Osiligi Maasai Warriors
Incredible music, mesmerising singing, fascinating dancing.
Experience and enjoy the culture of the famous Maasai.
An unforgettable event! Not to be missed!
Sunday 6th November 2011 at 4:30pm
Tickets: £2 (and a retiring collection for the charity)
Genuine Maasai crafts and wares on sale during the interval
Holy Trinity Church are proudly presenting a display by the Osiligi Maasai Warriors, a group of traditional performers from Kenya who regularly visit the UK in an effort to raise funds for their families and for improvements to their villages back home.
Osiligi Charity Projects is a UK charity, helping Africa to help itself. Osiligi is the Maasai word for hope and money raised through the troupes tour is used to help relieve poverty in the Maasai areas of Kenya. The projects support education, health and sustainable employment. They include building a primary school, sponsoring children who are orphans or whose parents are too poor to support an education, providing clean water for the community, making loans to a Women’s Group for business start-ups and introducing solar lamps and solar cookers to replace harmful kerosene lamps, fumes and smoke.
The Maasai are one of the poorest tribes in Kenya. Life is hard, infant mortality high and drinking water rarely clean or close-by. Maasai people on average live to less than 50, less than the rest of Kenya and much less than the UK.
The Osiligi Warriors Troupe have been performing annually since 2004. The Charity is separate from the Warriors’ tour, but works closely with the Warriors to identify and resolve community needs. All money given to the charity goes to support these community projects.
We have deliberately kept the ticket price low to encourage as many people as possible to attend. The admission price will cover expenses associated with the performance but to really help the charity to make a difference through its various projects, we are encouraging you to contribute generously to the retiring collection and buy from the range of crafts and wares on sale during the interval.
It certainly promises to be an event we won’t forget in a hurry!
(To find out more about the projects, see www.osiligiwarriors.co.uk)
It was an exciting event! The church was full – many came who we’d not seen before. Through ticket sales and donations, we were able to send the Troupe home with £1,091.13. A huge thank you to everyone who helped and to the host families.