More news from my friend Ken Owino. Copied here for the techie aspect (because they are using a videobridge) and the people aspect (a Kenya - Lithuania collaboration) - and also because anything that Ken does is worth knowing about.
I would like to bring to your attention a video bridge event organised by the NGO “Cultureartfact” in Lithuania and “NAFSI Africa Acrobats” in Kenya.
The video conference and concert “Afrik@LT2009” will be on the 21st March 2009, 3pm at “Little rock” in Kibera,( Lemule Road Olympic Estate, Kibera P.O.Box 21319, 00505) all the details about this international event you can find on the website:
This video conference and a concert which will be transmitted live on the web: www.internettv.lt and will help deaf children and the children with hearing disabilities from both countries (Lithuania and Kenya) make friends and explore the other culture far from their own world.
Using sign language, the children will exchange their questions and knowledge about the two countries Kenya and Lithuania , exchange their culture program.
Kenyan participants will have a possibility to watch a unique percussion show performed by Lithuanian deaf children group; in exchange “Kivuli” Centre Acrobats will show their acrobatics and percussion show.
To specify this event we are using the Kibera deaf school “Little rock” slogan “Help turn a scar into a star”. and will be raising the awareness of the famine in Kenya to help children from the school like “Little rock” in Kibera and others to improve their living and schooling standards.
This will be a fund raising event in Lithuania ; already confirmed that this event in Lithuania will have a Red Cross representative.
I hope you can Log on to www.internettv.lt on 21st March to share with us this important event.
Thank you for your attention.
Nafsi Africa Acrobats