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5 year old Metui Kelow, showing his morning class assignment

5 year old Metui Kelow, showing his morning class assignment in his class notebook at the Natoishe Preschool located in the Mbirikani Province of Kenya, Africa. Each year I do my best to volunteer photography services to a non-profit in need of visual communication materials to help in fund raising and spread awareness. I have just returned from a volunteer photography assignment for a foundation named Big Life Foundation working in the Mbirikani Province of Kenya, Africa. The foundation's primary focus is to support 300 wildlife rangers to protect wildlife from poachers and human conflict when animals leave the protection of the Amboseli National park. The foundation also supports many community projects such as Education and Wildlife Scholarship Programs, which financially supports school children with their school fees, uniforms fees, and boarding expenses. During my visit I was given the privilege of photographing 3 schools. The Natoishe Preschool was one of them and where I met 5 year old Metui Kelow. Metui is smart boy that enjoys learning. Already at 5 years old his favorite subjects are learning the english language and geography.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Mbirikan, Kenya
Copyright: © Matilde Simas