ART: Kibera Kids

If you have not already seen this make sure not to miss out, a few days left! The Photo Start foundation, in conjunction with the Inua Mimi Rescue Centre, Kibera, is hosting a photography installation, “Kibera Kids Take Over”. The exhibition is up until April 26, 2017 at Alliance Française, Loita/Monrovia Streets, CBD – Nairobi. It features exceptional work created by children aged 6-14, attending or living at the centre, and includes images taken at the Inua Mimi Rescue Center, the surrounding Olympic neighborhood of Kibera, and Nairobi National Park.

All photos in the exhibition are shot by students engaged in photography workshops with mentors from Photo Start. This exhibition celebrates the voices and perspectives of the Inua Mimi Rescue Center children. Growing up in the slums of Kibera, these children are often ignored or forgotten, but this exhibition shares their stories with us. These young photography students have created amazing art and this exhibition showcases their ability to capture the beautiful in the difficult circumstances of their lives.

Photo Start is a non-profit foundation whose mission is focused on teaching life skills through photography to young children in distressed areas. Students learn soft and hard skills through photography to foster positive change, and to improve economic opportunity in the increasingly global community.

Photo from www.photostart.org

For more information about the exhibition and this amazing project, please visit www.photostart.org

2 thoughts on “ART: Kibera Kids

  1. 30 June, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    This is a really nice initiative, gives the kids hope for a better future considering their background

  2. 3 July, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Great initiative. this also breaks the habit of thinking that we can only become something through office jobs. breaking norms!

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