Building program

In order to create platforms for our performing artists, projects and other stakeholders and to reach out to a diverse audience, we initiated our Audience-Building Program in 2003 by organizing productions and events.

We would like to acknowledge our partners, Safaricom PLC for sponsoring our Audience Building Program by powering the artist training initiative.

The artist training program returns in 2022, after a long tumultuous year and a half, after grappling with the global Covid 19 pandemic, which stalled most of our organization’s activities and affected the workings of the larger entertainment industry.

The special partnership will hence enable our artists to expansively learn and grow in areas of choreography, craft mastery, industry exposure, sustainability in the creative economy, performance optimization, soft skill training among others.

We are optimistic that such partnerships will go a long way in paving the way for more artists, as we all build towards a lucrative and sustainable creative economy.

Many thanks to Safaricom PLC for making it possible for us!

Other Projects

Over the years Sarakasi has implemented many projects. Most projects come and go with available funding or even trends and needs.

Talanta na Kazi

This project is funded by the U.S. Embassy Nairobi and was designed to use the arts as a vehicle to promote social change and economic empowerment among vulnerable youth in the coastal region.

Smiles for Change

Smiles for Change, formerly known as the Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project started in 2006 as an educative artistic intervention.

Social Entrepreneurship

The organization not only stands for training and capacity building (and related programs and activities) in the performing arts.

Training & Capacity Building

From its inception (2001), Sarakasi has built a solid platform for developing East Africa’s natural performing talents into a world-class school for the performing arts.

International Exchanges

Sarakasi identifies festivals, performance schools and programs/contracts throughout the world and partners/networks with them to improve performance skills.