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Mathare music centre gives voice to Kenyan youth living in slum

Billian Okoth runs Billian Music Family, a youth centre in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Through music and dance, Billian empowers youth to make change in their community, and in the process giving them a chance to dream of a brighter

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Creating a Slum Within a Slum

NAIROBI, Jul 22 2014 (IPS) – At the eastern edge of Nairobi’s Kibera slum, children gather with large yellow jerry cans to collect water dripping out of an exposed pipe. The high-rise grey and beige Soweto East settlement towers above

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#RightsMedia report: #Childcare and #education for #Arusha #orphans

Happiness Wambura founded LOHADA – Loving Hand for the Disadvantaged and Aged – in 1998. She took in children from the streets of Arusha and began running an orphanage and, a few years later, a primary school in the city’s

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The proliferation of e-waste in Africa (full length documentary)

Used – second hand- electronics arrive on the shores of Ghana to help bridge Africa’s digital divide. Much of what arrives from North America, Europe and Australia is beyond repair and ends up at an Accra slum known as “Sodom

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