We are elevating crafts
and culture in East Africa.
We work to eliminate the barriers in arts education, market appreciation, access to professional development resources among others to build strong creative communities in the region. We acknowledge the barriers of arts education, access to arts funding, limited professional development resources among others and work to eliminate them within creative communities in East Africa.
We champion for the growth and development of craft makers through Sekoya Magazine and provide anchors for other emerging artists through workshops, peer mentorship and access to entrepreneurship resources.
An art-based campaign on suicide prevention and mental health awareness by Sekoya and other artists. Participate by purchasing a themed craft item, sharing your story and attending High on Poems event.
The first East African crafts and culture magazine that exhibits the work of makers in the region, provides creative entrepreneurship insight and shares an honourable African narrative with the world.
A hands-on workshop on how to incorporate painting techniques when making craft work faclitated by Cindy Zolani (Nairobi edition) and Insiyah Mustafa (Mombasa edition).
Crochet and knitwear value addition workshops through the incorporation of fashion and design elements. In partnership with Crochet Art & Fashion Association (CAFA) Kenya.
What Our Community Says
Sharon Zarita’s professionalism & talent makes a great difference; and her generosity, care, commitment, passion and thoughtfulness were unbounded.
Executive Director: Jamii Esplanade, 2020
Tengeza crafts was a really fun experience and the children who are creative like me were kind and loving despite their disability.
Chantelle Wanjiku Mochu (11 years)
Participant: Tengeza Craft Workshop, 2018
This was where I first collaborated with other emerging craft artists and managed to create a network where we could come back and collaborate over and over.
Artist Collaborator: Suza World
We were particularly impressed by the creativity, passion and patience of Sharon’s team and ability to seamlessly deliver a safe space and personalised attention to each guest at the Art and Craft Zone.
Annual Children’s Festival - Traction Communications, 2016 & 2017
Parents realized their children’s abilities and skills and we encouraged them to nature those abilities from that tender age. I left fulfilled.
Artist: Traction Children Festival, 2017
I loved the experience but even better yet know that these simple boxes we were creating would go on to put a smile on someone's face was an even better reward! I'd definitely do this again.
Community Project Volunteer: Still A Mum 2017
Still A Mum was given a creating space, guided on art supplies and our volunteers taught how to make memory boxes that filled bereaved mothers’ hearts with the joy of having a beautiful place to put their memories.
Founder - Still A Mum Community Partnership, 2017