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Collaborating with Future Design Leaders and Saving Lives

Justin Ahrens

Kibera is the second largest slum in the world, located in Kenya, Africa. Home to one million people, Kibera has no drainage system, so standing rainwater becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes, thus spreading malaria. Sanitation issues are rampant, too; there is so much trash that it is literally part of the ground people walk on.

How could a design firm and a group of students, located on another continent, ever begin to make a difference there or other similar situations in Africa?

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