International Day of the Girl: Why adolescent girls living with HIV need more support

Jane lost her parents to HIV, unfortunately she was also born positive. She had lived with the virus for 15 years. Jane’s life starts in a remote village in Homabay county where she born and grew up. The difficult life of living with relatives after her parents died forced her to travel to travel from [...]

By |2020-10-10T10:47:45+03:00October 10th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Covid-19 inspired me to tackle youth unemployment.

Martin Kabugi graduated from high in 2019 with hopes of joining university in 2020 September. In January 2020, Martin was introduced to Garden of Hope Foundation by one of his friends. He immediately enrolled to join the leadership and entrepreneurship class while looking forward to his first day in the university later in the year. [...]

By |2020-09-21T17:05:27+03:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Covid-19 inspired me to tackle youth unemployment.

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|Comments Off on Supporting youth community-based solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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.
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