‘Who am I?’ is a project in Kibera, Nairobi that uses photography and storytelling as a way to increase awareness of self and community with regards to social and economic opportunities and rights among Kibera youth and by extension empower youth to participate actively in the change and evolution of themselves and their communities.
Who am I is a project that is run by Wale Wale Kenya in collaboration with Venna Odhiambo, a Kenyan multi-disciplinary artist and Paulina Sarbinowska, a Swedish photographer and communications professional. The secondary goal is to equip them with practical skills that will help them do so including photography, writing, research and storytelling skills. It was founded in 2019 with the help of Wale wale Kenya interns, Cecilia Wallen, Veronika Ljungberg and Hanna Skaj. In it’s first edition it involved twelve youth from Kibera and each of the pictures featured below represents personal stories told by the youth from Kibera, Venna and Paulina. They were exhibited in Kenya (November 2019), Sweden (February 2020) and are now featured on our website. We hope you enjoy and write to firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase any of the pictures, volunteer or partner on the next edition of the project.
KIBERA MY COMMUNITY
KIBERA; MY HOME AND ITS PEOPLE