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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wale Wale Dancers

Here at Wale Wale we have a very active dance group. The group has several weekly practices where all the dancer – from the youngest to the oldest – gather and dance together. They dance for fun, but also as practice for upcoming performances, auditions and outreaches. This week the focus is on dancing every [...]

The studio campaign

Until recently Wale Wale Kenya has headed a crowd funding campaign on Indigogo to raise money for the much needed studio. The youths here, as you may know, loves singing and dancing, and a studio is where the former can be put into reality and shared with world. Together our donors have raised 270.000 Kenyan [...]