childrens classes

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Ballet dancers in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya one of biggest slums in Africa. The ballerinas (ballerinos) are young students who study dance for fun, made possible through a program run by U.K.-based charity Anno’s Africa, which provides alternative arts education to over 800 children in Kenya. The classes are taught by Mike Wamaya previously worked as a dancer throughout Europe.  His classes focus on both the physical and mental well-being, that promotes confidence-building.  The children feel and see how much they can accomplish if someone gives them the chance, in turn improves their self-esteem and makes them stronger in their daily life.

Photo series by Fredrik Lerneryd h/t huffpost

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Andi Wellinger delights crowds of fans gathered at Mühlenkopfschanze with his victory and two excellent jumps (147.5 and 135 meters), Willingen 29.1.17 (Andi wins, gets hugs from eveyone, and everyone is happy 💖 😍 😌)

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AU from THIS post from @kentsmashkov​ where Kent is a Kindergarten teacher, and Alexei picks up Zimbts’ kid once a week from school.

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“Sir.  Um.  Sir?  Ummm…”

Kent turns, fighting the urge to swipe at the globs of sticky paint on his cheek.  But Félix is one of the most persistent children in the class, so he folds his arms and stares.  “Yes, Mr Z?”

“Um but you haff some paint.  On your face.  Juste là.”  Then he swipes at his right cheek.

To be silly, because for all that Kent isn’t really a silly person outside of this classroom full of fives and sixes, he swipes at his left cheek.  “Did I get it?”

Félix giggles and shakes his head.  “No.  There.  There,” he stresses, and points.

Kent swipes his fingers through the paint, knowing it’s only made it worse.  He can feel the sticky acrylic adhering further to his skin and it’s gross, but lord knows after teaching kids for nearly eight years, he’s been covered in almost every substance known to man.  So yeah.

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