Janeth Lootha and Elias Samso
beside the ACT stand

On Saturday September 16th over six hundred people attended the Earthdance Global Festival for Peace held at Masai Camp, Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa.

During the day visitors were able to listen to music, watch cultural dance troupes, browse around stalls selling arts and crafts, and enjoy the ambience of the venue. At night the music stage was transformed with clever lighting and imaginative decoration to host several local bands each with its own eclectic sound and recorded music played by different DJs.

The organizers at Masai Camp decided to generate money for The Arusha Children's Trust for its projects in Arusha and the Rift Valley. ACT benefited from the previous events along with other NGOs.

ACT wishes to thank and acknowledge everybody who came to Masai Camp to participate in the event and all the sponsors, musicians and other performers who donated their time, skills, effort and money to make Earthdance 2006 such a memorable event.

The profits from the event will be used to build and furnish a new classroom for the kindergarten in a Masai village outside Arusha.

Many thanks to Wieke van Leeuwen, the manager of Masai camp, and her team. The global festival united via Internet over 200 cities in over 50 countries to celebrate Earthdance's 10th anniversary year. In Arusha this was Masai Camp's third hosting of the event.