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Bradley’s journey

27 Jan

It’s September 2014 and with a reinvigorated sense of purpose Bradley gets back to work with the Riverside children. He wanted to start by addressing these de-humanising perceptions of street children. His plan was to run a community event which facilitated informal interactions between street children and members of the local community in which they […]

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Dynamics of the street

27 Jan

Every base has a leader, known as a ‘master’ who is typically the eldest. For groups with older members, most masters are aged between 18 and 25. If there is no standout elder, then the master is usually the one who is known to be the most fearless, reckless and respected individual. The master typically […]

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Every street has a society

27 Jan

Bradley decided to see what was what. He took a trip to Kware where he found a spot with a number of street children gathered. Street children often operate in groups, with each one having what they refer to as a ‘base’ – a location at which the group congregate and centre their lives around. […]

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The Riverside Children of Nairobi

27 Jan

A true story and study of Nairobi’s street children and the people working to uplift them. Some names have been changed to protect identities. Capitalis [Eron Hotel, 5th floor, Kirinyaga Road, Nairobi, Kenya] [16/04/18 23:43] I walk to the far side of the hallway and look out north over the open stairway towards Nairobi River. […]

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Reportage: lijm snuiven met de straatkinderen van Nairobi

9 Oct

Straatkinderen in Nairobi bezwijken onder een nieuwe rage: terpentine snuiven, de opvolger van lijmsnuiven. De bijnaam van msii, zoals de drugs in Kenia heet, is jet fuel, want je raakt er net zo high van als een vliegtuig. Koen de Regt bezocht de kinderen, die leven van vuilnis. ‘Terpentine geeft me de kracht om dit […]

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In Nairobi zijn straatkinderen high van de terpentine

9 Oct

In de Keniaanse hoofdstad Nairobi leven tienduizenden kinderen op straat. Om hun zorgen voor even te vergeten snuift het merendeel terpentine. Een nieuwe en gevaarlijke trend die de ooit zo populaire lijm heeft vervangen. Op een oude autoband zit een aantal jongens knikkebollend voor zich uit te staren. Hun gemompel is nauwelijks te verstaan. Allemaal […]

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Life in the Streets

20 Sep

Life in the streets is hard. Especially for the young ones, as young as 7 – 15 years of age. They assume adult responsibility and work hard to make ends meet. The young ones wake up as early as 4 am in the morning, on a daily basis, irrespective of the weather condition, with a […]

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