Gender Based Violence: The Role of Men.

By |2019-11-29T14:35:53+00:00November 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|

It is 11pm, I am struggling to finish my homework due 8am the following day. It has been raining the past two hours, I have to consistently change my sitting position due to the leaking roof. My two brothers and sisters are staring at me, bundled in one corner of the house they can’t find [...]

A Call for Men

By |2019-10-16T16:39:21+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Girls are now aware that they can do more than is culturally expected of them, and nothing is stopping them. The question is no longer if the girl is well empowered but whether the boy has been prepared to invite them into these spaces and accommodate them. Creating a society of equity is not for [...]

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We are failing our girls.

By |2019-10-16T16:40:27+00:00October 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|

17,000 participants and 30,000 activists streamed into Beijing for the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women in September 1995. 189 government representatives debated. It is only fair to say that the debates were sometimes heated. The conference took two weeks and as a result, all the countries adopted the famously referred as Beijing [...]

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Sexual Consent Age: The Big Debate

By |2019-08-30T15:57:07+00:00August 30th, 2019|Uncategorised|

In Kenya, if you are under 18 years of age, there are things you cannot do. These include; voting, holding an elective position, driving, working, marring, suing or being sued and so on. I have been working with teenage boys and girls the past seven years.  I get to meet many adolescents from all walks [...]

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Why should men care about Menstruation?

By |2019-07-12T16:10:15+00:00July 12th, 2019|Uncategorised|

The class is full of students. From their faces you can guess that they have been eagerly waiting for this day. The students are between 13 and 17 years, from the back you can hear them giggling and whispering, probably happy that the visitors have arrived. The teacher tells me there are 100 student., “Great, [...]

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Our Story

By |2019-07-12T17:17:51+00:00July 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|

When Victor Odhiambo, founder of Garden of Hope Foundation was working with a local organisation in Samburu he was approached by a teenager who asked him for Sh50 to buy sanitary pads. This later inspired him to start addressing issues affecting girls Q: Your first online campaign was a big success. Tell us about it. [...]

What does peace and diversity mean to a Student?

By |2019-07-12T16:21:16+00:00August 9th, 2017|Uncategorised|

NAME: DAVID NELSON SCHOOL: MASHIMONI SQUATTERS SECONDARY SCHOOL  ESSAY: PEACE AND DIVERSITY David Nelson winner of Garden of Hope Foundation essay writing competition. Peace and diversity are very essential components in our day to day life activities. You will totally agree with me that each and every individual in the country is behind [...]

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The effect of demonstration in the life of a student

By |2019-07-12T16:28:41+00:00June 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|

“Teargas canisters were thrown outside our class room- Kibera student”. Willis is seen in this photo carrying one of his fellow studentsPhoto :Katie G. Nelson On May 23, 2016, chaos broke out in Kibera's Olympic area after the police allegedly barred local youth were allegedly from participating in a peaceful demonstration to evict [...]

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