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.