Kenya KidsGALA NIGHT

10th Anniversary Event

Oasis Africa works in 2 slum areas of Nairobi, Kenya.

We believe that this higher level of education provides the opportunities for employment and ultimately the ability to break the poverty cycle.

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE OASIS AFRICA GALA FUNDRAISING EVENT

When: Thursday 26 November 2015
Time: From 5:30pm
Where: Bellini Lounge, 2 Kellett Street Potts Point
Tickets: $95
A Christmas party with purpose, passion and a celebration of Hope and African Culture in Sydney: 

> Live entertainment from OAA Ambassador and ultimate entertainer Deni Hines and other Australian performers

> Live stand-up by comedian, Steve Hughes

> Delicious Canapes and selection of quality beverages

> Live auctions & Original Artwork by Gabrielle Pool

> Raffles and door prizes

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What are we supporting?

3.9 million people live in slums in Kenya, which represents 55% of the urban population.. There is little or no access to water, electricity, basic services and infrastructure with around 94% of slum dwellers lacking access to adequate sanitation

  • for every 1,000 children born in Nairobi’s slums, 151 will die before the age of five.
  • Kenya’s slum population is growing by almost 6 per cent each year.
  • Demand for land means that over half of Nairobi’s population is crammed onto just 1.5 per cent of the total land area.
  • Housing for Nairobi’s slum dwellers typically consists of shanties made of mud, wattle and iron sheets
  • The threat of eviction places many people in constant fear of having their home destroyed.

Who are we?

On the 26 October 2006, the inaugural Oasis Africa Australia fundraiser was held in Sydney – a cocktail evening of Entertainment, African Dance, Art, Fashion, Music and Charity Auction. The night was a roaring success.

The combination of this event and subsequent fundraising efforts, has enabled Oasis Africa to focus on Secondary School & Vocational Scholarships for students in Kibera slum, and also to establish a partnership with a primary school in Soweto slum, Nairobi in 2013. A self-sustaining farming project was also established in 2013

We continue to invest in changing the lives of vulnerable children in Nairobi, Kenya.

What we do

Oasis Africa works in 2 slum areas of Nairobi, Kenya.

Oasis Africa began working in Kibera slum in June 2005. Assistance was given to a local school providing facitlites such as kitchen, staff rooms, security fences, multiple pit latrines, water tank and water connection, library and classrooms that can accommodate up to 1,000 students.

In 2008, we began to also provide Secondary School Scholarships for P8 students who met the eligibility criteria. Since then we have granted scholarships to over 100 students.

In 2015, we have over 80 students studying at Secondary Schools around Kenya under an Oasis Africa Secondary School Scholarship. We believe that this higher level of education provides the opportunities for employment and ultimately the ability to break the poverty cycle.

Oasis Africa Australia is proud to be a partner for Project J489 Oasis Africa Australia with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian DFAT approved Non Government Organisation carrying out quality humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions.

Secondary school scholars

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