Every Student has A Story

Students in the Photo Start program learn how to tell their stories through the compelling pictures they create. But now, you can read the story behind the photograph. Make sure to check in regularly as more students are featured.



Meet the students

  • All Africa
  • Kenya
  • South Africa

Zaeem Tahier

Zaeem is a simple boy – he loves to play video games like Minecraft and PES Soccer, and he dislikes venomous snakes. He is a very specific young man!

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Zian Currow

Zian would like to have superpowers- he wishes he could be Spiderman. It’s no wonder his favorite video game is King of Fighters.

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Van Zyl Swart

Van Zyl Swart is a sensitive boy who loves animals and chocolates. He is also a rare student that doesn’t like video games (not that he doesn’t like them – he actively dislikes them!).

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Brilliant Rebecca

This is one student with a perfectly fitting name; she is just brilliant! She is a funny, sweet and responsible girl who is generous with her time.

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Brenda Charlote Awino

Brenda is as passionate about learning as she is about teaching. She is curious and hungry for knowledge, but what makes her special is how happy she is to share the little she knows.

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Brave Odongo

Just like his name suggests, Brave is indeed fearless. In fact, his confidence is quite something to behold. He speaks his mind whenever he has something to say.

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Shylo Peters

Shylo is anything but shy! She loves pizza and playing video games (particularly FIFA Soccer). As much as she loves pizza and video games, she dislikes ballet, spiders and cats.

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Austin Arula

Austin is a very strong boy with a big, loving heart. He is playful both in and out of class, and never ceases to make us smile.

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Aron Mdavadi

Aron is one of the brightest and most confident students in class. He understands his camera and isn’t afraid to say it and show it.

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Shaneecka Speelman

Shaneecka loves dogs, swimming in the sea, and laughing HARD. Shaneecka wants to be a middle school teacher at a public school in the future.

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Rudi Bakker

Rudi loves his toys – especially Hot Wheels – YouTube videos, and pizza. All at once. Rudi is very handy, and enjoys fixing broken objects, like cameras!

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Danika Lombard

Danika is a free spirit, which explains why she loves planes and bicycles so much! Danika likes to do what she wants, when she wants.

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Athalia Meyer

Athalia is an 8-year old from Cape Town. Athalia is very sporty – her favorite sport is soccer. As much as she loves sports, her brother and teachers make her happy the most.

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Abdul Yasr Maart

Abdul is a 10 year old who loves soccer, Minecraft, and spaghetti. He doesn’t like bullies, and he doesn’t like pork.

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Aldonia Arrison

Aldonia is a 12 year old student at Rietenbosch Primary School, in Rietenbosch, South Africa.

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Caitlynn Martin

Caitlynn is a student at the Carel du Toit Center, where deaf children learn to speak. She enjoys spending time with friends and with the camera.

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Daniel Mutua

Daniel, with his quick smile, is one of the most appreciative kids we’ve worked with, and also very generous…

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Duane Miller

Duane is a 15 year old student from Paulus Joubert school in Paarl, SA who wants to be a diversified artist when he grows up.

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Elizabeth Siangoi

Elizabeth wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. She knows she needs to work hard…

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Mercy Kageha

Mercy is a teen whose love for dancing is unmistakable. She has three brothers and one sister and her only wish…

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Victor Otieno Onyango

Victor is a teen who is not sure of his year of birth. He lives and attends school at Inua Mimi Rescue Centre…

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Ahlumile Mkati

For Ahlumile, fun is at the centre of everything! A student at Rietenbosch Primary School, Ahlumile has a kind heart. One of her top wishes is that all kids had access to candy – very sweet!

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