Providing outlets of self-expression for youth who have been orphaned due to street violence and civil unrest.
Mayibuye’s Egyptian programs are currently on hold.
In the past we have provide classes in dancing, arts and life skills for 17 children from El-Madena Orphanage aged between 8 to 12 years old. The majority of the children have been orphaned due to the recent street violence and civil unrest.
Our classes are held once a week for 2 hours and include drawing, singing, and dance. These programs have had an amazing impact on the children in particular the dance classes which they have never had the opportunity to experience prior to our commencement.
Dance has helped the children mature physically, emotionally, and socially. The children enjoy the opportunity to express their emotions and become aware of themselves and others through creative movement. Socially, dance fosters social encounter, interaction, and cooperation. Participants learned to communicate ideas to others through body movement and to work within a group dynamic.
Arts and life skills classes are helping the participants to perform better at school. Our classes are supporting their intellectual development and bettering their education.