Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Six experts volunteered to fly from the USA, Canada, UK and Switzerland to hold a 5-day training in ADR for 34 young leaders from Kwale. Aramesh provided accommodation, facilities and food at no cost for this workshop, which was hosted by a young community-based organization called Organization for Creative Leadership (OFCL). Base Titanium kindly provided…

Aramesh Writers Workshop – Excerpts

Today’s writing exercise at the caves: The aged and worn stone stood quietly facing the far, blue ocean, remembering happier days. When it was higher and mightier, but then cracked and broke with heavy, sad thuds onto the sand. “How proud I stood, how wary humans were as they climbed my spiky, craggy sides to…

Writers Retreat

In December 2019, the seasoned playwright and film producer Alex Ikawa conducted a week-long writers residency at Aramesh. His approach was iterative and decidedly practical, with short, densely packed writing assignments interspersed with one-on-one writing clinics. There were three adults and three school students from Kwale. This workshop turned out to be intense but playful,…

Insight and Purpose

This 4-day experimental workshop at Aramesh in April 2019 was run by Edgar Kimathi and Narissa Allibhai, with Khalid Njowa, a guest teacher in Affirmative Art. The aim of the experiment was to test how Affirmative Art can combine with yoga, meditation and Tibetan sound healing. Narissa, also a participant, taught yoga every morning, and…

Community Workshop

Aramesh hosted 34 participants from all over the Kenyan coast region to discuss …. Story about the first retreat at Aramesh complete with all the amusing challenges experienced, lessons, memories and outcomes. + photographs

Local Actors Club

During the Aramesh Writers’ workshop, the teacher Alex Ikawa directed a short movie based on a plot developed by budding thespians from the local village Munje. These thespians had originally approached Dr. Keshavjee for help in developing their dramatic skills in order to make movies. They came to Aramesh and volunteered on constructing the amphitheatre…