In the summer of 2019, I worked with musical groups all around Nairobi. I spent a couple of days with the Ghetto Classics string players in person and have continued regular online coaching with two more advanced cellists throughout the Covid pandemic. Stephen and David (above) have taught me so much. Undaunted by obstacles, Korogocho students are both open and determined. Unlike some more competitive American students, they want to share their enthusiasm and new skills with their friends.
Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, died during my 2019 visit. A major supporter of Ghetto Classics, funding has dried up in his absence. The Covid Pandemic added yet another blow. In spite of teaching dozens of students themselves, Stephen and David currently share one cello. Please help us raise money for much-needed instruments and supplies. Tune in, share with your friends, and donate!
– Robert Howard