The project allowed children and youths from Teso district, the Emuhaya constituency and the Chamasiri settlement to participate in the Teso Festival and in music, song and dance competitions between primary and secondary schools. They received a complete musical education, explored and contributed to safeguard their traditional and cultural heritage in view of overcoming barriers between communities. In addition, performing live boosted their self-confidence.
- 50 students and 3 teachers from 1 primary school (Kakemer);
- 30 students and 2 teachers from one secondary school (International Village School);
- Students (ages 8 to 15) and 1 teacher from 3 primary schools (Kakemer, St. Luke’s Special School and Ataba Oburi);
- 1 student enrolled in the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts in Nairobi.
From 2014 and 2016, Fondation Alta Mane supported the participation of children and youths of the Kakemer primary school and the International Village secondary School in the annual Teso Cultural Festival and in music, song and dance competitions among the primary and secondary schools of the Teso district. The Foundation also supported art classes in 3 primary schools of the same district: Kakemer, St. Luke’s Special School and Ataba Oburi.
Between 2011 and 2014, Fondation Alta Mane supported the International Village School music department, opened in Eichichibulu (Vihiga county) in 2008, to provide education to orphans and teach them music, poetry and dance. During the same time, the Foundation supported the music and poetry classes offered by the Kakemer primary school (Teso district).
ConnectSwiss is a Swiss NGO engaged in fundraising for development projects in Kenya.