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Supporting youth community-based solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Kennedy is only 25 years. As a first born in a family of seven, he started working at the age of 16 years to support his parents in providing for the family. Kennedy’s parents earn a weekly allowance of $8 which is not enough to support his five siblings. In April 2020, Kennedy lost his [...]

By |2020-08-28T18:16:46+03:00August 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Kenya Menstrual Health and Hygiene Policy Brief

Menstruators in Kenya face various challenges, such as limited access to safe and affordable MHM products, the ability to change MHM materials and access safe and convenient disposal facilities, and limited access to basic facts and information on female reproductive health and menstrual hygiene. On 28 May 2020, the Government of Kenya, through the Ministry [...]

By |2020-07-30T12:07:06+03:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Kenya Menstrual Health and Hygiene Policy Brief

How two Kibera children are using comedy to pass covid-19 messages in the slum.

The closure of schools until January next year as a result of the effects of Covid-19 pandemic has presented parents with the challenge of finding creative ways to keep their children busy. In informal settlements such Kibera, where there is little space to play and the ever-present danger of children falling into bad company, parents [...]

By |2020-07-14T14:50:06+03:00July 14th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on How two Kibera children are using comedy to pass covid-19 messages in the slum.

Impact: Creating sustainable employment opportunities for youth in Kenya.

Most countries across the globe have been hit by the covid-19 pandemic and Kenya is not  an exemption. This has left many families with limited or no source of income thus unable to afford basic needs. Many parents have lost their jobs while others have been sent on unpaid leave. Consequently, meeting their families’ basic [...]

By |2020-07-10T18:32:05+03:00July 10th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Impact: Creating sustainable employment opportunities for youth in Kenya.

Teen pregnancies: The new nightmare for parents amid covid-19

When the President of Kenya announced the immediate closure of schools due to covid-19, this was the best move to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in schools and the community. We were protecting our children from what the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 11th march 2020 as a world pandemic. The Government [...]

By |2020-07-03T17:37:03+03:00July 3rd, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Teen pregnancies: The new nightmare for parents amid covid-19

The role of Kenyan leaders in fighting COVID-19

A day after the president’s address to the nation on Covid-19 status in Kenya, one of the political leaders allegedly called for a political rally. This politician did this in broad daylight. The police did a good job in dispersing the crowd. How could a leader be so careless, knowing clearly that his actions could [...]

By |2020-06-19T16:05:57+03:00June 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The role of Kenyan leaders in fighting COVID-19

Cooperation essential for successful implementation of the Menstrual Hygiene Policy in Kenya.

“In November 2019, as a menstrual health and hygiene trainer, I received an invitation to offer menstrual health and hygiene training to a group of teenage girls in a remote village in Samburu County. This became a transformative experience that has greatly contributed to my passion as a menstrual hygiene management (MHM) trainer. I could [...]

By |2020-05-28T12:35:21+03:00May 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Cooperation essential for successful implementation of the Menstrual Hygiene Policy in Kenya.

COVID-19: Moving from relief to development.

I grew up in Kibera slum. Kibera is the second largest urban slum in Africa and the largest in Kenya. The description of Kibera varies depending on your experience and the time you have spent in the community. This description shocks me “Kibera is heavily polluted by human refuse, garbage, soot, dust, and other wastes. The [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:14:57+03:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on COVID-19: Moving from relief to development.

Reducing the spread of Covid-19 in informal settlements.

It is a tough time for the entire world. Covid-19 is spreading and people living in informal settlements are afraid because most of them lack access to clean water, soap and sanitation facilities. We have developed a community solution to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Though the solution is temporary we hope this can be [...]

By |2020-03-26T15:31:31+03:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Reducing the spread of Covid-19 in informal settlements.

Let’s play our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in informal settlements.

As Covid-19 in Kenya surged to 15 confirmed cases as at March 23, 2020 fear sweeps the country. Rarely have so many of us been so afraid. The spread of Covid-19 presents the greatest challenge of our time, threatening our loved ones and bringing uncertainty to our society. Worst-case predictions have shaken our way of [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:19:21+03:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Let’s play our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in informal settlements.
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