Nafsi Africa is a Community Based Organization (CBO) in Nairobi Kenya composed of contemporary social artists from around the slums of Nairobi. Nafsi’ is a Swahili word for soul.
The organization uses arts (music, acrobatics, circus, dance, yoga, percussion, theater, crafts and visual arts) to mobilize and reach out to the underprivileged children and young people providing them with an avenue for expression, social dialogue, self awareness in the Community.
Nafsi runs consistent training sessions for children in different regions of the city in Kariobangi, Babadogo, Kibera, Dagoretti and Kivuli centers. The team below holds classes every week with the children despite occasional challenges of sustainable resources to keep this going. This involves traveling from their areas of residence to these centers where the children are usually waiting. You can support this program by sponsoring a specific trainer/center. In this way, you can also subscribe and follow up on the progress of the center.
Arts and Culture for a Sustainable Africa
Utilize contemporary approaches in arts and culture to address pressing social issues affecting the young people in Kenya
MEET THE TEAM
Nafsi manages to get to work done through a very dedicated team of artists who come from the slums of Nairobi thus connecting efficiently with the children. Together they facilitate 7 sessions per week reaching out to a total of 390 children and young people per week.
Percussion and music coach at Kivuli center
Dance coach at Dagoretti and St. Christine school in Kibera.
Skilled dancer now transitioned into finance and administration.
Dance and percussion coach in Kariobangi North center.
Dance coach at Babadogo and Glad Kids centers.
Dancers and a dance coach at Babadogo and Kariobangi KCC.
Gymnastics teacher and leads activities in Babadogo and KCC.
Experienced TOT and also one of the founders.
Percussionist and now one of our music teachers in Dagoretti.
Trainer for Babadogo, St. Christine & Glad Kids, Dagoretti.
Music coach at Glad Kids center in Dagoretti.
Acrobatics trainer for KCC
Fantastic personality and loved by everyone.
Winnies is our volunteer helping with social media management.
Percussionist with lots of skill volunteered in Nafsi for one year in 2022.
Volunteer helping with activities and administrative work at the office.
Media personality and a mentor for Nafsi's Tangaza Project.
Sound and band coaching
Photography & film expert
MEET THE BOARD
Fr. Renata S. Kizito
Maren A. Ouma
Kevin B. O. Omolo