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A Final Day’s Work

Over another fabulous breakfast at Maggie’s Superb Homestay, we looked forward to our final day of NAS workshops. As we were working with older children today, who had a good command of the English language, we decided to focus on a short writing task, the aim being...

Drama Works at JEHO

Having arrived safely in Nairobi following our wonderful Kilifi experience, we awoke to a fabulous breakfast after some much-needed rest at Maggie’s Superb Homestay (Maggie Holidays). We set off to shop for some food, snacks, and donations that we would bring with us...

Tears of Pride and Joy on Day 3

Filled with excitement, yet also a little nervous; we woke early on the final day of our outreach project with the Kilifi children, who would perform the product of their work with us for their friends and families later in the afternoon. We began the morning by...

Setting the Stage for Day 2 in Kenya

Day 2 greeted us with much excitement as the children came in early for their snacks and to get the day started. Having worked on scenes 1 through 3 yesterday, following the language and drama activities, our main task today was to practice and refine scenes 4 through...

An Irish and a Trini Reach the Unreachable in Kenya!

On the night of our arrival at the beautifully remote and relaxing Tulia, we had a quick chat with Furaha regarding the progress made while working with the children on ‘The Jungle Book’ script. It became apparent that although the children knew their lines, there was...

Necessary Arts School and Sunshine International Arts: Day 3

Reach the Unreachable Bofa Village, Kilifi, Kenya Sunday, 28 April 2019: Introduction to Mas Camp Our start time today was 9AM but the enthusiastic group arrived at 8AM and were ready for the day’s programme. Building on the concept of environmental carnival arts, Ray...

Necessary Arts School and Sunshine International Arts: Day 2

Bofa Village, Kilifi, Kenya Day 2: Saturday, 27 April 2019 The morning began with thunderous skies and a massive downpour of rain at the scheduled arrival of the group. This delayed the start of the programme, Furaha decided to get an Uber tuk tuk to go and collect...

Necessary Arts School and Sunshine International Arts: Day 1

Reach the Unreachable Bofa Village, Kilifi, Kenya Friday, 26 April 2019 Ray and Allyson arrived at Tulia the site of our Outreach Programme. This is a special place as it has accommodated the Outreach Programme from its inception. They were welcomed by Furaha who...

The Power of Self-Choice

It’s been two days here in Kilifi and I feel we are getting closer to understanding how necessary the arts are to this community. With the fine arts, Mel led the students to first identify themselves with hand drawings, customized to their own colors, shapes, and...

A Time Well Donated

A View from My Periphery There are many things in life that one can be sure of. One thing is for certain, none of us can escape as creative individuals: the one chance to become the light at the end of the tunnel; inspiring, educating and becoming lifelines for our...

A Final Day’s Work

Over another fabulous breakfast at Maggie’s Superb Homestay, we looked forward to our final day of NAS workshops. As we were working with older children today, who had a good command of the English language, we decided to focus on a short writing task, the aim being...

Drama Works at JEHO

Having arrived safely in Nairobi following our wonderful Kilifi experience, we awoke to a fabulous breakfast after some much-needed rest at Maggie’s Superb Homestay (Maggie Holidays). We set off to shop for some food, snacks, and donations that we would bring with us...

Tears of Pride and Joy on Day 3

Filled with excitement, yet also a little nervous; we woke early on the final day of our outreach project with the Kilifi children, who would perform the product of their work with us for their friends and families later in the afternoon. We began the morning by...

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