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...


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...


Blind teacher continues to beat odds

Posted November 17, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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The first cry by a newborn baby usually signals a successful delivery. But to Martha Munjuri, it was a cause of worry as she suddenly realised that she could not see her crying baby. “I could hear people talk and my baby cry but I could not see them. I had been in the labour ward for some days. On this particular day at around 5.00pm the pain became unbearable and I was rushed to the theatre to deliver through caesarean section. I woke the following day in a dark world,” she...


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...


Anytime you think of giving up, think of a Caterpillar

Posted August 18, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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In this life everyday is a new day. Each day comes with its own joys and sorrows. There are days one feels like the world is crumbling right in front of them. Anytime that moment presents itself always think of the caterpillar. Yesterday the caterpillar was a larvae but today it is a beautiful caterpillar.


Stop the senseless killing of innocent children

Posted August 5, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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How do you console a child who has become a victim of war? How does one console a child who has lost almost everything - from her parents, friends,home, limbs etc. in a war that she understands nothing about? It is heart breaking to see children as young as one month wail helplessly in Gaza hospitals with injuries incurred after someone threw a missile to them. It is even choking to see a lifeless body of a child who can't defend himself or herself lay by the roadside or in...


Are you aware of this year's UN international youth day theme?

Posted July 21, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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In 1999 a UN assembly set aside 12 August of every year as the UN international youth day .Since then every year different issues that were thought to be affecting the youth were set as themes of the day. Different stakeholders sit down and discuss various ways of dealing with these issues and measures are put in place to address them. This year’s theme is ‘youth and health matters ’ with the slogan mental health matters. According to World Health Organization(WHO) in eve...


Socal media day

Posted June 30, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Today 30/06/2014 is the social media day. Since I woke up in the morning I have been reflecting on what real this day means to me as a social media user. I have a face book account, twitter, linked in,google docs ,blogs amongst others. But how well or bad do I use these platforms and what effect do they have on my life and those who view whatever I updated. To be sincere with you I have not once but many times had to unfriend some people after I felt they were posting things that d...


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  • diana kagwiria

    A young lady who uses her communication skills and knowledge to empower the society


    Member since May 30, 2014


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