In the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, children live in extreme poverty with bleakness as a constant companion. However, out of this extreme desperation, hope still thrives.

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A dedicated teacher saw promise, helping students become talented ballerinas. In a bare, dim room these students work hard on a daily basis to master their art.

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Thanks to donated ballet slippers, students are offered an escape from daily turmoils.

From this slum that homes 700,000 people, a few dedicated dancers have had opportunities blossom for them and now scholarships, education and a bright future is a reality.

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