Welcome to Fatuma’s Voice
Fatuma’s Voice Forum is on a Mission to Question Status Quo by using Debate, Open Dialogue, and other Creative Tools to encourage expression and seek answers as well as solutions to social issues.
We picture an inclusive and politically conscious Africa, with a voice that will dismantle false narratives and involve every community member in the process of social change.
Fatuma’s Voice drives for community-based social change by encouraging creative expression and sparking conversations about social issues.
Since we launched on 12 July 2013, we have held 142 themed community forums and hosted 1,420 artistic performers and brought together 15,000 community members.
So, How Can You Plug In?
We’ve been facilitating community forums in Nairobi, and Mombasa, and Nakuru, within Kenya. We’re now seeking to partner with individuals, organizations, and communities across the continent to build an African movement that drives sustainable social change.
A Brief History of Fatuma’s Voice:
The first Fatuma’s Voice forum happened on Friday, 12 July 2013. It began as an open forum and has since grown into a themed and structured event that happens each week ever since. This has had a lasting impression on the individuals and organizations that have had the privilege of attending.
Consequently, they have also had an opportunity to interact and share with creative’s from other cities and countries.
Each session has a theme and a featured guest who is proficient in the day’s topic.
“Using Open Dialogue to Question Status Quo and Drive Social Change
… ~ Fatuma’s Voice Forum”
The Fatuma’s Voice Model:
Our forum encourages expression through art, poetry, and music. This has created an avenue for creative’s to use their talents for a positive course.
Thus, we strongly believe that art can be used to create unity in diversity. As a result, we have been gathering artists from different ethnic groups and have encouraged them to work together to create a national art identity.
Besides the art, Fatuma’s Voice also doubles up as a supplementary education source. Therefore, we have taken the challenge of influencing and encouraging youth to grow their talents; and become value-adding agents to the society.