Photography, film production and community projects in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya
Just outside Mathare a local bus is set ablaze by demonstrators who are against the ruling government. Post election violence has erupted in Kenya following the announcement of the poll results by the Electoral Commission naming president Mwai Kibaki as the winner.
The Mwelu Foundation is a youth project based in the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya. We use photography and film production to document our lives and communicate our problems - and our hopes - to the wider world. We have set up a library and are taking positive steps to improve our livelihoods by building essential life skills. Through our initiatives we also hope that we can begin to displace the myth that slums like Mathare are dead-end places with no potential or home-grown talent.
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