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Elizabeth Kahura

Elizabeth Kahura was born in Kenya Africa. She is an Educator/Storyteller and Performer.

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 "Growing up in a traditional African village, I learned everyone has a specific role to fill in order to make the community successful. Applying this knowledge to my performances, I share the importance of cultural values, how they influence our identities, and the interdependence of individuals within the community. Concepts like the power to dream, character development, and self-empowerment come to life during the performances. Through music, performing arts, storytelling literature, and original pictures, the audience actively participates in the feeling of Africa. They learn about the cultural richness of the African lifestyle. At the end of each performance, the audience is able to identify the similarities and differences within and among cultures in various world societies. They also learn how good moral values can be shared from one culture to another.  African Safari Program has continued to enlighten the world on the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion where everyone feels valued, respected, and included."

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St. Gabriel's Six grade Students get a taste of Africa

Austin American-Statesman


The sights, sounds, and feelings of Africa were recently brought to St. Gabriel’s Catholic School by Elizabeth Kahura.

Born in Kenya and the founder of the African Safari Program, Kahura offers a variety of presentations, but her main focus is always knowledge enrichment to society. That was evident in her recent presentation to St. Gabriel’s sixth-grade World Geography and Cultures students. It involved interactive lessons in which students learned everything from how fast a cheetah can run to what the colors on the Kenyan flag represent. They also learned a wealth of knew information such as Swahili translations for animals and how many thousands of languages are spoken on the great continent.

The enthusiasm for participation was apparent as Kahura brought out each of her many African instruments and apparel. While each instrument was similar to those the students recognized, materials such as leather and bottle caps shed a whole new light on them. Students were able to play in the impromptu band, as Kahura shared songs and performed a beautiful Caroline Nderitu poem titled “Play Your Drum.”

A few lucky students were also chosen to dress like a king, queen, and other members of a tribe, sixth-grade teacher Theresa Pione said.

“I was excited to be able to connect the students with aspects of African culture as part of our unit on Africa,” Pione said. “Ms. Kahura did such a great job engaging them, and she made us think about sustainable living. Students gained a deeper understanding of what it would be like to grow up in Africa and a greater appreciation of the richness of all the diverse cultures throughout our world.

Staff Writer  Austin American-Statesman