Thursday, June 28, 2012

4th Annual Children of Kibera Music Festival!

The fourth annual Children of Kibera Music Festival, which took place at Kibera Academy on the 22nd and 23rd of June, was a joyous and momentous event! This year’s theme was ‘responsible leadership in elective positions’ where over twenty primary and secondary schools participated and among them were The Red Rose Students! They performed a Swahili choral verse “Mavazi” advising on appropriate dressing and they creatively displayed it by their choice of costumes. On these particular days, the Red Rose students were enthusiastic and could not wait to perform. They got an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of hundreds of other participants which included pupils from different schools, professional artists, parents and various local NGO’s who were active supporters of the occasion. Red Rose students emerged top in the choral verse category and were awarded; a trophy, book tokens and certificates both of performance and participation; definitely a huge triumph! We are all celebrating the jubilant performance as we enthusiastically wait for the next years Festival. Well done Red Rose!!!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Ripple Effect of Giving

Everybody in the world wishes for something, but for most children, education is not only a wish but a great need too. Children dream and yearn for a big, bright future and most of them are aware that to accomplish this they have to work extra hard in school and score exemplary grades! The generous gestures, thoughtful deeds, however small, that are done to encourage these children so as to keep them dreaming and working hard, should never go unnoticed. At Red Rose, we had one such beautiful moment. Parklands Baptist Church in Westlands is a church that is dedicated to showing love and support mostly through giving so as to ensure growth in the local and even global society! Thanks to Pastor Ambrose and Pastor Susan, the church was able to donate a highly generous amount that was used to get uniforms and shoes for our Red Rose children. Over a hundred children were able to get brand new sweaters, fifty children were able to get new shoes and quite a number got new school shirts and dresses. It was a fun filled day full of excited chatter and great laughter as the children instantly tried on their new uniforms and shoes. No doubt, the children were deeply grateful. It was an incredible experience, thank you so much Parklands Baptist!
generosity toward the future lies in giving to the present.