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KENYA: Drumming, Arts, and "Boxes of Hope"

On Saturday, March 19th, a group of young people in Mombasa, Kenya will incorporate our "Drumming in One World Beat" project with a day whose theme will be "The Touch". The day will begin at 8am, when the group will head towards the "Restoration Centre Children's Home", a home where 15-30 children reside, most of them HIV-positive. Activities for the day will include cleaning the orphanage, meal preparation and sharing, face painting, drumming, singing, dancing, and the presentation of small gifts. The centerpiece of this day will be making a difference through music and art.

The collection of art materials and other resources (called "Boxes of Hope") will take place at the KANCO office (Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium, ) in Mombasa, where one of the main event organizers, Jacqualine Kowa, works with the nonprofit WiRED International ( ), an ICTs-oriented development organization which builds health centers in nine countries, including Kenya. Besides the KANCO Community Health Information Centre, other groups involved include the Mean Machine Youth Group, Vyemani Arts Troupe, Population Services International, WOFAK (Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya), ActALIVE Arts Coalition ( ), and individual members of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA), among them Jacque Kowa and Halima Khalif, who works closely with the children of the home.

For more on this activity and to join in, please contact Jacque at or Halima at .



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