Inverted Arts is honored to partner with the Kariobangi Children’s Home to offer the NURTURING SKILLS PROGRAM for their students!
Kariobangi Director Rodgers Ade writes, “This is a program aimed at nurturing the artistic skills of the children living at the orphanage. The age bracket is 8 to 17 years. The areas of focus are music, visual art and knitting led by volunteer trainers who each receive a small stipend. The learning started in July 2021 and it’s hoped that by end of this year, they will be able to handle better drawings, knitting especially bed rags and in music. Each class have a minimum of 8 from the beginning but the number is bound to increase with more children showing interest. Lessons are only conducted during the weekends only.”
The Kariobangi Children’s Home was started in 1997 to care for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV AIDS. It now caters to over 100 boys and girls from the age of four upwards. While in the home children enjoy a well-balanced diet (3 meals a day), shelter, education, and every child has their own bed and bedding and personal items.The home is part of a church-based project called Outreach Community Centre in the Mathare Valley.