Change Stories: Andrew Mutua, Emmanuel Oluoch and Reema Doshi

We are continually inspired by those who give to the GoDown Transformation, whether having been here or not, artist or otherwise. Would you like to share your own giving story? We would love to feature you. Drop us an email on transformation@thegodownartscentre.com including your phone number and we’ll call you to hear more about what inspired you to be part of this Transformation! For now, enjoy reading these 3 stories of 3 givers to this transformative campaign. Andrew Mutua Andrew Mutua was the second person to give to #GoDownTransforms during

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Change Story : Nelson Munyiri

“We – the Mukuru Youth Initiative – have built a relationship with The GoDown over the years. I see the wider vision. For me, as someone from Mukuru, and a beneficiary of the GoDown, I know that it’s been a space that has been good to many artists. We have activities in the community and GoDown has been supporting us, and we have also supported the Nai ni Who campaign,” says Nelson Munyiri, one of the many people who have supported us financially in our #GoDownTransforms campaign. Nelson Munyiri is

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Change Story : Lizzie Chege

Lizzie Chege, a project coordinator who is also a lover of hikes and events, has never been to the GoDown, and she was the first to give to the new GoDown rebuild during the 9 Day Drive in December 2018. What inspired her to give to a space that she hadn’t physically been to? She heard about us through one of her favourite bands, H_Art the Band. “I’m a huge music fan, and H_Art the Band is one my favourite bands, and that was enough to make me give,” Lizzie

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Change Story : Sarah Opondo

Sara Kwala first heard of GoDown from a friend in 2006, during the break between high school and university. Sara was, and still is, a hip hop fanatic, and when her friend told her that there would be a dance workshop at The GoDown that would incorporate hip hop dance, she was over the moon. Sarah went for the first few sessions, which were purely contemporary dance. She was not amused. Even so, her friend kept her going back with the promise that there would soon be a hip hop

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Change Story : Lydia Dola

“I have been a beneficiary of the GoDown; I have learnt at the GoDown without paying a single coin, I have attended concerts without paying anything, I have sung on their stage and they have paid me. It’s a beautiful thing to support the arts,” – these are the words of Lydia Dola, the very first person who has managed to complete our Raising 19 challenge. We had asked her what motivated her support for us, and she left us both proud and in awe. Lydia exudes passion for and

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