Community Focus Group International

Using The Arts For Climate Change

Our Project uses the Arts: Community Theater (Dancing, Drama, and Songs), Paintings, Fashion Shows (Climate Change dressing up), Drawings, and Documentaries, to depict the effects of Climate Change to our Community and bring it home. This hard topic is broken down and Communities engage and dialogue how to Prevent and Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change in our everyday life. We hope to reach at least 50 Schools and Faith based Organizations in our Community.

Many School going Children and Adults in our Community do not know what Climate Change is, its effects, and how it can be prevented. Climate Change as a topic is new to many in our Community, many lack Knowledge and Information on Climate Change yet the Effects are all around us.

Our Project will use the Arts to breakdown and bring home the topic of Climate Change to both Children and Adults in our Community especially in: Embakasi Central , Embakasi East, and Embakasi West, in Nairobi County. They will be able to understand Climate Change , its Effects, how we can Prevent it, Mitigate its Effects in our Communities and take responsibility of our Environment.

The Project will Educate 10 Schools with 1,000 Children per School using Creative Arts. We will also educate at least 5,000 Adults by using Community Theater on Climate Change Effects, Prevention, Impact, and how to Mitigate its Effects. This will Improve the Lives of many in the Nairobi County for Generations to come.

Good Deeds Day - April 7th, 2019

This year Community Focus Group (CFG) celebrated Good Deeds Day on the 7th of April 2019, CFG together with other Civil Society Organizations, received T- shirts from the Good Deeds Day Secretariat and During the Good Deeds Day 2019 Celebrations at City Hall, Nairobi, Kenya.

The Governor of Nairobi, Governor Mike Sonko ordered for immediate release of All Patients who are unable to clear theirMmedical Bills in our County Hospitals as a way of marking the Good Deeds Day.

As the Good Deeds Day Ambassador in Kenya, The Governor said that his Office will Host the Good Deeds Africa Regional Conference in Nairobi in August 2019.

He therefore encouraged Organizations involved with Volunteerism to come and share their Successes, Challenges, and Lessons learnt, in order to Promote Volunteering in Kenya.

The Spirit of Good Deeds is that if people Think Good, Speak Good, and Do Good, the Circles of Goodness will Grow in the World.

He also urged the Private Sector to embrace Good Deeds because, as they say, “Doing good is good Business”