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Café UBUNTU, a project of CTC International, which is an incubator of social enterprise empowering people to do amazing things-, is teaming up with Tree House Media, a film production and talent management company to bring “UBUNTU Fireplace”.
What: “UBUNTU Fireplace” is an artistic showcase of local Kenyan talent, which draws upon the historical centerpiece of fire-based storytelling, music and dance. It is set against the backdrop of Café UBUNTU, a place based farm-to-table project of CTC International in Maai Mahiu, and contributes to growing community through local art, local food, and social enterprise.
Why: Through the Fireplace initiative, we seek to inject a cultural consciousness into this region. To effectively induce this consciousness and move this vision toward success, we must turn to the concept of UBUNTU, “I am because we are”. The event will be hosted by the power team NAZIZI and WYRE. This will indeed be an appropriate and strategic platform to analyze our cultural inadequacies as pertains to community service and social integration, thereby forging forthright measures to counter these shortcomings.
With the money raised from each event, we will not only be supporting local talent and local business, but will also be donating a portion of funds each month to a specific program of CTC International. All proceeds from May will go towards supporting the Malaika Mums and Malaika Kids program. These Malaika Mums all have one thing in common- they each have a child with special needs. These children are all enrolled in our school where they receive various therapy treatments and learning opportunities. Thus, the women come together to earn income for their families, support the education of their children, and support each other, while making products that improve the environment.
Book Discussion: Kizza Besigye & Uganda’s unfinished Revolution, May 12 2015 @ IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Date: May 12, 2015
Venue: IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Daniel K. Kalinaki’s Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s unfinished revolution, DominantSeven Publishers – 2014
With : Daniel Kalinaki, Pauline Bernard, Dr.Joshua Rubongoya & Dr. Musambayi Katumanga.
“[R]enowned journalist Daniel Kalinaki’s book, Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution […] charts the journey of Besigye starting from his childhood in Rukungiri to working alongside Museveni against the Obote ‘regime’ and finally, to leading an opposition movement.
The backdrop to the story is a Uganda re-emerging from decades of abuse by tyrants of yester-year. Kalinaki provides a concise account of the history of the country and interwoven into it are the stories of Besigye, Museveni and their respective parties and causes. This perhaps is where the book triumphs. In one volume the reader gains an insight into Besigye the man, the evolution of Uganda and the sins and successes of a government which has possibly outstayed its welcome.
In recent years, Besigye has often made headlines for his acts of rebellion, his inability to be silenced and refusal to stand down. The book goes into detail offering accounts of every beating, imprisonment and act of injustice forced upon him by the powers that be. In the midst of this he becomes a husband and a father, and one cannot help but think that this is what he sacrifices in order to continue with his quest for success. Years are spent in exile, away from his family and home; was it for personal glory or an act so altruistic as being for the good of the nation?
While this story is told through accounts provided by Besigye, his wife Winnie and many others that have fought by his side and against him, Kalinaki makes a concerted effort to shed light upon the huge differences between the Museveni of 1986 and the Museveni of 2016”.
Placemaking in Nairobi II – New strategies for Nairobi’s Public Place, May 8 2015 @ Bomb Blast Memorial Park
Interested in exploring how to transform public spaces into pleasant, welcoming and interactive places, contributing on how to up-scale and replicate small scale public spaces improvement initiatives, and shaping the citywide vision for public places? Then join us as we take this conversation a notch higher.
This will be the climax of a Placemaking Design Lab which runs from May 4th-8th. At the Lab, 3 international and local expert teams will be challenged to develop placemaking strategies for 3 public spaces in the following areas: the city centre, a residential neighbourhood – Dandora and an informal settlement – Korogocho.
The Lab is part of the ‘Making Cities Together’ project – a year-long international knowledge exchange & platform about Placemaking & Public Spaces.
1. Introduction by the MCT Project partners
2. Short intervention about Nairobi’s public spaces and the Lab’s contribution
3. Presentation of Placemaking Strategies by the teams
4. Selection of the winning concept
The project is initiated by the International New Town Institute, the International Federation of Housing and Planning and Placemakers in close collaboration with Nairobi City County, UN-Habitat, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, private sector, DASUDA, UoN, TU-K, Kuwa among other local stakeholders.
Out of Town/Fundraiser: to Support Car No 57 feat. DJ Mikhail Kuzi, May 9 2015 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar
All proceeds will go towards financing Car No 57.
The Rhino Charge is an annual event organized to raise funds for the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. This year the event is to be held on the 31st of May. The Rhino Charge is a Kenyan off-road event in which competitors drive between scattered check points over approximately 100 square kilometers of very rough terrain within a 10 hour period. Navigation is by compass/GPS and the winner is the competitor who visits all check points in the shortest distance (GPS measured) (www.rhinocharge.co.ke).
Brandon Barbour has been involved in the Rhino Charge for 3 years with the team of Car no 53 which was placed 3rd overall in 2014. This year he is entering in Car No 57 a 1990 Suzuki rebuilt especially for this event. Through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RhinoChargeKenya?fref=ts you will be able to follow Brandon and his team on the day.
Together with the famous DJ Mikhail Kuzi, they organize a fundraiser beach party to sponsor the car and contribute to support the Rhino Ark on Saturday 9th Mayat Forty Thieves Beach Bar, all you have to do is come to party on the beach, pay KES 500/- at the gate. All proceeds from the gate will go to the car #57.
Oloolua Resort is a beautiful place for a family outing