2013 Secondary School Scholarship Students enrol for a new year
As always, it's an amazing opportunity to be able to provide Secondary School scholarships to our students returning for another year at boarding school. Some of the students are shown here.
Art for Africa Fundraising Event, November 2012, Woolloomooloo
Art for Africa on 22 November went off with a bang. Opening with African drummers and dancers in an amazing converted warehouse, the night was set to be fantastic - and that it was!
Incredible artwork and prizes were auctioned, raffle tickets bought and won, food and drink flowed throughout the night. All this set to the music of some of Australia's finest; Jon Stevens, Amber Lawrence and John Waters.
Keep an ear out for our next event, they are a great night out for a incredible cause.
Thanks to the multitude of people who make nights like this possible and such a success.
Secondary School Scholarship recipients, February 2012
This last year saw a record number of new P8 students qualifying for and being awarded the Oasis Africa Australia Secondary School Scholarship. These 15 students add to the number of students currently on scholarship to now total 42. We are so proud of our students being able to achieve these results in such a volatile environment.
Geraldine Cox visits the School, February 2012
It was a privilege to have Geraldine Cox join our team on a trip to the school in February 2012, on her first visit to Africa. Geraldine, recognised for her incredible humanitarian work with Sunrise Children’s Villages in Cambodia, has been a part of the Oasis Africa Australia Advisory Board for a number of years. Her insight and wisdom continues to provide valuable direction to the care of the children.
Children write & draw messages to their Sponsors, February 2012
Our dedicated child sponors are the backbone to keeping OAA up and running. It's always a privilege to witness the children draw a special picture especially for their sponsor each year.
OAA Team Trip, February 2012
Ross and Karen Howe, accompanied by Geraldine Cox and Jess Hupalo spent a week at the school in February 2012 on our annual visit.
Warringah Rugby Club Book Drive, February 2012
Once again, WRC stepped into action and had hundreds of books donated for the new school library built on their trip to the school in 2011. Ross and Karen Howe delivered these books in February much to the delight of the students.
The School Grounds Before & After, February 2012
The stark difference in the school grounds while classes are in vs when almost 1000 students ascend into the same space...
Aerial shot of the school by Google maps, January 2012
I'm Worth Defending Student Training Session, September 2011
I'm Worth Defending ran a Boy's Club one Saturday for all boys in Classes 6, 7 & 8 to attend, so around 150 students attended. This is a fantastic organisation doing amazing things with children raising awareness about stop violence against women, repsect and allowing them to connect with mentors within their community to talk about issues they face.
Art Classes with visitor Janice Hooley, September 2011
Two days were spent at the school doing artworks with the kids. Janice Hooley took the classes along with Charlotte, the OAA in-country project manager, much to the delight of the kids. They had a hoot!
A new bridge for the community given by Warringah Rugby Club & OAA
The construction of this new bridge was supported by the chief of Kibera as a positive community initiative to the local people. The bridge was officially opened by the Australian High Commissioner for East Africa, Geoff Tooth and Warringah Rugby Club president, Mike Sheeran. This bridge will have a significant impact on thousands of people, in particular in monsoonal season.
OAA featured in school project, August 2011
OAA was featutred in a school project called 'Night of Notables', where each student had to choose a Human Rights Champion. Each student was expected to spend weeks researching their champion, wrote a detailed bibliograpy about the research, and then take on that person/organisation with a display. In addition, in the lead up to this night, the students also had to complete a major artwork based around Human Rights. The artwork Bella did was based around a photo of a boy in Kibera and her theme was 'Education Can Break the Cycle'. An awesome effort!
Warringah Rugby Club Trip, February 2011
Warringah Rugby Club tour was an incredible success. Apart from playing two matches the players were also involved in rugby clinics for hundreds of local children and two humanitarian project initiatives for OAA - the building of a community bridge and establishment of a school library. For more details please view the 2011 Tour Diary video.
New desks, January 2011
With the constant expansion of the school, OAA invested in the production of sturdier steel framed desks. Critical to the project philosophy, all desks were produced by local trades people, ensuring the money is invested back into the local Kibera community.
Secondary School Scholarship recipients
The scholarship program provides the opportunity for all scholastically able students who have successfully completed primary school to advance into secondary school. The full scholarship includes tuition fees, all accommodation and food expenses, school supplies and uniforms. This is a key step in breaking the poverty cycle for these children and their families.
Fundraising event, December 2010
Ben Hogarth visit, July 2010
Kuona Trust Arts Day, June 2010
"The kids had an absolute ball! Watching them run to the bus from the school was pure joy. The kids participated in all the activities run on the day. They modelled with clay, drew portraits and Forest landscapes with charcoal (session let by renowned Kenyan artist Patrick Mubaki), they did woodwork and found object art and painted a huge mural on the compound wall. All of the sessions were run by kenyan artists who are in residence at Kuona." Charlotte (OAA in-country Project Manager)