Wanna be a STAR?

27 02 2010

Strong. Trustworthy. Able to do Anything. Respectful and Respected. That’s who we are… the STARgirls of Inspiration Centre, living up to the true meaning of our name! We meet on Saturday afternoons to talk. Yes, girl talk. Sometimes, if we must, we allow the other gender to join… but usually it’s just us, in the glory of our femininity, discussing beauty, relationships, self-esteem, education, goals, our struggles, our community, our bodies, our hair, and yes, of course… boys. It’s a positive place for preteen and teenage girls, and a safe environment for us to live out our God given identities as females. The journey from girlhood to womanhood is rough, so why not make it fun? Why not celebrate who we are? Why not make the journey beautiful? And so, we strive to educate ourselves, influence our neighborhood, change our world… and of course… look good while we do it too. STARgirls… that’s who we are!

Some of the STARS: Jaime, Valentine, and Jemima

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Young Talent

22 02 2010

Inspiration Center hosted a week-long camp in November put on by Build-A-Bridge (an American non-profit that seeks to teach peace through art). Among the activities was a photography class. Here are some of the stunning photos of Mathare taken by our kids:





Asante Sana!

22 02 2010

Just a little note to say thank you to Judith Brison, who just committed to sending two of our girls (Mary and Molly) to primary school for the whole year. “Asante” to all our generous supporters who are helping us realize our goals of changing the lives of children and youth in Mathare.

There are plenty more kids who are struggling to pay for school fees this year. We can’t stress the importance of a good education for our kids, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come free here in Kenya. If you would like to help out, please contact Moses for more details (boyyee20us@yahoo.com).

Mary (in the checkered dress)

Molly (with the microphone)





Welcome!

14 02 2010

Welcome to the all new Inspiration Center blog! We hope this site will help keep you connected to what we’re doing here in Mathare. The blog is a work in progress, so we apologize for any glitches or gaps in information. Keep coming back since we hope to update the site every few weeks.








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