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My Life: Kids from Kibera

  • Kids from Kibera
  • Kids from Kibera
  • Kids from Kibera


Kibera in Kenya is one of the largest slums in Africa and its home to thousands of children, living and playing on the streets. It can be a dangerous place, but that doesn’t stop our cheeky, streetwise gang from getting on in life. They’re dancers! They’re performers! They’re writers! They also have a lot of talent in business – collecting and selling plastic bottles to raise extra money.  Things rarely get our canny entrepreneurs down, but will it all be too much when they form an acrobatic troupe to prepare for the biggest performance of their lives – World Circus Day? With all the outside pressures of survival will they ever get it together?

Originally broadcast on CBBC, 18 February 2015.



Eugene Mwangi Mwaniki

With Thanks to: 

Alex, Bophine, Cleophus, Tifa and Eugene

Vivid features

The fruitful Talent Centre

Judy Oloo

Chief John Kipkoech Mutai

Titles Music:

George Kallis


John Whittington

Grade and Online: 

Ian Ballantyne

Dubbing Mixer: 

John Cobban

Production Team:

John Ngaruiya Kaku

Christopher Olwenyi

Ryan Small

Collins Otieno

Duncan Odhiambo Oloo

Assistant Producer: 

Lucy Wamweya

Production Coordinator: 

Marie Rooney

Production Manager: 

Justine Leahy

Head of Production: 

Maddy Allen


Joe Speirs

Executive Producer for BBC: 

Kez Margrie

Executive Producer for Keo Films:

Nigel Pope

Filmed and Directed by: 

Justin Purefoy

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