I’ve followed the story of Ghetto Classics since the start of Safaricom Jazz and I get elated each day at just how much the program is growing, and growing the kids with it. As we speak the community project based in Korogocho is now expanding to other informal areas and has recently started a center in Mukuru Kwa Rueben.┬áIt is also expanding to other towns like Mombasa and Kisumu.

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to several of the kids who have been lifted from a life of possible abject poverty and hopelessness to a point where they can see a clear future for themselves and their families. Just last week I had the opportunity to join two of the children in KBC English Studio as they met the one star they look upto – Sanaipei Tande. Here is the story.

Simply put, I love the story of Ghetto Classics and I wish Elizabeth all the very best in her very noble quest.

Gheetto Classics kicking things off at Carnivore Gardens for Safaricom Jazz Festival for International Jazz day.

 

Ghetto Classics performing with Swahili Ally from Tanzania. Swahili is playing the Kora – a 21 string traditional musical instrument. Through Safaricom Jazz, Ghetto Classics has gotten the opportunity to collaborate with lots of international musicians, including Jimek from Poland,

 

Ghetto Classics – The intensity with which this young lady is making music!

 

Ghetto Classics – Another young lady keenly making music.

 

Happy faces. Ghetto Classics at Carnivore for Safaricom Jazz Festival on International Jazz Day.

 

Ghetto Classics – Music that moves you. At Carnivore Gardens for Safaricom Jazz on International Jazz Day.

 

Ghetto Classics with MC for the day Kavutha.

 

Elizabeth Njoroge receiving a cheque of Ksh18m from this concert. All proceeds of Safaricom Jazz always go to the community project that is Ghetto Classics. Elizabeth is the Chairlady.

 

See also the stories of Joseph Omondi and Mary Atieno – both examples of what Ghetto Classics can and is doing.

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