An Oasis of Talent in the Mire of Mathare Valley

Mathare Community Outreach The Saturday program at Mathare Community Outreach begins by focusing on the spiritual development of the children. It starts with devotions and worship and is followed by 30 minutes of small group Bible study.

For the children who have accepted Christ as their Savior, the center staff conduct a discipleship class which occurs during the Bible study.

In addition to the spiritual development of the children, the center has programs to address the physical, social and economic needs of the children.

The key factor in creating a stable economic future for the children is education; education is the key.

But beyond focusing on excellence in school, the center staff help identify and develop the talents of the children, musically and artistically, so they have even greater opportunities to succeed.

The center has a cooking program, choir and music program and drama team and works with the children to develop their public speaking abilities.

Here’s a sample of what the kids are producing.

You can also view the Mathare Community Outreach song on Vimeo.

You can also view the Mathare Community Outreach skit on Vimeo.

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  1. christa koki June 16, 2011

    Indeed adhie e dala malo…great number by tha children….

  2. .Godwin March 2, 2011

    What an awesome song!Keep it up

  3. faith kavata February 21, 2011

    hi i felt like crying once i found this website i have l have searched for the song and am glad i found it. its a real blessing .thanks for the good work you are doing for believing in these children and giving them hope God bless you abudantly

  4. Charity N. April 7, 2010

    Thank you so much! It is absolutely beautiful!

  5. Mike April 2, 2010

    I do love the artwork. Nice job kids. I love to hear stories like this when outreach centers really make a difference.

  6. Anna Forrester March 30, 2010

    What a beautiful song and what beautiful voices! I just sponsored a child in Kenya and I went searching for information about where she lives. Thank you for sharing this moving video. It is so good to hear the pure voices and connect them with the pictures that I’ve received. It helps me to get the connection with my child’s home. Thank you for the good work!

  7. Chris Giovagnoni March 17, 2010

    Charity,

    The song is called Adhi e Dala Malo, which means Am Going Home on High.

    It’s sung in the language of the Luo people.

    Adhi e dala malo
    Am going home on high

    Dala gi yesu Ruodha
    The home of Christ my Lord

    Dala mar auma
    The home of splendour

    Tinga malo adhi anee dala
    Lift me up, so I may see my home

    Neuru achako achako wuoth madhi ka wuonwa
    I have began, began this journey to the father

    Gimaneno ndalo mabiro piny ni rumo
    I realise that this world is soon ending

    Neuru achako achako wuoth ma dhi ka wuonwa
    See I have began this journey to the father

    Gimaneno ndalo mabiro piny dong’ gunda
    I realize this world will soon be uninhabited

    Adhi e dala malo
    Am going home on high

    Dala gi yesu Ruodha
    The home of Christ my Lord

    Dala mar auma
    The home of splendour

    Tinga malo adhi anee dala
    Lift me up, so I may see my home

    Tinga malo tinga
    Lift me up lift me

    Tinga malo tinga
    Lift me up lift me

    Tinga malo tinga
    Lift me up lift me

    Tera adhi anee dala
    Take me to see home

    Wach ni awinjo
    I hear this message

    Wach no aneno komaka gi wuoro
    This message feels me with awe

    Omaka gi wuoro
    Feels me with awe

    Gimaneno ndalo mabiro piny ni rumo
    I perceive this world is ending soon

    Wach ni awinjo
    I hear this message

    Wach ni aneno komaka gi wuoro
    This message feels me with awe

    Gimaneno ndalo mabiro piny dong’ gunda
    I realize this world will soon be uninhabited

  8. Charity N. March 15, 2010

    Is it possible for you to post the lyrics to that absolutely beautiful song? Thanks!!

  9. Catherine March 10, 2010

    Beautiful song to hear, love the pictures and blessed to see the childrens talent.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Lindy March 10, 2010

    Thank you so much for posting these wonderful examples of the children’s and young peoples’ talent! I keep coming back to see and hear them again! We sponsor a child in one of the other Mathare projects, and these posts will most likely be the closest we will ever come to visiting there. I have been sitting here at my computer, crying!

  11. Juli Jarvis March 10, 2010

    This artwork is wonderful! Thank you so much for the excellent posts this week — from the whole group — I’ve enjoyed every single one. This has made a big impact on me.

  12. Amy Wallace March 9, 2010

    What a talented group of kids!

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