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Africalia works in Kenya with two organisations specialising in audiovisual techniques (Mwelu Foundation and Slum TV). These partners are located in two of Nairobi’s largest slums: Mathare and Kibera. In a country without any real cultural policy, they focus on training instructors in film-making and photography who can initiate young people in these media (photography, videos, documentaries and films), enabling them to present their stories of the slums semi-professionally.



Slum TV is a grassroots media organisation which produces audiovisual material ranging from documentary reports by local reporters to dramas and comedies made by young drama groups. Read more


The Mwelu Foundation is a youth project based in Mathare Valley, an informal settlement in Nairobi. These children and teenagers use photography and film production to document their lives and communicate their challenges – and their hopes – to the wider world. Read more