Kristin Swardh is a 4th year BSW Student Completing an International placement in Kenya . Kristin wrote this article for the Aga Khan University East Africa Institute.
High crime rates, youth gangs and theft: these are just some of the issues we are told to watch out for when travelling to the Dandora suburb in Nairobi. When the same stories and phrases are repeated about the area, people start to believe it and stop questioning if another narrative is possible. If society sees you as a criminal or gang member, why would you want to live up to any other expectations? Luckily, the people of Dandora decided to write a new story for themselves.