Our pioneer team is made of five(5) members, namely: Cynthia Nyambura, Edgar David, John Kihonge, Ruphas Chege, and Kenneth Kamau.The foundation is always proud of each and every member of the team who helped pioneer its art programmes, and conceptualise the foundation.
In the morning of Saturday 2nd July 2016, after weeks of intense preparation and coordination, our pioneers(some who had come from Nairobi) came together in Naivasha town and together they made their first visit to Naivasha Childrens’ Shelter. There, they spent the whole days of Saturday and Sunday, teaching children about the basics of poetry and music, and later on Sunday evening, played a football match with the children.
Going to Naivasha to visit the children homes left a permanent impact on my life. Seeing the children and hearing their different stories really made me glorify the Lord and opened my mind to broader life perspectives. However, my biggest testimony is seeing little children below the age of 10 testifying of God’s goodness and the wondrous miracles they had witnessed. It was amazing to see God’s mighty works proclaimed even by the little ones. I learnt that service to humanity and taking care of the needy is one of the best things we could ever do in this life. So, make sure that you spread a lot of love and care to our less privileged members of society and pray for them and with them as much as we can.
The Art for Children Foundation is forever grateful to the management and children at Naivasha Children Shelter. We are where we are today because they believed in our dream and granted us the opportunity to actualise our idea of using art to ensure a youthful society free of crime, substance abuse, teenagerhood pregnancies, among other social vices. Through art, we were able to connect with the children, and establish a conducive environment to share experiences and possible solutions to some of the social challanges in our communties.
Volunteering at the foundation was the best decision that i did and would gladly do it again, and again, and again. Spending time with those children, and sharing the little i know about music, helped me to find compassion within myself and to stay attached to values that are linked to the common good
I remember the visit vividly. It was my very first time to volunteer, where i met and made new friends with the children and also fellow volunteers. Our friendship have lasted up to date, thanks for the visit. I also got the opportunity to teach music to the children. It was humbling to later on find and hear them recite and practice, on their own, that which i taught them. It ignited in me the urge and spirit of volunteerism, that i never knew i had.
The visit was great, it impacted with a lot of knowledge and insight on how needy the unprivileged and talented young chaps are in wanting to bring out the talent in them, for the world to see and that they need help like A4C offers.
Our Pioneers and children at Naivasha Children Shelter perform choreography to the song Afadhali Yesu by Size8Reborn