- Meet some of the best Nairobi artists
- See some great art from bags, bowls, paintings, shoes to jewellery
- Hear the local stories along the way
- Get a peek into life in one of Africa's largest informal settlements
- Support the local people at the same time
- Duration: 3 hours
THIS EXPERIENCE IS CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH ACTIONAID (an international NGO active in 45 countries).
Hi, we are Benjamin, Lucas,Grace, Richie, Prudence and Rigan and we are born and raised in Kibera. Kibera is the biggest informal settlement (slum) in East and Central Africa with a population of about 1.2 million people. We would like to showcase a different side of an informal settlement and share stories of positivity and empowerment.
Our exploring mission begins at Nakumatt Prestige. (It’s a supermarket on Ngong Road, Near Kibera). We will then head towards an Art center called ‘Uweza Arts and Galleries.’ Here, you will be able to have a glance at the real artistic talents from paintings, drawings and cool graffiti work done by kids of the largest informal settlement in Africa, Kibera. You will not only see the amazing creativity, but you also get a good impression of life in this area.
After the art gallery, we will visit some artists that make bags and bowls. Another company we will visit is Reafric. They make nice shoes from recycled waste material.
If you get hungry in the meantime we can let you taste some Kenyan specialties like mandazi or chapatti.
Further along the way, we will visit Power Women who make a wide variety of beadworks. You will have a chance to experience the bead-making process and you are highly encouraged to take part if interested.
We then will proceed to an entrepreneurial organization that recycles animal bones to make bracelets, earrings, bottle openers, and much more!
Starting time: 10 am
Meeting point: Kibarani School for the Deaf
- Local guide
- Personal expenses