The Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya, has a reputation for poverty, crime and overcrowding. There are few opportunities for its children.
However, there is a charity operating there which aims to change this in a novel way. The Mathare Foundation, established and run by local volunteers like Eric Omwanda, teaches photography to children from Mathare.
Here, a student is coached by Mathare volunteer James Otieno, who was a runner up in the Canon Kenya Photography Awards.
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The photos offer a unique, insider's insight into life in Mathare, and capture nuances and details that might be missed by an outsider. In this photo, a woman's stall remains open to sell vegetables into the night.