A photo of children sitting on large bricks while dirty water flows through what seems to be their mud-walled classroom has been circulating on Facebook in September 2021 with the claim that it was snapped in Zimbabwe.
But does the photo really show a classroom in Zimbabwe? We checked.
Frequently misused photo
The headline on Tuko reads: “Netizens angered by viral photo of pupils sitting on bricks in flooded classroom.”
The articles reveal that the classroom is at Mangororo Primary School in the Ganze sub-county of Kenya’s Kilifi county. The photo was taken in Kenya, not Zimbabwe.
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