During the OneTouch Live:Nairobi-Bujumbura road trip we did last September, we came across the ‘Sharing Youth Center’ in Kampala where about 200 young kids are taught breakdance every evening. Several dance schools in Kampala came together and started this iniative to have kids expend their energies in a positive way. We were really inspired by how Africans are changing Africa without need for donor aid.
Next time you’re in Uganda, look for this Center and encourage these guys
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Yesterday I met a friend based in Juba, South Sudan who hasn’t been back since December 20th due to the civil strife.
I have been thinking alot about the friends I made there during their independence. I had been contracted by their Govt to photograph the celebrations.
People were so happy. They were in the streets till all hours if the night just dancing and shouting ‘Freedom!!!’. There was so much hope after succeeding from the tyranny of the North.
Now I am sad because power hungry people are returning such a wonderful, rich and potentially rich country back to a State of Fear. I don’t know who is wrong in this fight, all I know is, people do not need to die.
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So the boy in my previous photo has a sister, Faith, in pre-primary class who LOVES school. After fetching water from the river, she does her homework in the dying light of the day before she helps her mom with supper.
Their dad is a struggling farmer looking to improve his yields through agroforestry.
I pray she becomes my president, someday. #XperiaP #Xperia_nceKenya #EnigmaImages #Snapseed #Sony_Xperia
This looks like a sad story but it isn’t.
As much as it saddens me that many Africans have little or no access to safe drinking water, I met this fella and his sister at a river. I was with my fixer going to meet their dad. I took his sister’s 5 litre tank and offered to carry his but he proudly said ‘No! I can do it.’ and I was humbled.
One does not need to have much to be proud of what they can do. How much more, me, who has access to more!?
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