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Today, I taught a little girl to spell her name

Monday 23 March

And she lit up like a star for it!

This really is a fascinating volunteer project. Our classroom consists only of a small little hut on the beach. 222 more words


Airtel secures future for Mathare slum youth

Hannah Njoroge has been providing learning at no cost to hundreds of children in Mathare slum area before the Kenyan government declared primary education in public schools free more than ten years ago. 424 more words

Child Labor

Eviction from paradise

Thanks to Jane at Making it Write for nominating me for this challenge.

‘What is the clamour, Mercy dear?’

My boss at the milliner’s, Miss Flint, had appeared on the pavement behind me, stern as a figurehead, eyeglasses wedged on her bulbous nose.

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Annette Street

Cold steps fall away
in the crumbling darkness,
Halls that bleed noise and
smoke from desperation,
Chipped colours that fade
like life struggling
between the cramped walls, 57 more words


At The River


On 11/3/15 we joined Fieke on a trip to Athi River to assess its water sanitation and waste management situation. We were accompanied by representatives from Umande trust, ENGO, women’s groups, youth groups and other social workers. 607 more words


Favelas: As Cidades do Amanhã

O filme “Favelas: As Cidades do Amanhã” (Canadá, 2013, 81′) observa estruturas construídas em uma escala humana e proporciona um olhar íntimo em seus habitantes. A produção nos leva a uma viagem através dos continentes: a Mumbai, Índia, onde existe a maior favela da Ásia; a Rabat, Marrocos, no que antes foi uma fértil área agrícola; a uma ocupação em Lakewood, New Jersey; a um bairro de trailers em Marseille, França; e a uma comunidade nativa em Kitcisakik, Quebec. 184 more words

4ª Mostra Ecofalante De Cinema Ambiental

Just Another Night

A dying stray dog,
A wet concrete road,
A speeding car.

Someone’s dream was broken that night. Someone’s heart was shattered.

The rains poured heavily like the tears of the dog who could never cross the road to find it’s master. 99 more words