Artform : Spoken Word Poetry
Sesley Nyame’kye Aidoo is passionate about making lasting change in her community. Nyame’kye, her Ghanaian name, means “God’s Gift », which constantly reminds her of her blessings and divine purpose. Sesley believes that she has the gift of sharing her skills, insights and blessings with others. Sesley is very passionate about helping her family, peers and community.
Sesley’s wealth of community experience extends from working with the Action for Neighbourhood: Change Working Women’s Community Centre with their Victoria Village Mural Project, in addition to being a member of Unity Charity’s UNIFFECT, a spoken word artists group for youth. In summer 2013, she facilitated an arts-based summer camp at Mother Theresa C.I. a partnership between Nia Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. She is in her second year of social work studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. Sesley hopes that her experience in the community and at Nia Centre for the Arts will prepare her for the challenges and opportunities that the future has in store for her.