Monday, September 10, 2007

"Kibera Through My Eyes" Children's Photography Project

This summer we asked a group of young people from the Red Rose School, the Green Pastures School, and the Kibra Academy to document aspects of their lives at school and out of school through photography using simple disposable cameras. A selection of the best images from this project will be posterized for a travelling photodocumentary to schools around the USA and possibly for a coffeetable book. We eventually hope to through the telling of the stories of the lives of these young people to encourage cross-cultural dialogue and raise funds to support the education of young people in Kibera and the enhancement of their artistic potential.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Visual Update - August 2007

We had a wonderful time in Kenya this summer, and accomplished some significant work at Red Rose, thanks to the generosity of our friends in the USA who contirbuted money, materials, their time, and efforts to make life better for the children and their teachers.

You may view a more comprehensive album with additional images by clicking on this link.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

RedRose Children Center Educational Trip

Hallo Families and Friends,
The children at Red Rose got the chance to go for their annual educational tour. This year the children visited three places. First they were at the Wilson Airport, a small airport in the southern outskirts of Nairobi city. It mainly serves light aircraft within the country and also from the rest of Africa. The kids got to learn how an aircraft works and also took pictures around the airport. Next the children were taken to Mamba Village, this is a recreational place with a crocodile farm and an Ostrich farm. Lastly, the children went to the Bomas of Kenya, a cultural center that showcases different Kenyan cultures and traditions including the food they eat, clothes they wear, their traditonal music and also their traditional houses. Kenya has over 42 ethnic groups all with different cultures and traditions. Below are some of the pictures from the trip. The children were very happy and they learnt a lot from the educational trip.

Ready for the trip

One of the light aircraft at the Wilson Airport

The baby class children with their teachers.
The nursery students with their teacher (Teacher Emily) sitted in front of them .
Pre-unit students with their class teacher, Teacher Sofiah.

Teacher Peninah Hoka with her class one students.
Teacher Rose with her class two students.
Teacher Emily with her class three students

Red Rose teachers together with some of the support staff

Welcome to Mamba Village, Nairobi

Baby Derrick at the Mamba Village

Traditional dancers at the Bomas of Kenya

One of the many traditional houses at the Bomas of Kenya
One of the traditional beds in the huts

Inside one of the huts