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Kibera

An open source project to map one of the world's biggest slums

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Kibera, one of the world’s biggest slums, is a “glaring omission” on Google Maps, says Erica Hagen, member of the Map Kibera team. Indeed, Kibera remains a blank spot in relatively well-mapped and densely populated Nairobi, the economic hub of East Africa. When I first heard of this project, my first thought was of the […] More »

Unique deaf school in Nairobi slum is a sign of hope for disabled Kenyans

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Patrick teaches at the Greenhouse Pre-School in Kibera. Tucked into a sunny courtyard, the school is not typically representative of Kibera, the largest slum in the world and often used to represent Kenya’s “darker” side. The 25 students Patrick teaches are deaf. While they might be silenced to the busy noise of the surrounding city, […] More »