Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Congratulations Charity.

On November 2nd 2018 I attended Karatina University in Kagochi, Kenya for the 6th Graduation ceremony in support of Charity Kathure.
This project has supported Charity since 2014 when I met her at Pepo la tumaini in Isiolo. Back then she was mainly doing housework with no chance of attending university due to her financial situation.
I managed to raise enough money to pay her fees and living costs whilst studying and mentored her throughout the course of her studies.
It's amazing to see Charity achieve her dream and go forward in life with a degree in criminology and social sciences under her belt.
Anything is possible in this world with hard work and dedication.
Congratulations to all the students at Karatina university and good luck in the future.
You can see Charity's story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwb-JBQrPiM
 Charity in 2014 
 Charity in 2018.....fully graduated

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ponte City Kids

Today we visited Dlala nje, an organisation that works with young people who live in Ponte Tower in Hillbrow Johannesburg.
This building is one of the most prominent in the city and has a rich history as it was previously hijacked. Today it is managed by Trafalgar Housing in the city.

The young people focused on creating images for t shirts and using imagery like African masks and an image of Ponte tower which we painted onto the shirts.

Thanks to our host Gill and zet and all those who took part.

Video is......here.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnmfNl9ihs8

Kanif, Yugen Blakrok and Thabs

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

@streetlight schools. Jeppe Primary school. Johannesburg

Today pupils at Jeppe Primary school took part in the rapid fire T shirt session.
The aim was to create a design for a t shirt and finish it within a hour. Pupils worked in pairs to come up with ideas and concepts for their shirts.

We also looked at the work of @lovepusher and talked about The Hall Of Fame in Stockwell park estate, London and how artists from all over the world come to paint there and the importance of space for artists to express themselves.

Thanks to the staff and Pupils at Jeppe Primary school for their excellent work.
Video here.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5iE5bN1Lis