Create wonderful, colourful Kenyan birds in this fundraiser for Little Ray of Hope Learning Centre. We will create textured backgrounds with acrylic paint, transfer our bird image onto our background, then paint using an array of bright colours. We’ll finish by using sharpie pens to add pattern!
$15 from each registration of this fundraiser is going towards building a new school in a desperately needed neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya. This project is being spearheaded by Kelsey & Jeremy, a Comox Valley based couple running a project through a Vancouver Island-based Registered Charity – InnovativeCommunities.org Foundation. Join us to create an African-themed painting of your own while supporting a great cause.
There will be some tasty Mandazi’s (Kenyan doughnuts) and Chai for you to try out, as well as some authentic Kenyan crafts for sale.
Saturday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
What is included:
All supplies are included. That means you just show up!
Who is this class for:
Designed for adults with any level of experience.
What to bring:
We have some aprons, but wear clothes that can withstand the elements (i.e. glue, paint, etc.) of a fun, creative art studio. Nothing else is required. Feel free to bring your own beverages.
Other things you should know:
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled start time.
About the Little Ray of Hope Learning Center:
“It is our goal to provide education and the means required to be successful to those who cannot ordinarily access them. We work with a school in Kawangware, Kenya which provides educational, social, health, and nutritional services to children residing in the slum. It is our aim to give the children accessing the school a better opportunity than they would otherwise have. Many of the children are orphaned, therefor being cared for by grandparents, other relatives, or family friends. We hope not only to provide the children with more opportunities but also relieve their caregivers from some of their financial and emotional stress.”
About The Project:
The slum of Kawangware is the second largest slum in Kenya, located in Greater Nairobi, approximately 15 km west of the Nairobi City Center. In the last Kenyan census, completed in 2009, there were a reported 133,286 people living in the slum. An estimated 65% of the population are children and approximately 30,000 children in the area are homeless.
Most of the people in the community do not have the funds to leave the community, or to advance their education or their children’s education. With most individuals in the community making less than $1 USD a day and rent starting around $30 USD a month, there is not near enough money to meet the price of approximately $40 USD a month per child to attend school. The Kawangware Scholarship program’s primary aim is to advance education in the area and provide funding and scholarships that will enable children to attend school.
Each scholarship includes school fees, school supplies, transportation, uniforms, and meals while at school. In addition, students have access to the services at the Little Ray of Hope Learning Center, including a preventative health project (i.e. mosquito nets), food hampers for the families when there are school breaks, and a study place on weekends.
- April 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm