it’s uniform

Growing up I never gave a thought to how difficult it was for some people to access school uniform; it was something that I took for granted until recently when I did an assignment for the Dignitas Project in Kawangware, Nairobi. I came face to face with realities of poverty and it took me back to primary school where some children constantly had dirty and worn-out school uniform. What some teachers and students thought was carelessness could just have just been poverty. The Dignitas Project works with schools in informal settlements in Nairobi (http://www.dignitasproject.org/whyweexist.php).You could see the joy in these children’s faces while receiving their first pair of new shoes and first set of new clothes. They were brand new and not hand-me-downs. Images of these children moved me and here I share them with you.

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And the girls could not be left behind; education and smartness are surely a pair.

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I couldn’t finish without capturing the little ones.

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“Let’s fix that collar, shall we.”

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“Here,let me help you tie your shoe laces.”

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A school girl from class four receiving her school uniform package from a Dignitas Kenya staff.

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One thought on “it’s uniform

  1. You are right, sometimes the means to dress up are just not there and it has nothing to do with one’s propensity for cleanliness

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