Tyron D’Souza is an emerging documentary photographer who is committed to discovering stories of sacrifice and commitment to personal values. Focusing on people and their struggle with the world around them, Tyron captures the challenges and successes that help them lead a satisfying and purposeful life.
Tyron is currently focused on telling the story of Charles Mulli and the Mully Children’s Family (MCF) in Kenya, Africa. The Vision Statement of Mully Children’s Family is “to see the children, young people and the marginalized members of our society access justice, social and economic empowerment, and lead a decent and dignified livelihood.”
Mully Children’s Family isn’t just a place for the abandoned children of Kenya to receive food and shelter. It’s a true family environment that teaches their children to care for themselves and care for one another. In addition to basic needs, the children receive an elementary and secondary education that is one of the top rated in the country. There are recreational activities where they also excel at a national level. The children of MCF are filled with hope, enthusiasm, and pride, both in themselves and their future.
“Again, of all the things that come to us by nature we first acquire the potentiality and later exhibit the activity (this is plain in the case of the senses; for it was not by often seeing or often hearing that we got these senses, but on the contrary we had them before we used them, and did not come to have them by using them); but the virtues we get by first exercising them, as also happens in the case of the arts as well. For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them, e.g. men become builders by building and lyreplayers by playing the lyre; so too we become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”