Some barefeet inspiration…

Continuing with my posts about the wonderful treasuries of Africa… I want to share a little inspiration from Zambia today.

In my two years working with UNICEF in that country, I had the incredible pleasure of coming across a series of special people, and learn a bit more about their work and passion, constantly feeling re-charged with inspiration to continue my own work.

Some of those people I’ve been luck to come across and meet were Adam McGuigan, Tobias TemboTaonga Tembo, Ndala Bukola, Felix Chali, Michael and John Chanda and others that are part of an amazing group called Barefeet Theater Company..

Barefeet started as a few workshops with children living on the streets of Zambia but along the years has grown into one of the most exciting and inspiring projects I’ve personally came across!

They use Arts (theater, music, dance, etc) to inspire, empower and transform lives in Zambia, working with street kids from across the country, trying to build their confidence, and enable them to express themselves and to engage in building a better community.

But as an image speaks for thousand words… I would like to invite you to loose your shoes, and enjoy a bit of barefeet inspiration!

I guess there is no doubts that Africa has many treasures to be discovered still, but more than anything, we definitely have lots and lots to learn from incredible people like the Zambian Barefeet team!

If you want to learn more about the project, check http://www.barefeettheatre.org/

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3rd Zambian Children’s Climate Conference comes to an end!

Hey guys,

ZCCC3 - Staff and Youth Facilitators team

As you can see in this photo, I’m extremely happy and excited!

I’m just back from one of the most incredible experiences of my life… the 3rd Zambian Children’s Climate Conference that gathered nearly 300 children from all of Zambia’s nine provinces for a week long advocacy training on Climate Change and HIV&AIDs.

And as images speak more than a thousand words, I will cut the story short, you can see a glimpse of the magic week at the following links:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150350000175100.396300.500405099&l=44669d7523&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150334704615100.391809.500405099&l=9e926c0eb9&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150343232535100.394348.500405099&l=aba91de5d2&type=1 

You can also see some of the products created during the Conference.

Clips from the Digi-Tales workshops: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFF055003FBA6B70D

Podcasts from the Radio workshops: http://soundcloud.com/groups/unite-for-climate-unicef-zambia

ZCCC3 Closing Ceremony