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Porridge and Rice

Porridge and Rice (PaR) is a British nonprofit organization which supports a network of six schools and a total of 1,000 children and 100 teachers in the impoverished outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Their staff is composed of volunteers with diverse professional expertise who provide an array of services: hygiene and health; financial management; education; building and classroom maintenance.

PaR operates in areas forgotten by the Kenyan Government and NGOs. They improved the health of children and teachers, provide clothes and food, and pay for teachers salaries and structural improvements. They empower teachers and parents to take action and to gain self-sustainability, this way guaranteeing continuous improvement.

A 2016 collaboration with Porridge and Rice led to a two-part series documenting the positive impact they have on hundreds of children, teachers, families, and, ultimately, their communities.

The first series documents the daily life of students and teachers at Lizpal and captured their excitement receiving new books from England to create libraries in each school. The second series combines portraits and summarized interviews of ten students ages 10-14 and nine teachers.