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Chickens for Kimaru

Sun Feb 19 2017 02:15 • 15 min

Article 28 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: ‘Every child has the right to education’

A couple of months ago, the father of the ten-years-old Kimaru passed away and now it is even more difficult for him to keep his head above the water.

He lives together with his mother and little sisters in the slums of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Kimaru does his best at school because he knows that good education will make him successful in the future. Unfortunately, his mother can no longer afford his school fee and Kimaru is kicked out of school; something that happens often to children living in the slums.

One day, aunt Ursula comes to visit the family and brings Kimaru a box of chickens as a surprise. If all goes well, the chickens will soon start laying eggs every day, and Kimaru will be able earn 15 euro a month.

This will supplement his family’s income and will be enough for Kimaru to go to school again. But rearing chicks is not easy at all for a city boy like Kimaru. Will he succeed in starting a small business in eggs to help meet his school fees?

Chickens for Kimaru premiered at Cinekid 2016.

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