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An Oasis of Talent in the Mire of Mathare Valley

Posted By Web Team On March 9, 2010 @ 12:01 am In Country Trips | 12 Comments

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 [3].

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 [4] song on Vimeo.

You can also view the Mathare Community Outreach [5] skit on Vimeo.

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