Kitengela Glass, a long-time neighbor to Nairobi National Park, is a hidden gem. Prior to entering, be prepared for the myriad of sculptures, glass art, and a variety of animals along the rough and wildly entertaining road to “Nani’s” Kitengela Glass.
Upon arrival, feel the magic of Kitengela by following the secret mosaic pathways leading to niches of busy artisans transforming recycled glass, scrap metal, and an assortment of other materials into beautiful artwork, jewelry, and home décor. Undoubtedly, a treasure trove for all to behold!
Kitengela Glass, founded in 1981, by Nani Croze provides a lively training center for over fifty artisans receiving on-going training and/or employment in various artistic disciplines. In addition to helping individuals make a living through their artistic abilities, Nani is committed to maintaining the natural landscape by planting trees, promoting renewable energy sources, and limiting waste. Additionally, Nani and her husband Eric are strong supporters of access to education for all individuals. This involves finding and promoting grant programs for children’s school fees, as well as providing space and guidance for adults in need of literacy training.