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Fursa Challenge

A youth patriotic song that deepens democracy, national cohesion, national values and peaceful co-existence


About Fursa Challenge

The 2023 IYD falls one-year post election and Kenya is settling down to actualize its long term plans. The Fursa Challenge Youth Advocacy #YouthSong is envisioned as creative medium that can advance democracy (civic engagement) and social dialogue. The Fursa Challenge Youth Advocacy #YouthSong provides the platform for self-expression, amplify marginalized voices, mobilize communities, foster understanding, inform power structures, and contribute to shaping public opinion on who the youth are and want. By utilizing #TalantaHela to promote democratic values, inclusivity, and social change.

Why Fursa Challenge Youth Advocacy #YouthSong celebrating ways #YouthLead as agents of change for the global goals; 1. Expression of Identity and Belonging: Song and dance are powerful forms of expression. They allow individuals and communities to celebrate their cultural heritage, express their identity, and foster a sense of belonging. 2. Amplifying Voices: Through music and dance, marginalized groups and individuals can amplify their voices and raise awareness about social issues. Songs and dances often serve as platforms for storytelling and sharing personal or collective experiences, and advocating for change thus influencing public opinion. 3. Civic Engagement and Activism: Song and dance have historically been used as tools for activism and civic engagement. These creative expressions can mobilize individuals, inspire collective action, and contribute to the democratic process by informing power structures and advocating for social change. 4. Encouraging Dialogue and Understanding: Songs and dance transcend language barriers and facilitate communication among diverse groups. They provide a non-threatening and inclusive platform for dialogue, fostering understanding and empathy. Songs and dance promotes intercultural dialogue, challenging stereotypes, and promoting mutual respect, ultimately contributing to a more inclusive and democratic society. ​5. Reflecting and Shaping Public Opinion: Songs and dances often reflect the social and political climate of a society. They can mirror the aspirations, struggles, and concerns of communities, acting as a barometer of public sentiment. Artists and performers have the ability to influence public opinion through their creative expressions, challenging prevailing narratives, and opening up discussions on critical social issues. This can foster a more vibrant and participatory democratic culture. 6. Bridging Divides: Songs and dance have the power to bridge ideological, generational, and social divides. By bringing people together in shared cultural experiences, they can foster dialogue, build empathy, and promote understanding. Collaborative performances and cultural exchanges can create spaces for diverse groups to come together, engage in dialogue, and find common ground, fostering social cohesion and democratic values.

The Challenge;

  1. Fill the survey below & submit.

  2. To Compete, Enter your details on the next page

  3. On submission, you will be re-directed to whatsapp to Upload your song.

  4. WhatsApp Submission format: Kindly submit a Video/Audio and Lyric of your song. The song needs to be a youth song promoting youth inclusivity in democracy and policy. The language of the song has to be either English and kiswahili

Share your experience with us
Your Gender
You Age Bracket
What factors, if any, have influenced your decision to participate or not participate in democratic processes?
What are the barriers, if any, that prevent you from actively participating in democratic processes?
How confident are you in the effectiveness of your vote in influencing political outcomes?
Majority of Youth participate in a local, regional, or national elections
Government initiatives or policies has encouraged greater youth participation in democratic processes
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