Nafsi Africa Acrobats
Nafsi Africa Acrobats is a group of contemporary and socially involved artists who despite a lack of education and missing economic resources could manage to defy all adversities and to achieve a positive change in society. They are not just determined to improve the wellbeing as artists but they also think systematically about how they can improve the life of the community. They strongly believe that a profound social change is possible. They have passion, talent, strong concepts and are anxious to learn and to grow. They believe that there is a great scope for them to trigger social changes.
Millions of children in Kenia live on the street as exploited workers and are confronted with many troubles like substance abuse, abandonment, sexual abuse and unsocial activities. Many of them have no access to education. With their programme Nafsi Africa Acrobats want to give these children some enjoyment of life and perspectives for the future. The project offers an artistic training programme in the impoverished areas of Nairobi. The trainers give weekly training sessions in the streets and schools of these areas in acrobatics, painting, dance and yoga.
Challenges for the project are a lack of educational resources in schools and the difficulties that children face daily because of that. Nafsi Africa Acrobats view its task in working continuously to improve the lives of the children and their communities through the use of art and other associated programmes/projects.
THE WEATHER FORECAST
The weather forecast is an enchanting artistic performance motivated by the thrilling effects climate change poses to human life. The performance uses art in different aspects e.g comedy, acrobatics and dance to showcase and highlight the effects of climate change in Kenya. It is an educational and comprehensive play that equips the audience with knowledge of climate change and mitigation measures as well as giving them the opportunity to be part of the solution towards sustainable living.
The performance is around 45 minutes long and the spectators are invited to a subsequent conversation.