Photography, film production and community projects in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya
These kids are playing pool on a miniature home-made pool table. They have marbles for pool balls and the soles from old rubber shoes as cushions. A stick is used as the cue.
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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