Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bring It On...

....And every minute counts
As I enter the eighth grade classroom, I am greeted by a dead silence. My presence in the class has not been recognized by almost half the class. These young boys and girls are digging deep into their books for all the information they consider might help them pass the forthcoming national exam, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). 

At the corner of the black chalkboard in front of the classroom, a big notice screams ‘39 DAYS TO GO’. I observe the serious faces in front of me once more and I understand the reason behind these looks. Over the past few weeks preparations have been intensified. The take-test anxiety reigns supreme and the candidates are very confident-they are up to the task and ready for the coming challenge. 
“It has been eight long years and it is time to shine. With this kind of preparation, success is surely in the offing,” says Quinter, one of the candidates.
Going by the words of Robert Collier -success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out, I am really convinced that these young boys and girls are headed the right direction. It is our sincere prayer that their efforts do not go in vain.

The maiden lot...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Power of Performance.

The mood in the LitWorld Girls and Boys Clubhouse is tense, the audience is kept on the edge of their seats, the conflict in the play is getting tenser with each act, and the afternoon heat is not helping either. Slim strands of sweat can be seen flowing down the foreheads of both the actors and the audience. The Wizard And The Queen is the play on stage.
At the Children of Kibera Foundation, We believe that the basic national academic curriculum is not enough to make a child a whole person. We believe in all- roundedness of an individual .Theater arts being the most social of all art forms; if employed carefully, can help a child express his or her creativity and cultivate self-confidence and good communication skills.
At the LitWorld girls and boys Clubhouse, a theater project has been initiated. This noble idea is specifically created to provide a space for kids to exhibit their creativity, especially for those who are interested in performing arts. The facility will act as an enabling space that offers students great experience in this field.

Angel as 'the perfect princess'

Princess ordering the arrest of an evil wizard

Evil wizard is arrested 

Future actors