World Social Forum-Nairobi
- THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM IN NAIROBI
The emotions are now settling after the tearful moments of seeing off
A piece of our backbone is missing, but we forge ahead in the hope
that such experiences are meant to keep us strong, focused and
James ( Nafsi acrobat) is back from his hibernation with a new
song "Malaika, oh yes I miss you Malaika".
Simon and Victor(Nafsi members) are very much preoccupied with
rehersals of their anticipated Holland tour.
Look how the world is pretty much filled with intertwined
coincidences-They are going to make a super reunion with Marieke in
Holland around Mid February.
Marieke is a Dutch performer and she is currently a member of Nafsi
She has splendid fire shows and juggling skills.
After the W.S.F we are now back to our children training programme
and also getting geared for the Italian performances tour.
We are taking a series of acrobatics and yoga exhibitions and
workshops to Italy between May and June.
Maria is playing a crucial role in organizing and ensuring the
possibility of this tour.
Thanks Maria, for all your efforts and kindness.
The world Social forum ended, we had brilliant performance, and gigs
that we put up, O.M.G!
What caught my mind during the event are:
The pleas, and campaigns to the human population to be kind to
animals, and go vegetarian.
Yoga principles are constantly gaining momentum.
It's true, like now, panic has hit Nairobi city as the strange virus
from livestock meat spreads fast killing many.
Meat and milk are now apparently missing in most households' tables
It's healthy, We Nafsi are going "Veges" and healthy, we occasion
the food health store, and most of our meals nowadays are herbal-
all herbal ingredients.
Marieke has been a big plus in directing us through this new path.
And Paigey? An American yogi friend, our mentor and teacher, an
oasis of our hearts from where we derive inspiration, confidence, and
motivation to forge forward.
In my words ( sorry, a little shift from the W.S.F topic), since we
were introduced to yoga, I have learnt that yoga is like an oasis in
my life from where i draw the waters of peace, comfort and
tranquility, where as other areas of my life remain vast, empty or
Practicing yoga has helped me stretch my mind, heart, and physical
body to unnatural/unbelievable levels, positively living healthy.
Living healthy surpasses dieting or burning excess calories; it
encompasses what we feed our minds, hearts, souls and physical body
We have to think healthy, talk, walk and react in a healthy way.
All our intentions and concepts have to be healthy, all in the basis
of holistic health, spiritual and wisdom of yoga.
During the W.S.F I learnt that a new phenomenon is gaining currency
in Kenya: Lesbians, gays and transsexuals are coming openly to demand
their rights, "legalize lesbianism" is their campaign.
They stole a show at the W.S.F.
I remember having conflicting opinion from most of our American and
European friends on the topic, and also the pros and cons of life,
birth control and our primitive ways as polygamy.
We can now add up the pros and cons and even or come to a balance.
In my opinion, in the weighing scale, these new phenomenon are
neither good nor out rightly bad.
There are demands for rights, natural and medical reasons for these
demands yes, but the Bible sounds it clear. Read the bible for a more
Am now beginning to wake up from the slumber, and realizing that you
should listen first to why they do that or think that, before
It's not their liking to be in that orientation, but they found
themselves trapped in those wrong bodies. Naturally comprehensible.
I made quite a number of gay friends and after all that, i just also
feel as one of them, It sounds a disgusting and absurd phenomenon but
imagine a few hours after that I had a crash on a very cute
gentleman. Ha ha ha, hey! (Just playin).
The issue of insurgence in Iraq and the role President Bush is
playing in Iraq war dominated the W.S.F.
There were daily demonstrations in the corridors of the forum, with
dirty written placards calling for an end and immediate withdrawal of
U.N and U.S forces.
To me, this underscores the importance of us human beings opening up
our eyes to the beauty of the diversity of human population. Life is
more than vital.
War doesn't create a lasting peace, it just makes a continual cycle,
and we should translate the cycle into a diplomatic round table
lobbying for peace in a non violent communication.
"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind"
It's absolutely critical to create a liberal and non depressed world,
attitudinal change is vital to reach a real social change-"Another
world is possible".
I loved the topics on street children (the street wise), debt
cancellation, nomads-massai challenges, slums (flower villages)/urban
livelihoods, and peace and reconciliation.
In overall the Forum was an ultimate and an ineffable success.
NAFSI AFRIKA STREET CHILDREN REHABILITATION PROGRAMME got a boost by
the number of contacts we made from people interested in getting
involved with us in our efforts of uplifting the below of our
The forum also gave us a platform for sharing with like minded
individuals and getting more insights on managing our programmes.
Gratitude to all the independent thinkers who chipped in financially,
emotionally, physically and timely towards the W.S.F.
Particular thanks to Andrius, Janet and Maria for all the support
they extended to Samuel.
Information is power, reporting and documenting is very vital.
Anyway stay calm, relax, and receive abundant blessings.
Smile, shine, fly, light and blessings your way.
NAFSI AFRIKA ACROBATS
P.O BOX 21255,