Who is Tukuka?
Tukuka is a Swahili word meaning to, “be great and widely known.” Tukuka Centre is a knowledge-based institution that believes in the potential of young people to be great and widely known within their communities. It innovatively develops and disseminates information to teenagers with the aim of turning their acquired knowledge into values that they can use to impact their surroundings.
Tukuka believes knowledge is power and the dissemination of timely and accurate information to teenagers can help build future generations of whole and civically engaged citizens. By providing them with critical information their health, career, education, and rights and responsibilities, Tukuka Centre is creating a pool of informed, refined and active teenagers who are self-aware and socially mobile.
Tukuka Centre was established in 2016 after the launch of the book, “Teens Guide to the Constitution of Kenya.” The Teens Guide is an easy to read summary of the constitution for teenagers and gives them an opportunity to understand and appreciate the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. However, upon further engagements with young people on the book, it was realized that they need more information beyond issues politics and governance. Tukuka Centre was therefore established as the ‘cool platform’ where young people can receive and share information while interacting with their peers on their other important issues of love, relationships, school, fashion and entertainment.