Over 20 years of performing arts training has proven to be a very effective means to help empower children to give a message of buoyant hope, gain self-confidence, discipline, the ability to work in teams, to sensitize the public as to the plight of their circumstances, and, in some cases, to prepare children for careers as performers.
In addition to its performance activities within Kenya and East Africa, Tumshangilieni children have trained in China and performed in Germany, USA (including the Kennedy Centre), Greece, Italy, Thailand, Zimbabwe and elsewhere.
Tumshangilieni’s skate park is the only one in Kenya and open to schools and the public.
Farming and the rearing of poultry, rabbits and fish provides the children with a healthy diet. The children benefit from workshops where they learn about crop and small scale farming. Excess produce is sold to generate income.