Let’s Pull Together TM in Swahili
Harambee Arts: Let’s Pull Together, partners with African and Nepali grassroots programs to train local caregivers to provide art programs for vulnerable children and women in an environment that fosters their sense of joy, creativity and exuberance.
All around the world, using the arts, Harambee Arts is transforming and improving the lives of women and children who have suffered the devastating effects of trauma. In workshops and trainings based on a form of expressive art therapy, created by founder Gloria Simoneaux, participants recover from deep psychological wounds and are empowered to further heal themselves and help others.
Gloria Simoneaux is founding director of Harambee Arts (www.harambeearts.org), an expressive arts organization and training program based in sub-Saharan Africa and Nepal. Harambee Arts is designed to serve children globally who have been traumatized by illness, poverty, violence, trafficking, autistic spectrum disorder and other crises. Gloria taught Expressive Arts to counselors in Nairobi as a Fulbright scholar, affiliated with the Kenya Association of Professional Counselors. She is the Founder of DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children, has worked with pediatric oncology patients in San Francisco hospitals and is currently a consultant with Save the Children and other NGOs.