Who We Are

Sarakasi Trust is a performing arts development organization working towards building capacity in the arts sector in Kenya. We aims to catalyze positive developments among vulnerable talented members of society.

The Trust works as a mechanism for culture for development by effecting actual demonstrable transformation in the lives of vulnerable young people:

by expanding their scope, networks and capacity through performance-based training, life skill trainings, mentorship, exchange programs and special projects that influence the young artist’s ability to reach a high level of professionalism and thus access a sustainable income through professional contract work.

It is Sarakasi’s aim and practice to promote public awareness, appreciation and access to acrobatics, music and dance. Sarakasi furthermore aims to develop contemporary choreographic creation and supports the presentation and diffusion of performance work; supports training research and innovation in acrobatics, music, dance and theatre; fosters cultural exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in the arts; and supports the infrastructure for the development of acrobatics, music, dance, etc. Sarakasi aims to promote its objectives in East Africa and beyond and in this way, to further the social, economic and cultural development of society.


Sarakasi’s model for culture for development straddles every aspect of life. We go beyond the world-class acrobatics, dance and music training and exchange programs and commit ourselves to the social, professional and economic development of our artists. Our spirited endeavor remains set on providing them with skill sets and knowledge that will catalyze their long-term social and economic transformation and inclusion in society as professionals and responsible citizens.


Sarakasi aims to catalyze positive developments among vulnerable talented members of society and actively supports them to take their social responsibility within their own communities and mentors them to become responsible citizens. 

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