Help the children to get a school and dance space


I feel grateful and honored to feature the girls of Kisakye Cream Dancers Uganda and sharing their story with the intention to raise funds for their school and dance space.

Until now a small space has been rented for their education and dance training (*see music video) which means dancing barefoot on earth. Enough support could afford them the opportunity to buy a permanent space for dance, education and serve as a school! #ForTheChildren #yogapop #love #dance

The Kisakye Cream Dancers have been training under their dance teachers direction "Mr. Smile" (Ssengedo Henry) and range in age from 2-15 years old. Not only do they love to dance because "it makes them happy, allows them to make new friends, it's their talent and makes them feel confident, " but it impacts their lives positively by giving them a voice. Dancing ignites their potential to change people's lives and to build a brighter future.

Additional guidance they receive from "Mami Valongo" (Nakagezi Valongo), who is a mother figure and educator. She has been witnessing their daily challenges which range from disruptions in their education to malnourishment, from the seductive influence of 'bad groups' to inhospitable and unsanitary living conditions. As the government has suspended school indefinitely during this pandemic, their dance training has provided them with some invaluable structure and inspiration.

Last year, Sania Nakayiza posted a video of the children dancing in the rain in Kitintale (Kampala, Uganda), and I was mesmerized by their joy and energy. I reached out to ask if I could honor them somehow, and Sanja encouraged me to help the children by sharing their story on social media.

With love, 



Leyla Mesic
Astoria, NY

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