The social center manager Mr. Obat Masira giving his speech (Picture by Norbert Wekesa)
By Jacktone Omondi
County government held a consultative forum that brought together several youth artists at Mama Grace Onyango Social Center earlier this week.
The meeting chaired by the social center manager Mr. Obat Masira seeks to give space to young men, women and children to nature their talents, mostly in the field of performing arts, film making, poetry and grammar.
Mr. Obat in an exclusive interview with journalists in Kisumu thanked the Governor, Hon. (Prof) Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o for giving out the social center to the youths for free, and as a result, it will host all the artists in Kisumu county, from fine art, performing arts, drama, spoken words, choreography, musicians and film making.
In partnership with Maseno University, department of music, the social center seeks to establish a school of music that will be the overall hub of intellectual discourse. The manager stressed that the center plans to hold the performance of music as one way of exchanging ideas to bring up a civilized community through the art.
Speaking on behalf of the governor, Mr. Obat urged the youths across the county to utilize the social center as an opportunity table-tool laid for them to brand their future.
He further stated that it is through art that Governor Nyong’o tends to create a forum for various topical issues like gender, theater arts and others on social issues that affect people in the county.
The center Manager also appealed to well-wishers to give out extra hand to support the initiative of the young artists in Kisumu to help nature, create and expose their talents and reducing the idle minded times to productiveness.