Sarakasi Trust uses creative industry to sensitize on need to conserve environment

As a way of sensitizing society on the effects of climate change and need to conserve environment, a group of artistes dubbed under Sarakasi Trust has been going round the country on the same mission. 

The campaign is spearheaded through a play  production ‘Circus Mother Nature’.

Through the support of Sarakasi Trust and Creative Art Spaces in Kenya -CASIK, and France in Kenya, the play has been showcased in various counties omong them Nairobi,Nakuru and Kisumu.

As a way of marking 22 years since the establishment of Sarakasi Trust, the play has been showcased free to reach more with message of role each one must play to conserve environment.

Speaking in Nakuru over the weekend during the staging of the play at Nakuru Players Theatre, Marion Op Het Veld commonly known as ‘Mama Sarakasi’ who is also the Director Sarakasi Trust lauded the strides made in the artistic industry in the country.

She challenged youth to take up their space in the creative industry and use the numerous avenues to make a better earth.

“Creative Art apart from entertainment can also be used to better society through sensitization and that is why we are embarking on youth to pass this message” said Marion.

It should be noted that besides creativity, Sarakasi Trust through US Embassy has seen severy youth trained on various aspects of economic empowerment.

In Nakuru, the program has impacted positively as youth who could end up in criminal groups have been saved.

Marion revealed that quite a number of young people who have undergone the training under the project ‘Talanta na Amani’ will on 30th September graduate at Nakuru Players Theatre.

“Nakuru which has had challenges of illegal groups and gangs is now a beneficiary of the project and we are glad a number of young people we have trained will be graduating” she said.

She added that those who will have nowhere to go after graduation might absorbed as part of Sarakasi Trust performing team.

Members of the Nakuru Creative team have lauded the move saying it will go a long way in empowering the industry.

Led by James Mwaviswa, they called on the county government of Nakuru to also support creative industry through the Tourism docket.

“You can’t talk of Tourism without creative industry. The only county government should incorporate the creative industry Players” he said.





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