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Mathare slum kids champion art and film

Future stars are born in the ghetto with platform for creativity

In Summary

• Initiative has nurtured talents in photography, modelling, acting and film production 

Evans Onyango applies makeup to Samantha Seline
Evans Onyango applies makeup to Samantha Seline
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Slum Frames on Saturday held a kids' film production at Mathare 4A. The films by the Wakanda and Transform groups are creative and informative contents developed and produced by children. 

“Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen huge numbers of teenagers getting pregnant, engaging in drug abuse and crime. With this initiative, we provide them with tasks and classes to keep them active and safe," said Jacob Onyango, who’s the founder.

 

Speaking during the production, Evans Onyango alias Spartan, said they are teaching children how to apply creative film makeup. “Locals have received us so well and we aim to make the society a better place.”

Judy Wangare on set
Judy Wangare on set
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Franklin and Grey act
Franklin and Grey act
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Camera enthusiast Rachael Atieno
Camera enthusiast Rachael Atieno
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Tony Onyango (R) on set
Tony Onyango (R) on set
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Tony Onyango holds a mic stand
Tony Onyango holds a mic stand
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Acting in progress
Acting in progress
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