The last two weeks saw Global New Generation Kenya (GNGK) engagement with key stakeholders during the visit of Global New Generation’s (GNG) president, Sonja Prinz. She visited Kenya between 30th July and 12th August. In her itinerary, she visited the Golden Heart School to share with the school’s administration on areas of possible partnership and to cement the started association between GNGK with the school. She went to Eldoret to aid in the shooting of the first video of a song; “Kenya baba” done in collaboration with “Dirty Down Town L.A”, a Community Based Organization in Eldoret that focuses on community service through music.
Her visit was also an opportunity to obtain vital contacts which would catalyze GNGK works in Kenya. Meetings with media practitioners and music artists were held to establish how recognized talented individuals can be channeled to further exploit their talents. Meetings of such nature included meeting with Nancy, the presenter of Crossover Gospel show and Juliani, a renowned gospel artist.
In Nairobi, she led a delegation of GNGK to meet relevant officials of Institutions and government ministries inclined towards GNGK’s areas of operation. On 3rd August it was a visit to the French Cultural Center Nairobi; Alliance Francaise. The visit yielded possibilities of partnering with the institute amidst assurances from the cultural assistant that through early requests GNGK can use their theatre to showcase talents. In an aim to establish and fill the gaps within the children affairs in Kenya, on 9th August, GNGK visited The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development – Department of Children’s Services. Through this endeavor GNGK hopes to partner with the government in the areas of art and culture.
To summarize the trip, GNGK met and discussed the production of Global New Generation Album with an upcoming artist; Austine Ochieng Odhiambo, who will be part of the Global New Generation Sampler, and Franclin Otieno who is the producer. In the production plan is renowned gospel artist Betty Bayo.