Preparations for dance show

As mentioned in the Wednesday post this week the dance team here at Wale Eale has several big outreach performances coming up; the first ones are tomorrow. The preparations for this type of performance are many and demanding. For the past weeks the team has rehearsed the dances and plays for between one and three [...]

Holiday outreach show

The Wale Wale dance program main purpose is to let young people from Kibera ages between 7-25 years explore and develop their talents in dance. Also use dance as a way to highlight, bring awareness about and discuss different social questions and issues in Kibera as well as in other places in Nairobi and Kenya. [...]

Out Talk Nation

A new project has started at Wale Wale Kenya: Out talk Nation. The aim of this project is to give voice to the many different existences, that live together in the slums. Two of our own youths, Don and Steven, from Wale Wale go out into the slum, where they themselves live their daily lives, [...]

Meet the youth – Omentality

My names are GEOFREY OMENTA also known as OMENTALITY. I am a rapper a dancer and also a music producer at Wale Wale Kenya which is a youth centre based in Ayany, Kibera. I myself joined the centre in 2013 and since then I have been part of the family, and I would love to [...]

A normal day at Wale Wale

“Petter, the keys..!? Thanks, see you in a bit.” The people on cleaning duty for the day pick up the keys and open the center around 08:30 in the morning and mop the floors before the rest arrive at 09:00. Every morning starts with a short meeting, where everyone describes their plans for the day, [...]

Wale Wale Art Program

This Saturday, Wale Wale Kenya kicked off yet another project within Wale Wale Youth Center. This time its Jacob Kokoyo, Wale Wales great artist, who have started art classes for our younger members as well as other children around Kibera with the hope that the y will become new members. The will be ongoing starting off [...]

Academic follow-up program

For a long time it has been our dream to enhance the educational side of Wale Wale Kenya. Last week that became a reality with our members in primary schools as the main beneficiaries. The new academic follow-up program is aimed to help our youngest members to excel in their studies in primary school. To [...]

CFK Fairplay Cup!

This Saturday Wale FC: s u12 team participated in their first real tournament – the Fairplay Cup organized by Corolina for Kibera. We went there with only the expectations to have fun and get some experience. However, after a tremendous effort by our boys, we won with 4-1 and are through to the next round. [...]

Performing at Ushirika

This Saturday the dance group had a big performance at the Ushirika Day Celebration. Early in the morning everyone went by bus to Uhuru Park, and soon after we arrived the show began. Of the 15 groups auditioning the weekend before only five performed at the celebrations and Wale Wale was honored to have been [...]

Big football dreams

This week we launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Wale Wale FC. The campaign is carried out through facebook, so you can go to the facebook page and click on the fundraising event. On the event you can also see the details on how to help out. Wale Wale FC was started [...]

Succesful audition

Saturday started early for the Wale Wale dance group. They had an audition in town for an upcoming celebration called Ushirika. We all went by bus, and Jacob the oldest member of the group was in charge of the big group of eager dancers. After registration everyone sat in the shadow and looked at the [...]