We are glad to partake in the #awordtothewiseartproject by Obu Lamu starting 3/12/2022 for 8 months. An art project conceptualized to inspire future generations by addressing contemporary issues affecting children in the Kenyan context through artistic expressions of their history and heritage with exposure to diverse cultures and perspectives across the globe to highlight the importance of self-development, cultural appreciation, and social justice.
Obu Lamu officially launched their second art project known as ‘A Word to the Wise’ on the 3rd of December 2022. The project will explore certain contemporary issues affecting children in Kenya over 8 months in four different children’s homes/community centers. An art project by creatives, educators, and therapists to explore issues affecting children in Kenya by examining our past, present, and future as a society with regard to:
- Children abandonment.
- Mental and physical health.
- Violence in homes and schools.
- Parental roles and responsibility.
Beneficiaries of The Art drive project – Obu Lamu
In line with the #awordtothewiseartproject project are the beneficiaries:
- Liberty children’s home (Mlolongo).
- Soweto Youth Initiative (Kahawa West).
- Fountain of grace rescue centre (Githurai).
- Embu children’s home.
“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.”Nelson Mandela.
Children are likely to live up to what we believe of them. Often at times, we worry about what they will become tomorrow, yet we forget they are somebody today. Children are more than what we think they are. Their dreams today will become the realities of tomorrow. It is in serving the best interests of children that we serve the best interests of all humanity.