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Loving and serving our community

March 3, 2013

Last Saturday, 23 February, we organised our first community event of the year! In partnership with the Nuru Centre, the event is an initiative to reach out and engage our neighbours and our community, to introduce fun and meaningful activites for a good cause. All proceeds from the 2 workshops were donated to the Nuru Centre, a centre that employs physically disabled individuals to create a range of crafts, largely including paperbead jewellery items.

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Though we were excited to organize the paper bead jewellery workshop, we were equally nervous doing it in a foreign land. Not knowing anyone and not knowing whether there was a demand for it. Once we settled on the date, we had almost two and a half weeks to prepare and we worked tirelessly late at night, coming up with the content and design, meeting people and liaising with Bibi Veronica, the Nuru Centre and everyone else involved.

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There were challenges faced, definitely, but we had a lot of support from many kind people that we spoke or emailed to. Till the very last moment,  the registration rate was still slow but when it came to “D-day”, there were many walk-ins and it was a lively and bustling affair!

Bibi Veronica  and the Nuru Centre ladies were very organized and it was really great that they could share their skills with the participants. Many people were very curious to see the ladies at work and purchased their handicrafts. It certainly boosted their confidence to conduct more workshops for the community.

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At Wamama Kahawa, it is our joy and desire to forge meaningful partnerships and serve the community through events such as these. If you wish to receive updates or have an idea or are from an organisation which wishes to partner with us, email us at wamamakahawa@gmail.com!

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