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SGI-Kenya Youth Organize Community Festival

100331kenya_fes.jpg SGI-Kenya youth members

On March 21, 2010, SGI-Kenya youth members in Nairobi organized a community friendship festival at a public venue in the city.

The event included performances by SGI youth along with young people from local cultural and educational organizations. The festivities, which included dancing, singing and drumming, lasted over two hours and were greeted by much applause from the audience.

Coinciding with the day's events was an exhibition showcasing SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and SGI-Kenya's various activities for advancing peace, culture and education. SGI-Kenya young men have been active, over the years, in community clean-up endeavors as well as tree plantings. Visitors expressed appreciation for SGI-Kenya's youth members' efforts toward bettering society through the promotion of dialogue, culture and community.

[Adapted from an article in the March 31, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]