Creative Entrepreneurship 2012 Class Profiles: Alphonce Isai


Name: Alphonce Isai
Location: Nairobi
Occupation: Administrator-Mathare Youth Sports Association

I am the manager, Arts and Culture at Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

My passion lies in the use of arts and culture for education and development. This has enabled me to participate in very many community education and development activities in the last 14 years and this has seen my transformation as a person and as an artist. In 2005 I was among a delegation of 8 youths who travelled to 16 towns in Kenya on an HIV/AIDS Road show. Again in 2006 I was in a delegation of 16 youths who travelled on a Cultural exchange programme in Norway, I also represented MYSA in Norwegian Volunteer Service in Norway for one year 2007-08. In 2009 I became one of Arts and Culture staff and after a span of two years I was appointed as the Manager of the MYSA Arts and Culture programme.


My Creative Life Cycle
2011 –Mathare Youth Sports Association Arts/Culture programme Manager.
July 2011 – Head of delegation for a Football and culture for Development youth tour in Czech Republic and Austria.
2010- Mathare Youth Sports Association arts/culture programme Assistant manager.
2010- Traveled to Rarieda district in Kenya for three and half weeks during Alive and Kicking Kenya/MYSA road show (HIV/AIDS) related issues.
2009- Mathare Youth Sports Association arts/culture programme officer.
2009 –Traveled to the USA and the Netherlands mainly to the Washington University (St Louise) and the Utrecht University (Utrecht Netherlands) on a cultural exchange
2007- Traveled to Suba district in Kenya for one mouth during Alive and kicking/MYSA road shows (HIV/AIDS related issues).
2007-2008-Faculty of Social Work Volda University College as arts instructor (Norway).
2007-2008-Merkestainane (the mile stones) organization and studio activities as programme assistant (Norway).
2007-Attended a workshop on Development issues and peacebuilding, Intercultural communication, Health and security, Information and follow-up work, Project work and presentations in local Schools and Institutional competence building.(Norwegian peace corps).
2007-Attended a workshop on integrating sports and culture (MYSA/FREDTUN folk high school).
2006- Participated in the Verden Vor arts Festival (The world is Ours arts Festival) as an art instructor (Norway).
2005- 2006- Attended and participated in the African Contemporary dance workshop and Production (Dance into Space Dance Company).
2004- Attended a training course on participatory educative theatre.
2003- Attended a training course on puppetry making and manipulation.


About Creative Enterprise Programme Kenya

Programme run by the GoDown Arts Centre in partnership with other stakeholders
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