to the slums
SLUMS PRESENCE AT THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM 2007, NAIROBI
20th January OPENING CEREMONY
At Uhuru Park: everybody mobilized to join!
21st January MEETING OUR COMMUNITIES
On this Sunday the Kutoka Network offers the possibility to the World Social Forum participants to meet the communities in the slums.
The WSF delegates are invited to share the mass with the community and to enjoy an activity with them. Each community will present a different activity.
To facilitate how to reach the place, there is a contact person for every place, willing to explain to you the road and to accompany you.
CHRIST THE KING, KIBERA: PRESENTATION OF THE COMMUNITY 9.00 a.m.
AFTER THE Mass, the community will present different activities to allow the visitors to get to know their reality: poems, songs, drama, presentation of the activities…
Contact person to reach the place: Ignatius 0722248071
HOLY CROSS, DANDORA - Discussion on: HIV AND AIDS DAY 11.00 a.m.
Mass at 11am followed by activities on HIV and AIDS, food delivered to the HIV positive people.
Contact person to reach the place: Aula 0721 546509
HOLY TRINITY, KARIOBANGI - - Discussion on: YOUTH AND JUSTICE
The Mass will be followed by activities organized by the youth and the Justice & Peace Commission.
Contact person to reach the place: Joseph 0722 229867
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, ADAMS ARCADE (CLOSE TO KIBERA) -
Discussion on: OVERCOMING TRIBALISM AND VIOLENCE, PEACE BUILDING AND RECONCILIATION and YOUTH FESTIVAL
This parish will have masses at different hours and in different sub-parishes.
Main Church, Adams Arcade (Ngong Road) 11,30am (in English); Kianda slum: 10am; Makina slum: 7.30am;
Olympic slum: 10am. In the parish and in all sub-parishes visitors are welcome and everywhere there will be entertainment activities and in Olympic sub-parish there will be a youth festival.
Contact person to reach the place: Omare 0722 425026
SACRED HEART, BABA DOGO - Discussion on: YOUTH & WOMEN DAY 11AM
Meeting at 11 am for the mass. After the mass the community will be opened to the visitors who wish to get to know them. Youth groups and Catholic Women Associations will organize the activities.
Contact person to reach the place: George 0733 606146
ST JOHN, KOROGOCHO - Discussion on: STREET CHILDREN FESTIVAL 9.00AM
After the Mass at 9am, there will be a street children festival where the children will perform for all the community & the visitors.
Contact person to reach the place: Japhet 0724 261 751 or Hesbon 0720 710 756
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER KANGEMI - YOUTH FESTIVAL
After the Mass, there will be a youth festival with different performances.
Contact person to reach the place: James 0727 275793 or Parish office 0722 982844
22nd January SECURING BASIC RIGHTS FOR THE POOR IN THE SLUMS
Seminar at the WSF venue in Kasarani, Moi International Sport Centre, organized by Kutoka together with Land and Housing Coalition, and many other partners from all over the world.
23rd January DECENTRALISED WORKSHOPS ON SLUM ISSUES from 9 to 12 am
From 9am to 12am, there are seven workshops in seven different areas related to the slums. KUTOKA has organized them with Land and Housing Coalition, and other groups. The aim of these seminars is to bring the slums at the WSF, as well as to bring the WSF into the slums. Therefore those activities will be held in the communities of the slums.
SLUM UPGRADING. CHRIST THE KING, KIBERA
Those in charge: Christ the King Catholic Church and Pamoja Trust.
EVICTIONS & DEMOLITIONS. KIBAGARA
Those in charge: Haki Jamii; Shelter Forum
EMPOWERING THE POOR IN THE SLUMS. Mukuru Kwa Njenga
Those in charge: St. Mary Catholic Church, Pamoja Trust.
INCLUSIVE CITIES FOR INFORMAL SECTOR. Freedom corner, Uhuru Park
Those in charge: Niscof
LAND AND HOUSING. St. John Korogocho
Those in charge: St. John Korogocho, Land Alliance, KLA, Shelter Forum.
HIV AND IDS IN THE SLUMS. Sr. Theresa, Mathare
Those in charge: Catholic Coordination group on HIV and AIDs.
WORKING IN THE SLUMS. St. Joseph the worker, Kangemi
Those in charge: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church; Ipsia.
24th January GLOBAL PLANNING FOR ACTION
Networking for future action plan and building common strategies together with all the organizations in the world dealing with the same Kutoka issues.
25th January, 8.00am. MARATHON FOR BASIC RIGHTS THROUGH THE SLUMS
The marathon will pass through several Nairobi's slums to reach Uhuru Park and join the closing ceremony of the WSF. It will be one of the main closing events of the WSF.
There will be the possibility of participating running and walking.
Departure on Thursday 25th at 8.00am from St. john Catholic Church, Korogocho. The length will be 15 km and the cost to register and get the t-shirt will be 10 Ksh.
To have more information on how to reach St. John call: Japhet 0724 261 751 or Hesbon 0720 710 756