Education is a special gift that should be given to every child. Sadly, that gift was recently taken away from a wonderful boy named Stephen, and orphan at the orphanage TOM works with. He was tragically hit by a car and killed on his way to school. Going to school was not the easiest task for kids like Stephen. He and the other orphans were forced to walk 3 miles to school everyday, crossing dangerous traffic, fields filled with trash and harmful objects, and un-paved roads. Theatre On A Mission has made it our goal to make sure no other kids have to risk their lives just by going to school. Our team will be going back to Kenya in 2016, to start the ground-breaking process of building a school that is directly across from the orphanage. Not only will this school be a huge relief for the daily lives of these kids, but it also comes with a very special component. This school with be a school of the arts---the first school of the arts in the entire region of Kenya. Our team is extremely excited and passionate to take on this project, but we need your help and support. To build the school TOM must raise $500,000, which may seem like a lot, but to us Stephen is worth every penny. Let's do this for Stephen!
It began with one girl's dream to meet and inspire a young orphan she sponsored in Kenya. She wanted to bring the joy of theatre to children who might never get the opportunity to experience it. She asked a few of her friends to help her take a theatre camp to that orphanage in Africa and Theatre on a Mission was born!
Theatre On A Mission (TOM) is comprised of performing arts students with a passion for the arts and the desire to make a difference in the world. TOM works with orphanages and schools in impoverished locations using the arts as a vehicle to raise funds, awareness and resources for the children.