Sanitation and hygiene are amongst the biggest problems in the informal settlements of Nairobi, with their flying toilets, the lack of clean water and unsafe places for children. This 99th episode shows that through sport and ballgames like ‘clean hands race’, or ‘world toilet cup’ the children in the slums can learn at early age about sanitation and […]
Kenya is in mourning. The 148 students who were killed by Al Shaabab terrorists at the campus of Garissa University left the communities in Kenya brokenhearted. The young innocent victims died trying to get an education. Kenyans are asking why their government did not do more to prevent the attack. Citizens of Nairobi shared their grief in Uhuru Park and many people pay […]
Repair and reuse your plastic wares instead of buying new. Watch our 97th African Slum Journal. When you live on less than a dollar a day, you like to repair it. For 50 Ksh, half a euro, Musila repairs broken plastic containers in Majengo slum, Nairobi. His work is called ‘chomelea’. In this video Musila tells us that the job […]
Youths in Korogocho slums, Nairobi express themselves in their mural art. They paint messages of hope and change. The young artists inspire their community by drawing positive images and messages to change their society. When you grow up in Korogocho slum you can also make a change. The slum residents like these murals. Many slum residents give permission for the […]
Matatu graffiti art is hot in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya’s president lifted the ban on matatu graffiti art recently. The matatu drivers in Nairobi compete which bus has the best graffiti art. Donald, aka Donnaz, and Kevin Muchiri, aka Kevs Auto, are both matatu graffiti designers. They have their own themes on the buses. More than a thousand […]
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