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Changing Faces Competition
Public Space Network are launching their first city-wide competition entitled "Changing Faces" and we at Kayole Mtaa Safi are thrilled to be a part of it. All around Nairobi, teams of youth will be competing to make their chosen public space the cleanest, greenest and safest - and creating jobs for themselves in the process.
Each team will identify a public open space it wants to improve: a bus stop, footbridge, street, playground, wall, courtyard, sidewalk, dumpsite, market place, park, police station – even a base ya mtaa. The competition begins around the end of October and runs for nine weeks.
We have picked out a street in Kayole which is perfect for turning into an attractive and productive public space and we are meeting with stakeholders and making plans. We will need to demonstrate the effect the transformation has on the users of the space and the surrounding community and will need to submit a sustainability plan to ensure the long-term maintenance and ongoing impact. We submit five photos before, five during, and five after the intervention so that the judges can compare the impact and scope of the transformation.
The competition kicks off in Dandora, where the Changing Faces Competition was born. It will showcase the transformations that have resulted from previous competitions and hopefully inspire teams from other parts of Nairobi. The award ceremony will celebrate all cityshapers taking part in the 2018 Changing Faces Competition and will award the best transformations.
You can help us maximize our impact, by sponsoring us with cash or in-kind. If you would like to help, you can contact us to discuss our needs and the scope of the advantage you will receive in return. Depending on sponsorship, advertisements for sponsors include the following:
Your logo and description on PSN website and social media
Your logo on PSN marketing material (flyers, brochures, posters)
Public thank you and presentation of your company during the kick-off event and the award ceremony
Opportunity to include your marketing material in the welcome bags for attendees of the award ceremony.
This is a five-month event, Nairobi-wide, and with various partnerships and participants. It will receive massive coverage on mainstream and social media. The competition activities will take place both online and offline, providing a lot of public engagement.
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Post in this blog are contributed by the various members of Kayole Mtaa Safi Initiative.