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Global Citizen: How former students are helping Kenyan students believe in a better future

Emily Laurie, Managing Director of Future First Global, guest blogs for Global Citizen, an online campaign calling for an end of extreme poverty by 2030.

Men, women, boys and girls, are busy sifting through piles of rubbish to try and find some plastic, food, paper, old clothing; anything that they can sell for a few Kenyan shillings. This is the daily reality for most people who live in and around Dandora, Nairobi, one of the largest rubbish sites in Africa.  And this week the competition for finding something to sell increases, as school holidays start and students leave their classrooms to join their parents on the hazardous dump site.

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