Regrann from @cnnafrica – Kenyan photographer Brian Otieno has been capturing the lives of families in #Kibera, Nairobi – the largest slum in Africa – for a project called ‘Little Moms of Kibera.’ 25 per cent of girls there aged 15 – 19 have already given birth, and 30 percent of #girls drop out of school. “As someone who was born and raised in Kibera by a young #mother, I have witnessed so much struggle in such an environment and understand importance of a mom in a family,” says Otieno. Photo: Brian Otieno, Masterclass East Africa via @WorldPressPhoto #CNNAfrica

”My goal is to make a difference in the life of young children and girls, mostly those from low socio-economic background and born by HIV+ parents, to mentor them through intensive advocacy, abstinence, life skills programs and to see more girls in Kibera complete their secondary education.” Charlene Daphne is a social activist and a role model, committed to making a positive impact in the lives of many the youths in Kibera. #KiberaStories
Photo by ©Bryan Jaybee @Storitellah

From the archives: A huge crowd gathered at Kamukunji Grounds in Kibera on July 24th, 2015 following a daytime boxing tournament and an overnight musical concert organised to celebrate the visit of US President Barack Obama. Obama, who first visited Kibera in 2006 as then Senator in US, has a large following amongst Kibera residents. #KiberaStories Photo/Bryan Jaybee/@Storitellah

In our world, she’s been our source of light,
Taught us ways that took us to another height,
To always love and care and hold on to each other tight,
And in all endeavours, to keep our heads up and aim past the flight.
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom who raised me up. #KiberaStories #Storitellah
Photo by Bryan Jaybee @storitellah