Get Together Girls
USA, 2012, 76 Minute Running Time
4:30pm Fri March 8 & Sat March 9
Director Vanessa Crocini In Person
In the mountains around Nairobi, Kenya, and more precisely close to the village of Ngong, there is a place where education, protection, creativity and initiative have come together to give hope for a better future and a great opportunity for a group of Kenyan girls. Anita’s Home is part of the Koinonia Community projects for former street girls.
Grace Orsolato went to Anita’s Home for the first time in 2002 for a volunteer camp and was so impressed with the stories of the girls that she went back every summer as the responsible of the camp, seeing the girls growing and becoming young women. They all finished high school but because some of them didn’t do very well in school, they were provided with a scholarship and ended up being home re-integrated. In December 2009, Grace, after hearing about the girls not doing so well, quit her daily administration job at the very established firm Pirelli and moved to Anita’s Home for creating Get Together Girls Collection (GtoG), a tailoring project for them.
Get Together Girls Collection celebrated two years of activity on February 25th. Among the peaceful environment of Anita’s Home, the colorful and creative activities of GtoG and the struggles of their daily lives, there is always the will and the awareness that they can hope and aim for a better future.
In Cooperation with: Project C.U.R.E
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DIRECTOR: Vanessa Crocini