People & Their Quotidian Lives | Africa

Nomadic Education in Garissa, Northeastern Kenya. Pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa are constantly moving to find water and feeding points for their livestock. There are mobile schools to move with these communities, and students are also selected for scholarships at rural boarding schools, as seen here.

 

Photographer and Writer Jennifer Huxta is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these daily life images.  To see Jennifer’s body of work click on any photograph.

 

A woman takes a break from making and selling kebabs in Dakar, Senegal

 

Nursery School students during class at Destiny Junior Education Center in Mathare on 13 March 2014. Often UN Volunteers work at this school to teach classes in English and Math. The nursery school class is lead by the head teacher, Judy Odero, a community volunteer.
Mathare slum, the oldest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, was first settled during WWII, by many of the returning soldiers of the King’s African Rifles. Today, the population of Mathare is nearly half a million. George Gachie, UN Volunteer, project officer and community organizer, works with local organizations, women’s groups, and youth groups on the Participatory Slum Upgrade Program.

 

Gabriel Mujak Joak, a trader in Nyal market, South Sudan, offers food and other necessities on credit to trusted community members because he realizes it’s essential to support them.

 

A fisherman pulls in his net at the end of the day in Jinja on Lake Victoria, Uganda, in May 2016.

 

Jinja, Uganda

 

Digital Divide Data in Nairobi, Kenya

 

Nyaluide Machak, 25, grinds sorghum rations with a pestle on Nyoat island, South Sudan. Nyoat island has approximately 440 people displaced by the fighting between the SPLA and opposition groups. They don’t have a school, nor a health clinic. Many rely on WFP food distributions.

 

Sisters in law Bayak Kumy Baguor, 85 (in blue dress) and Linydit Wiew Goak, around 80, both blind and partially blind wait in line for a Mercy Corps cash distribution in Nyal, South Sudan, funded by the UK government, on 29 April 2017.

 

See also:

Sex Workers Fighting HIV In Western Kenya

By Jennifer Huxta

 

 

 

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