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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...

The Power Within

I received news that sent bullets down my spine. My doctor told me that I must cancel my trip to Kenya and instead go for breast cancer treatment right away. The earth ripped apart under me. My heart beat so fast against the table I was leaning on that I had to pull...

They’ve All Grown Up

Sud Academy has not changed since my last visit. In fact the only noticeable change in the past 2 years is that the same smiling happy students have grown up! It was such a thrill to be reunited with this special group of Sundanese refugees who spent the past 2 days...

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...

The Power Within

I received news that sent bullets down my spine. My doctor told me that I must cancel my trip to Kenya and instead go for breast cancer treatment right away. The earth ripped apart under me. My heart beat so fast against the table I was leaning on that I had to pull...

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