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Ken Okoth on his family's escape

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Gallery: Kids Share a Haunting View of Kenya

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Gallery: Kids Share a Haunting View of Kenya

Ken Okoth on his family's escape

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Kenya, as seen through the eyes of the child. Click to see the full gallery. Courtesy of Ken Okoth hide caption

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Ken Okoth grew up poor in Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Now a history teacher in Virginia, he still spends summers in Kibera. Okoth runs the Red Rose Nursery and Children's Centre, an orphanage for neighborhood kids.

In the summer of 2007, Okoth gave disposable cameras to kids from three local schools. The result, "Kibera Through My Eyes" is enchanting, ghostly, beautiful.

The gallery above give the barest glimpse of the project. Okoth links to all the images from the Red Rose website. You can learn more about Okoth on our show today, where he talks about helping his family escape the current violence there.

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