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.
Just over two months ago, I left Vanuatu after a year of island life. I’ve got an
island count of 12 out of 83; not so bad. Classic Vanuatu memories: the
weird noise that geckos make, the overpowering smell of pineapples in
the market during pineapple season, having a tan (kind of) while being a
redhead, the most beautiful and dramatic sunsets I’ve ever seen and
getting up close with active volcanoes.
Here are some my favourite photos from beautiful Vanuatu.