FCN's One Spark top 5: Introducing 'Theater on a Mission'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Theater on a Mission is a group of local high school and college students who will be performing during One Spark this week, hoping to raise money for their mission trip to Africa.

They've been the top vote getter in the First Coast News version of the One Spark voting contest on Facebook.

The group, composed of kids of Douglas Anderson, Sandalwood, UNF, FSCJ and UF are heading to an orphanage in Bondo, Kenya, to teach the kids there about performing arts.

"It's about teaching them self-confidence and self-expression," said Chelsey Cain, a UNF freshman who founded the group.

She's led this team to Kenya before. Aside from teaching the orphans about theater, they also accomplished some other great things during that trip.

"We put on a show and actually raised enough money in country to get running water to the orphanage," Cain said.

And this time they're hoping to raise money for a new school house in the village.

"Right now these kids have to walk six miles to school, so if we can get this built it'll really make their lives better," she said.

It's a very One Spark kind of idea, using creativity and the arts to do practical good for kids in need.

You can learn more about Theater on a Mission by clicking here to like their Facebook page.

You'll find them on South Laura Street outside the landing during One Spark, which runs April 9-13, you can vote for them using their creator number #20124.


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