Mojatu foundation

Mojatu Foundation is a Registered charity which transforms communities through media, gender equality, health and training. 

 

We develop the capacity and skills of socially and economically disadvantaged and ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, in particular but not exclusively women, girls and young people of African and Caribbean communities, in such a way that they are better able to identify, help and meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.


Objectives

The objectives of the Mojatu Foundation are:

Develop the capacity and skills of socially and economically disadvantaged groups in particular but not exclusively women, girls and young people of African and Caribbean communities in such a way that they are better able to identify, help and meet their needs and to participate more fully in the society by:

helping to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Advancing education and enhancing skills through training, mentoring and other processes.

Raising awareness in equality and diversity.

Promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds.

Conducting Research on Equality and Diversity issues and publishing the results to the public.

Helping to raise awareness about the human rights of individuals especially among women, children and people living with disabilities.


Mojatu Foundation is one of the leading organisation in the global campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). We offer one to one support for survivors and affected communities, facilitate peer support, awareness raising and community engagement, training programs, research, advocacy and we are active participants in local, national and international end FGM campaigns including courses development and declaration of Zero Tolerance to FGM.

Our work and commitment to tackling FGM and other harmful traditional practices has recently been recognised by the United Nations and the Women Federation for World Peace International. We have been invited to present at local, national and international conferences.


Our work has been recognised beyond the UK where we have been invited to present our work and inspire women from across the world at international conferences including those organised by the UN, Women Federation for World Peace International and The Women Economic Forum.

Our community events have been larger this year, and we have reached out to more community members especially new arrivals. Our Annual Farm festival brought together over 500 at the Farmeco Community Care Farm to celebrate different cultures and to raise awareness of health-related issues.

We would like to thank all our partners, funders & sponsors, staff, volunteers, and all those who have been supporting our work.

We look forward to an exciting year ahead and hope to engage you in our work. Keep an eye on our website www.mojatufoundation.org.


We also focus on the welfare of girls and women to empower them to help the change they want see. We promote healthy living through different initiatives including sports activities, one to one support, peer support and therapeutic sessions. Our advocacy work on tackling Female Genital Mutilation has been ground-breaking. Through our work with survivors, affected communities, local politicians, and leaders, we got Nottingham to officially declare Zero Tolerance to FGM- the first city in UK to do so. Over 10 cities have now shown interest to follow suit. The United Nations recognised this and the Women Federation for World Peace International. We also let a delegation from the UK (Including the former Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham) and other Kenyan officials to some of the remotest areas affected by FGM in Kenya.  Plans are underway to concretise our partnership work with the Kenya National Anti FGM Board to tackle FGM in Kenya. Our awareness raising, and collaborative work has led to more survivors coming forward to address the issue and engage in a more respectful and meaningful way.