The photos tell this amazing story!
In partnership with Shared Earth and many other volunteers and sponsors, The Zuri Foundation fund raised and planned for over 2 years to bring a group of dancers to the UK in August 2013 from Mathare slum, Kenya!! The group spent 2 weeks in the UK in Liverpool and York, preforming at various venues, meeting and inspiring many people with their talent, resilience and personalities.
Kathleen Scanlan and Jeremy Piercy walked 230 miles across Britain to fund raise in July 2012, see our facebook page for lots of images! 

We worked in partnership with Mathare based organisation KSEEEP (Kenya Social Economic Enterprise Empowerment Program; a youth project that engages young people through dance, football, education and a number of other programs) to bring this dream to a reality.  The group helps young people who have been involved in crime or at risk from becoming involved in crime or prostitution, which many young people are forced into to survive daily life in one of Kenya's large slums. 

KSEEEP has a dance troupe which preforms professionally in and around Nairobi, training young dancers and enabling them to earn money, which a number use to attend school. The dancers are so enthusiastic and motivated. Inspired by a performance Zuri Foundation and Shared Earth watched in 2011, Jeremy Piercy came up with the idea of walking the length of Britain to raise money to bring the dancers to the UK!
We successfully brought the dance troupe to the UK in 2013 to preform at a number of events over 3 weeks. They spent half the trip in York and half in Liverpool, hosted by the Liverpool Kenyan society.

Our walkers completed a 3 week walk from coast to coast, Southport to Hornsea,which started 21st July 2012! We had amazing support along the way. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved! We had many supporters who held various events to raise money and many who hosted our Kenyan guests to make this trip a success.