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Video of Lavender and her Friends Discussing Their Assistance to Kenyans for Kenya

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, News, Newsletter, Our Projects, Our Work, Uncategorized

(from left to right: Lavender, Alice,...

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Lavender’s Letter to GoodMakers

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, News, Newsletter, Our Projects, Our Work, Update From Rehema!: Lavender

To all the GoodMakers I thank you so much all of you and I say this from the bottom of my heart. Thank you again and again. You have helped me know more things which I did not know before. GoodMakers, you have really shown me light. I was a poor girl with no background but now I know who I am. I promise you all that the things you have shown me will be true. I too will show others and create my society to be a better place to live. Thank you so much all the GoodMakers. Continue with the same spirit and help young people who have no better future across the world. Written by...

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Lavender’s Speech

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, News, Newsletter, Our Projects, Our Work, Update From Rehema!: Lavender

“We youths have something to tell the community, but nobody listens to us. There is nobody to give attention that we need to be given. We want to speak out about what we have in our hearts, but the world tells us to keep quiet and that makes nobody listen to our story, with nobody to support us. But being born in a poor environment or family does not mean that we too are poor. If we really stand up and say no to drugs and yes to Education, we can really change this place to be a better place to live in, where people can understand each other. If I can be given the opportunity to speak out, I can speak a lot of things in my heart. I feel very bad about young people misusing their lives...

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Lavender’s Story

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, News, Newsletter, Our Projects, Our Work, Update From Rehema!: Lavender

  Lavender is a 14 year old girl from Rehema Orphanage and Children’s School, located in the Korogocho slum in Nairobi. We met Lavender when we held 2 weeks of intensive Creative Arts workshops during August 2011 that were lead by the GoodMakers Street Team and benefited Flying Kites Global, an NGO that provides support and resources to children’s homes located in Nairobi and outlying areas. Lavender quickly stood out as someone who transcended her bleak environment and it was clear that Lavender had bigger plans for herself and her community. Lavender and three of her school mates organized the sale of chickens from the home’s chicken coop, which helped to raise funds for her fellow starving Kenyans. This effort caught the interest of local media and Lavender was invited to make a speech at the ‘Kenyans for Kenya’...

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Women’s Global Empowerment Fund

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, News, Newsletter, Our Films - International, Our Work, Recent Work :, Uganda

Women’s Global Empowerment Fund provides critical loans, education and resources to women in post-conflict northern Uganda who are rebuilding their lives after horrific ordeals.

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Rift Valley Children’s Village

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, GM Street Team, International, Kenya, News, Newsletter, Our Work, Uncategorized

Challenge Rift Valley Children’s Village is home to 70 orphaned children from newborn to 17.  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. Solution 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.  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.’  A soccer tournament was also held, which many of the younger children enjoyed immensely. Impact GoodMakers filmed the entire Rec Day experience, including filming ‘a day in the...

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