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How an Art School Is Lighting Up Africa's Biggest Slum

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The Uweza Art Gallery is both an exhibition space and an art school, and it's financially self-sustaining. Here's what makes that significant. Kibera's kids ?" in a community of 250,000 that is under constant threat of disease and offers few opportunities ?" are freely encouraged to attend a space that nurtures their artistic talents without affecting their studies in regular school. It's a win for the art gallery and a win for youth self-esteem ?" but not all of the community's parents see it that way.

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