PhotoVoice is a participatory, qualitative tool that enables participants to use disposal cameras to photograph their everyday lives and capture their ‘voice’ through the photos they take.
The student's day
First of all I am a student in one of these colleges and I am sponsored. Am not very comfortable letting people know I’m from DRC… they may treat me differently. Many people think am from western Kenya since I have lived in Kenya for over 10 years. I came as a little child and I have lived with nuns. I have never returned to Congo because I have nothing to return to [sighs sadly] anyway this is how my day is like.
I try to use the Internet to understand the situation I do not get the picture. Every time I see things I try to imagine what it would be like if I was in Bukavu or Beni or maybe somewhere in Congo. I am very interested in computers and I spend a lot of time here. I have learnt a lot.
This is a photo of my neighbourhood ‘kibanda’ this is where I buy my groceries it’s not as expensive as to buy in town and you can buy in very small quantities. I pass by here every day in order to get my evening food before I read then go play.
This is a place for play station we pay 20bob (20Ksh) per game it’s very interesting. I am an esteemed customer hence I get a chance to play for free most times. I play different games from soccer to motor racing. It puts me at peace.
I cannot complain about where I do sleep because I know am lucky to have all this and sleep peacefully without worrying whether morning will come and I am still in one place. Another day is gone and I look forward to a better tomorrow.