A ballet school in the Kibera slum (Kenya)

KIBERA – Working in the slum of Nairobi (Kenya)

 

In August 2019, Pier Giorgio Regazzo and Catherine Habasque traveled to Nairobi to work with and support the young ballet dancers of the Project Elimu from Mike Wamaya in the Kibera slum

It has been and emotional and deep experience that some of you have followed through our posts on Instagram and Facebook.

The discovery of the living conditions in the slum has been life-changing and the strength and kindness of the people and the kids we worked with far above our expectations.

Work & Future of the project

  • We worked with about 200 children every day, giving separated ballet training to young girls and boys

  • We rehearsed intensively with thirty of them, going deep into the discipline, the precision and the sense of responsibility for oneself and the others dance requires, and we created a short piece for them to use to raise funds for the center and the ballet classes. The children chose themselves the name of the piece: „Finding the Future“. The video can be seen here https://youtu.be/Fib1Xwz4U-c

  • In the context of our program for talented children, we started supporting financially the gifted 12 year old Eugene to pursue his growth in Ballet outside of the slum and join the Dance Center Kenya ballet school in central Nairobi. We are following him and will help him realize his dream of becoming a Ballet Dancer.

We are planning to go back to Kibera and develop the work with this beautiful and life-changing project for the children of the slums.

The numerous pictures bellow can be a little longer to charge, thank you for your patience. Those pictures were taken mostly by Catherine Habasque and Piergiorgio Regazzo, the close portraits of the children have been taken by the kids themselves

The numerous pictures bellow can be a little longer to charge, thank you for your patience. Those pictures were taken mostly by Catherine Habasque and Piergiorgio Regazzo, the close portraits of the children have been taken by the kids themselves

IN THE STUDIO

EUGENE

Eugene is talented, clever, respectful and passionate. We believe in him. If you wish to support him as well, you can click on the button bellow.

Eugene in Kibera

Eugene in Dance Center Kenya

KIBERA