Josh Hayward | A Girl’s Life – In Kibera

Kibera is an area in Nairobi (Capital of Kenya) which is known as city’s largest slum division and Africa’s largest urban slum area. Film maker Josh Hayward captured heart-touching images in Kibera from views of a fourth grade student at the Kibera School. Her name is Eunice Akoth.

Filmmaker Josh Hayward is a freelance director and designer living in San Diego, California.

The text beneath Josh Hayward’s video reads:-

A Girl’s Life is one of five stories from the In Kibera project, sharing stories of life and hope from East Africa’s largest slum. See all the stories at

Eunice Akoth is a fourth grade student at the Kibera School for Girls. She has a passion for poetry, an aptitude for math, and a love of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. She has lived all her life in Kibera, and though she is only ten years old, she dreams of traveling the world, from New York to Melbourne, before returning to Kenya and becoming a doctor. Though she has been lucky enough to receive a free education, and is celebrated as an exceptionally bright student by her teachers, she also represents the far-too-common case of a girl who must overcome extreme obstacles in order to find a path out of poverty.

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Role: Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Calligraphy: Koji Minami
Color Correction: Ryan Gagnier
Sound Design & Mix: Wesley Slover
Music: Matthew Morgan, Ryan Taubert


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