Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Uweza Community Center Launch

Last month, we held the official launch and opening of the Uweza Community Center! In attendance were over 200 Uweza staff, program participants, parents, neighbors, and community leaders. A face painter from Kibera entertained children in attendance with face painting and balloons. Children spent their time dancing, hanging out and creating drawings of their future career goals. A talented painter from Kibera donated his artwork for the event to decorate the center.

After a question and answer session and speeches from Uweza staff, the chief of the area congratulated Uweza on the good work in the community and spoke about how much the community appreciated being involved in the center's opening and being made aware of our work. He wished us luck and expressed hoped that we would get many more donations.

The event was capped off with a delicious lunch. Everyone really enjoyed the day and we are very excited to start officially using our center!

Check out more photos from the event here:

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