H.E. Gil Haskel and the Tribe Hotel hosted lunch for over 200 children from Tumshangilieni Mtoto School in Kibagare slums, Loresho on Friday 15th February 2013.
The event was part of the Embassy’s Social Responsibility towards disadvantaged communities in Kenya, and is one amongst many activities in the Embassy’s calendar slated for this year, as Israel marks 50 years of its relation with Kenya.
The children were treated to food prepared by Israeli celebrity Chef, Omer Miller and Tribe’s Executive Chef, Luca Molteni. They also enjoyed beats and rhythms from famous Israeli percussionists and composer Gilad Dobrecky. The two Israeli Nationals are in Kenya for the Israeli food festival and cultural week.
L - R: Chef Omer miller, He Gil Haskel, His wife Dalit serve children food.
The event has been supported by numerous corporate organizations; Israel’s Agency for International Dev. Cooperation (MASHAV), The Tribe Hotel, Swiss Air, Amiran Kenya, Kenol Kobil, SBI, Fairview Hotel, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), Fairmont Hotels & Resort, Brussels Airlines and Hannah and Joseph Schwartzman.
Israeli Percussionist Gilad Dobrecky entertains children with special music
About Tumshangilieni Mtoto School
The school was started in 1994 and is a bright light in the battle to save the youngest and most vulnerable members of the Kenyan slums. Most of the children in this Centre are orphaned and from abusive backgrounds.
At the school, the children are given every opportunity to get education and their self-esteem is further rebuilt through theatre and performing arts work of various kinds. Sport, health and spiritual education prepare them for a life in the modern Kenya and allow them to make the best of their futures.
Children enjoy a meal
The activities of Tumshangilieni Mtoto reach far beyond its protective compound in Kangemi and is a significant force in regional efforts to reach and save children in Kenya and throughout East Africa and actively shares its own programs with other local institutions.
Israeli Deputy Ambassador, Yaki Lopez, with the children holding some gifts they had received from the Embassy.