On the outskirts of Nairobi lies Kibera.
Home to over 1 million Africans, Kibera is the largest slum in Africa, if not the world.
Families of eight live in 12 x 12 foot shacks without electricity or toilet facilities.
One hole in the ground is shared by fifty shacks.
Once full, young boys are employed to empty the contents in the river.
Unemployment is high and crime is common.
But one group of Kibera children are dancing their way to hope.
At high risk for spending their lives in jail, these kids created a dance troupe and now perform all over Nairobi.
Africa Inside has been invited to Kibera to hear their stories and watch them dance.
We will encourage and support their joy in movement by bringing donated Ipods, clothing, and money for food.
We will also visit an orphanage where an artist/teacher traveling with Africa Inside will guide an expressive art project, and journaling for sixty homeless children ages 6 -14.
Africa Inside will bring art supplies that aren’t available there,
and buy large containers of local food to stock the kitchen of the orphanage.
It is a special and sometimes life-changing treat for these children to know someone from across the world cares. For the visitors, experiencing children who are materially impoverished but spiritually and emotionally rich beyond measure, urges us to re-examine our own lives. To get a sense of the children in africa and to have your heart pinged, view the video from our recent program in Tanzania in February: Global Conservation .
Dance with us. Enhance hope and creativity by supporting these young people.
Donations of money,
Ipods (if music is on it great. This will be a musical cultural exchange)
children’s clothing (all sizes) but lightweight
drawing and writing journals
and drawing pads would be much appreciated.
Deadline for collections is August 15th. You can mail your donations to Lori Robinson, Africa Inside, PO Box 31199, Santa Barbara, CA 93130.
Asante Sana sana. (thank you very very much)
Please post and share. Our goal is to get 60 IPods.