Welcome to Cre8 East Africa

Cre8 East Africa is a Dutch organisation that uses a creative theatrical process to stimulate vulnerable young people in East Africa to analyse the challenges they face and to find ways of addressing those.

Our aim is to give young people self-confidence, develop their talents and strengthen their position in the society. 


Cre8 partners with Yaden East Africa. In each project we have undertaken together, we used a creative, innovative, highly inclusive and participatory approach that has become known as the ‘Cre8 in 8’ Method.

Cre8 in 8 Method

For this 8 step approach, Cre8 and Yaden developed a handbook called ‘Cre8 in 8’. The method was created with the representative aspects of art in mind.

In addition, Cre8 trains young leaders of youth groups throughout the region in the use of this 8 step approach. In the Train de Trainer the participants learn to set up a project from idea to evaluation and follow-up.

Previous projects

Between 2006 and 2012, the Cre8 in 8 Method was used in a number of projects for vulnerable young people in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.