Now Inviting Awakeneers!
Inviting awesome, inspired Awakeneers to join Girls Shift Africa in Mombasa, Kenya for Awesome Girls Shift Africa 2013: a 10-day theater-based confidence building and storytelling workshop. The dates are July 19-28, 2013. If you are an artist, educator, community leader—or other breed of awesomepreneur—who would like to share your love, gifts, talents, and experiences with us in Kenya this summer, we want to hear from you. Please complete the following application and return it to Naraya Urban-Winterfeldt at YOUthShiftAfrica@gmail.com by March 1, 2013 at the latest.
Mombasa, Kenya: Workshop to be held at Tudor Primary School
July 19-21: Orientation and team building
July 22-26: Drama workshop and community performance
July 27-28: Post-performance review and workshop conclusion
Fei-zy Waringa, founder of Girls Shift Africa
Naraya Urban-Winterfeldt, mentor and founder of YOUth Shift Africa & Girls Shift Africa
Rachael Kay Albers, workshop facilitator and theater artist
Bring together a group of Girls Shift Africa grassroots community leaders, as well as talented Awakeneers from around the world, to facilitate a theater-based creative problem solving workshop with primary school girls age 11-15 at the Tudor Primary School. The workshop’s goal is to use art and drama to discover and explore solutions to every day issues experienced in the girls’ lives, homes, and communities.
This workshop aims to introduce new methods for raising community awareness around issues such as gender violence, discrimination, sexual rights, body image etc—using theater and storytelling to encourage participants to take an active role in shaping their lives and their communities . At the same time, the Girls Shift Africa team will learn essential leadership and organizing techniques, so they can continue to integrate arts and theater-based strategies in their future work with girls and young women in Kenya.
How Much Does It Cost:
Your airfare and transportation to Mombasa, visa, health and other associated expenses + approximately $300 ($30/day) for accommodations, food, and local transport. We also ask that each Awakeneer pledges a specific fundraising goal to be determined in communication with Naraya and Fei-zy to help Girls Shift Africa grow and expand.