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Break time at Ilnarooj Primary School (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 31

Break time at Ilnarooj Primary School (Maasailand | Kenya)

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KENYA, Nairobi : A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi on July 28, 2014, reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. Kenya takes pride in being a union of “42 tribes”, but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics. “There has been a surge of dangerous speech,” said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi’s sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA
Jul 30

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KENYA, Nairobi : A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi on July 28, 2014, reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. Kenya takes pride in being a union of “42 tribes”, but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics. “There has been a surge of dangerous speech,” said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi’s sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA


The girls entering. Two by two, in each other’s embrace. (at Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 29

The girls entering. Two by two, in each other’s embrace. (at Maasailand | Kenya)


This is one of my favorite photos from my trip. These young women have incredible strength and have endured much hardship. They have escaped early child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and reside at a safe house. Some, sadly, have endured FGM. What I admire most about these young women, and what has truly inspired me, is that they do not allow their past or circumstances to be stumbling blocks in their lives. They have immense drive and determination to be someone and help others. THANK YOU to those who have donated to my fundraiser. With part of the proceeds, we have been able to buy food/cooking ingredients to keep the girls fed for months and focused for their studies.  (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 29

This is one of my favorite photos from my trip. These young women have incredible strength and have endured much hardship. They have escaped early child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and reside at a safe house. Some, sadly, have endured FGM. What I admire most about these young women, and what has truly inspired me, is that they do not allow their past or circumstances to be stumbling blocks in their lives. They have immense drive and determination to be someone and help others. THANK YOU to those who have donated to my fundraiser. With part of the proceeds, we have been able to buy food/cooking ingredients to keep the girls fed for months and focused for their studies.  (Maasailand | Kenya)


Eunice kneading the dough for the chapatis. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 29

Eunice kneading the dough for the chapatis. (Maasailand | Kenya)


N E W F R I E N D S. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 28

N E W F R I E N D S. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Eid Mubarak 💛 | Mosque of Tierno Seydou Nourou Tall. Corniche, Dakar, Senegal. December 2013.
Jul 28

Eid Mubarak 💛 | Mosque of Tierno Seydou Nourou Tall. Corniche, Dakar, Senegal. December 2013.


Khanga collecting.
Jul 26

Khanga collecting.


More of the ceremony ❤️ (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 26

More of the ceremony ❤️ (Maasailand | Kenya)


Not my soda, btw. My Maasai friends insisted it be in the photo, so that I’ll “look like a boss.”
Jul 26

Not my soda, btw. My Maasai friends insisted it be in the photo, so that I’ll “look like a boss.”


My students during recess! Bright, motivated, young things. | Oloshooibor Primary School. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 26

My students during recess! Bright, motivated, young things. | Oloshooibor Primary School. (Maasailand | Kenya)


One of my favorite shots of Serouni.
Jul 26

One of my favorite shots of Serouni.


She was having a good time 💛 (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 26

She was having a good time 💛 (Maasailand | Kenya)


One of the students I taught at the local primary school. She LOVED being photographed.❤️ (Maasailand | Kenya)
Jul 25

One of the students I taught at the local primary school. She LOVED being photographed.❤️ (Maasailand | Kenya)


A West African in East Africa, mistaken for an East African. All good. | FYI, I’m back in NY. Consider these all #latergrams :). (Kiserian | Kenya)
Jul 24

A West African in East Africa, mistaken for an East African. All good. | FYI, I’m back in NY. Consider these all #latergrams :). (Kiserian | Kenya)