The idea of organizing something completely different from school for the children in the informal settlements of Nairobi, namely a dance course, was born during a visit by our Nyendo-Family-Members to Kenya in autumn 2022.
We contacted THE DANCE FACTORY KENYA and succeeded in implementing the dance project at Kangemi Youth Center Primary School from February to June 2023. Thirty pupils were able to realize their dream of learning to dance and were taught various dance elements by dance coach, choreographer and performer Ndolo. Under Ndolo’s guidance, the children learned a trendy dance to Amapiano, a popular music from South Africa. According to him, dancing strengthens the children’s self-confidence and social health. The children’s creativity is encouraged and they get the chance to show off their skills in front of others