Rift Valley Children’s Village
Rift Valley Children’s Village is home to 70 orphaned children from newborn to 17. Â Finding creative activities for children in a wide age range is tricky under any circumstances, particularly when we only had one day to bring all of the children together for fun.
The GoodMakers Street Team hosted a ‘Rec Day’ which was designed to entertain and engage all of the children and culminate in an end of day showcase. Â The older kids really loved the DJ Boot Camp, and all of the children, including the volunteers and ‘house mama’s,’ enjoyed the dance workshop, which included a choreographed routine to the Kenyan pop song, ‘ African Child.’ Â A soccer tournament was also held, which many of the younger children enjoyed immensely.
GoodMakers filmed the entire Rec Day experience, including filming ‘a day in the life’ of’ a young boy whom we had filmed the previous year. Â It was inspiring to learn about how he came through an incredibly difficult past to where he is now- a happy, bright and well adjusted young man who credits his life and future to RVCV and the visionary founder India Howell. Without her, this young man might not be alive today.