All posts tagged with: Kenya

Restoring the hope of slum children through education

Posted December 15, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Right in the heart of Korogocho slum,one of the largest slums in Nariobi,Kenya sits a small complex made up St John’s Informal Community School, a small amphitheatre that also doubles up as the church during masses, a basket ball court and a two building that houses the St. Johns community library. The complex is boarded on one side by shanties the other side by the polluted waters of Nairobi river and the Dandora dump site. Many youth living in the slums will tell you that i...


The 16 Days of Activism against gender violence is an international campaign. It starts on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness on gender based violence prevention and response. This sort of violence affects men, women, boys and girls in every other culture and society. In Afghanistan 92% women and girls are mostly abused by family members including sex...


#mydressmychoice Protest

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Grace Kiunga

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As I walked through the streets of Nairobi yesterday, I met a mob of people who most of them were women holding a demonstration. This was a peaceful demonstration in protest of incidences where last week three women were stripped naked by men for wearing miniskirts. Most of the people wore short skirts and some of the men in the protest wore skirts and dresses in solidarity to the women. Celebrities too joined the protest including major prominent leaders. The social media and the...


Say NO to violence against women

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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A woman is a human being who can be your mother, sister, child, aunt, cousin, grandmother, employer, wife and not an animal or stone. It is very sad that at this day and age women are getting stripped naked on the streets of Nairobi by men who accuse them dressing indecently. Not one but four cases in a span of two weeks that have been reported without those reported still anonymous . The same men who are supposed to be protecting women are taking violence against women to...


I am the change I want

Posted September 24, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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I first set foot in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, in 2008 when I came to begin my college education. Life in the city was quite different from what I was used to in the village. For me, a city was supposed to be a better place than my village but then the reality on the ground was opposite. Heavy human and vehicle traffic pissed me off; but the worst was to come from garbage that lay along the roads and the estates. When the rain fell, the wastage would block the drainage s...


A heroine gone too soon

Posted August 25, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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She signed the consent forms and went to the operating room not to save her own life but of someone else. She never made it to live to see her dream come true. This is the sad story of a 29 year old Kenyan girl who accompanied her uncle to India for a kidney transplant so as to save his life. Three days after the transplant Rehema passed on after developing complications. According to the Nairobi star, mid last year Rehema’s uncle was diagnosed with a kidney malfunction tha...


What’s great about my community?

Posted July 9, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Seeing as this is my first blog post, I will start with a short introduction so that we can get to know ourselves a little better. My name is Christopher Onoka and I am a 19 year old Kenyan currently studying civil engineering in Germany. I love basketball and I am a proud foodie. So now let’s get down to business. Over the course of the next 6 months I am going to upload a blog post weekly, talking about a wide range of topics that all have to do with the youth. Discourse is...


Educate Not Mutilate in KENYA

Posted June 17, 2014 no picture DivinityFoundation

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It's hard being a Maasai girl living in Oloitoktok, when our fathers want us to marry old men for cows, when our mothers want us to undergo FGM (female genital mutilation). Who can we turn to? Who will help us? We are helpless in this world while they torture our bodies and our sell our lives. Yesterday in my town of Oloitoktok we celebrated "Day of the African Child". A day when all the children in my town marched strongly chanting "Education is Power" .." Teachers we say NO to...


Satao, the biggest elephant in Africa is dead

Posted June 16, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Animal conservationists in Kenya are in tears. Kenya has again lost one of its treasures to poachers. Satao, is the name of the elephant whose carcass was found tusk less a few days after it was shot dead by poisoned arrows. According to Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Satao was shot dead by poisoned arrow on 30th May 2014. ‘The arrow had entered his left flank and he stood no chance of survival. We spotted his carcass on 2nd June but to avoid any potential false alarms, we first...


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