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Slum Girl

Anne Akoth Agar

Nairobi, Kenya

Programme Coordinator, Polycom Development Project

"I love it that people can get to know my story and be inspired!"

Slum Girl

Living in Kibera is part of Anne's experience. However, it is not who she is. Finding strength in the hardships and acts of discrimination she has endured as a "short, slum girl", Anne comes to terms with her past and learns to re-channel her anger. Thanks to sports, her shame and rage transform into a thirst to support local girls and empower them to see themselves beyond the label of the slum.