All posts tagged with: Kenya

Uncovering digital habits among teens in 'Africa’s Silicon Valley'

Publié 12 septembre 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Mary* (16) and Portia* (17) live in Kawangware - a low-income neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya. Neither are currently attending school – Portia is helping her family by looking after her older sister’s baby while Mary is studying to become a hairdresser to supplement her family’s income. Nevertheless, both have their own mobile phones and consider them to be prized possessions. They both started using Facebook about seven months ago, and when asked, consider themselves to be...


15 years old and 4 months Pregnant!

Publié 20 novembre 2013 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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Upon our arrival at Barsaloi in Samburu North (North-west Kenya), to coordinate and Facilitate a Gender based Violence response and prevention workshop, We got information that one woman had suffered injuries on her left arm that very night, after being battered by her brother in law. This incident caused a slight unrest in the small town that is out of network coverage and lacks hydro-electric power supply. The lady was rushed to the Catholic hospital nearby. During the workshop,...


Voices of Youth's Inspire Portrait was sourced from one of our very own users, Muyu. She took the time to interview someone inspiring and now we are sharing with you! Your name: Newton Ochieng Oduor Your age: 22 Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I was born in the serene capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. In all my 22 years on earth to date, Nyayo Highrise (Kibera) has and will always be my home sweet home. According to your busine...


Fresh Water For All

Publié 3 décembre 2013 no picture Kelly_GEMConnect_StJoseph_UnitedStates

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http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24049800 In September of this year, there was a recent life changing discovery in Africa. In the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya, a large supply of water had been detected. This pool of water is indeed clean, and can supply the country for nearly 70 years. This discovery was made thanks to scientific research of the area by use of satellite and radar. With clean water, this area will grow agriculturally, and economically. This reg...


Is there possibility of development without security?

Publié 10 décembre 2013 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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0n 30th October 2013, a student leader of Laikipia University Maralal campus was shot following a peaceful demonstration against the deteriorating security situation in Samburu. In November, two students lost their lives in Loikas the outskirts of the Samburu County headquarters- Maralal after being shot, a Samburu woman was shot in Barsaloi Samburu North. Two Turkana boys also lost their lives after being shot in Baragoi Samburu North. On 9th December a young boy in Nkabai, was at...


Cry of the Refugees

Publié 16 décembre 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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Interview with Bizimana Francois, a young filmmaker from Kenya. You can watch his PLURAL+ video “Cry of the Refugees” here: http://bit.ly/IZYYiI What is your video about? My video is all about the devastating living condition of families living in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in the northern part of Kenya. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? What inspired me to do this video was when I went there for volunteer work and was so touched b...


I have always had a thing for South Africa!

Publié 18 janvier 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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What can I say, South Africa has always been that country for me. I want to go there so badly. After I read the very well written article by Aulia (http://bit.ly/LlBZjH) from Indonesia who was talking about her love for India, I thought to myself, "hey, why not pen down something about my most favorite destination as well." This thought brought back all those wonderful reasons I have for South Africa. Have you ever heard someone speak zulu? They have this thing where they do...


YOUTH Innovation: Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum

Publié 21 février 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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When I came across this article I was so glad that youth are actually taking it upon themselves to provide a sustainable and renewable energy source in Kenya. NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a hot afternoon in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, but 32-year-old Michael Matare is comfortable in his tiny room. The house is brightly lit by two plastic water bottles jutting out of the ceiling. Between them hangs a 100-watt bulb, but it isn’t needed. "Since I got these sola...


Youth Unemployment: Kenyan intervention

Publié 5 mars 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Of late, I have been deeply interested in two fundamental development issues in my country; one of them is the commitment of my government to addressing youth unemployment and the other is in conventional development approaches, especially on their effectiveness and whether there is need for us to shift to other more innovative models like say, cash transfer or social entrepreneurship. A policy analyst who I respect a lot named Kwame Owino once said that our government had a la...