Children living in the slums outside Nairobi

Kukua Pamoja day of dance

On December 14 the Moving Centre is generously donating it's space to host a day of dance for the Nelson-Nairobi initiative, Kukua Pamoja.

On December 14 the Moving Centre is generously donating it’s space to host a day of dance for the Nelson-Nairobi initiative, Kukua Pamoja.

The community is invited to take part in four fundraising dance classes: Global Rhythms by Erin Thomson (11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), Bellyfit taught by Heather Holdener (12:45 to 1:45 p.m.), Nia by Krissi Burkhardt (2 to 3 p.m.), and Bellyfit flow by Heather Holdener (3:15 to 4:15 p.m.). The entry fee is $10 per class of $25 for the full day. There will be a concession with snacks and treats. All proceeds go to Kukua Pamoja.

Kukua Pamoja is a Nelson-based project operating in the slums outside Nairobi, Kenya, that offers recreational programs such as dance, music, yoga, acrobatics and art, as well as preventative health educational workshops to children and youth who reside in the ghetto. These programs are crucial in helping provide opportunity, resource, community and joy to children and youth who face complex challenges such as unrelenting poverty, crime, violence, gangs, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS.

For more details about the dance event see the Facebook listing here or contact Jamie at jamiemakena@gmail.com.