Portfolio: Projects: Kenya: Kenya_10_Umbrella_02

Seeking shelter from the rain with his second stringers, Austin offers instruction to other players involved in a scrimmage during an afternoon practice. His daily volunteer efforts coaching idle neighborhood kids on a small, vacant lot have become so well known in Nairobi’s Mathare Valley slums that the makeshift field has taken on a moniker of its own: ‘kwa Austin’, or, ‘of Austin’. When he is not busy coaching, Austin is also well know in the neighborhood as a dealer. He acknowledges that selling contradicts the positive social value of his coaching.

Seeking shelter from the rain with his second stringers, Austin offers instruction to other players involved in a scrimmage during an afternoon practice. His daily volunteer efforts coaching idle neighborhood kids on a small, vacant lot have become so well known in Nairobi’s Mathare Valley slums that the makeshift field has taken on a moniker of its own: ‘kwa Austin’, or, ‘of Austin’. When he is not busy coaching, Austin is also well know in the neighborhood as a dealer. He acknowledges that selling contradicts the positive social value of his coaching.