Sera Thabiti is a Community-Based non-profit organization located in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded in 2019 by Mr. Elly Maloba and Ms. Khadija H Thabit. It is a programmatic approach developed out of their lived and 10+ years of work experience in the peace-building sector. The need was prompted by observations and lessons learned working mostly with grassroots structures while searching for answers on youth and conflict issues, which brought a realization that a majority of voting age adults in Kenya do not effectively participate in the governance process largely out of sheer ignorance or complacency, which limits their opportunity to influence public decisions and their participation to be a component of the democratic decision-making process. This paves way for infringement of citizens’ rights through poorly crafted and implemented policies that do not align with their needs and desires and a lack of transparent and accountable leadership with its associated negative impact on peace and development mostly experienced at the grassroots. There is a strong need for structural change which is can be made possible by collaborations among stakeholders and proactive participation of especially the youth in the governance process. At Sera Thabiti our initiatives ultimately focus on changing perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors both horizontally among communities and vertically between them and their leaders because we believe structural change needs to be complemented by transformations in relationships and attitude.
We look forward to cohesive and resilient communities proactively preventing and transforming conflict while collaboratively safeguarding overall development agendas
We advocate for citizens led movements in local public policy processes and to create peaceful and secure
environments for sustainable development objectives. In support of communities, we promote conflict
prevention and mitigation through early warning and early response by creating partnerships and development
of local capacities that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people
emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.