Nic Hailey attends Raising Voices photo exhibition at Alliance Française

Nic Hailey at Raising Voices
Nic Hailey at the Raising Voices photo exhibition. Photo: Twitter/HCNicHailey

Last night, the UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, attended the Raising Vices photo exhibition at the Alliance Française de Nairobi.

Raising Voices is a photography project led by the Mathare Foundation and supported by the French Embassy in Nairobi.

The Mathare Foundation is a community based organization that trains children and young people in photography, performing arts and sports.

Guests look at the artwork at the Raising Voices event. Photo: Twitter/HCNicHailey

The main objective of this project is to reduce radicalisation among young people in the Mathare slums through photography workshops. Since September last year, 25 young people aged 8 to 16 have enrolled on the project.

Raising Voices
The Raising Voices exhibition at the Alliance Francaise. Photo: Twitter/HCNicHailey

For this particular exhibition, the theme was sports photography with cricket, football, volleyball and basketball all featuring in the exhibition.

Tweeting about the event, Mr Hailey described it as a “cool evening”, adding “great work by Eric, James & team with their talented kids.”

All the exhibited photographs on display were captured by budding young photographers from the Mathare Foundation.