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Growing from Art to Heart

“We decided as artists to go around to write murals, to spread the message of the coronavirus. We wanted to emphasise the common enemy of the virus, that people should be aware of it, they should not take this virus for granted, they should be serious,” says artist Josphat Ndemo,…
March 28, 2020
Art ProgramCOVID-19Kibera News

COVID-19 Talking Murals 2

Uweza Art Gallery artists continued their awareness campaign in Lindi and Laini Saba. We continue to remind everyone that, although we recognize the challenges in doing so for Kibera residents, the best way to prevent the spread of the virus and keep yourself and everyone around you safe is to…
March 24, 2020
Kibera News

COVID-19: Protecting Kibera

Kibera residents are particularly at risk when it comes to coronavirus because most can't afford protective supplies such as masks and sanitizers, are unable to afford to stockpile food, lack running water in their homes, and need to leave their homes every day to earn a living. In response, we…
March 23, 2020
Art ProgramCOVID-19Partnerships

COVID-19 Talking Murals

As a way of increasing awareness and educating the community, Uweza Art Gallery artists have been painting murals around Kibera with information about ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 and what to do if you are feeling unwell. We hope everyone will take the advice seriously and do their part…
March 22, 2020
COVID-19Kibera News

COVID-19 First Phase Efforts

It has been one week since Kenya announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country. Although the Kenyan government has instituted several measures aimed at slowing the spread of the disease, there has been a lot of concern about what can be done to protect communities such as…
March 21, 2020
Girls Club

Girls Club Arts and Crafts Class

In addition to life skills sessions, the members of our girls' empowerment program participate in arts and crafts activities such as beading and crochet. This gives them the opportunity to express themselves creatively and also learn valuable new skills that they can use to earn income in the future. A…
March 4, 2020
Girls Club

Taekwondo lessons are back

After a brief hiatus and in response to requests from members of our girls' empowerment club, our taekwondo lessons are back with a new teacher! He holds a black belt and has been a member of the national takewondo team. The lessons are being held two times a month after…
February 26, 2020