News and Media

News and Media

Corona Virus

March 2020

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Corona Virus

All schools have been shut down, offices shut down, places of worship shut down, markets shut down; there are a countable number of people on the streets, supermarkets are bare. We have never seen anything like this. When we learned of the epidemic, many people downplayed the seriousness of it and continued with their usual lifestyle. There were even rumors that Africans are immune to the disease, until one person tested positive, then 3 then 9; now we are at 16.

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Career Guidance

March 2020

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Career Guidance

Studying is one of life’s most important tasks, but it can still seem impossible sometimes. This is especially true if you are trying to study something that you must learn but find little interest in the subject matter.

Many students are eager to finish school, get a college education, and ultimately achieve the dream job they have been desiring. When the students are asked what they would like to be after school, we generally receive a wide range of responses, but the big question is, what subjects must one excel in, in order to qualify for a certain profession.

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Women’s Day 2020

March 2020

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Women’s Day 2020

#EachForEqual was the theme for Women’s Day this year. This is a call for a gender-equal world. This was the 46th Women’s Day celebration.

Women have fought for gender equality for centuries. Every woman has the right to the protection of her human rights, equality in marriage, access to justice and political participation. Women need to be accorded values like justice, equality, and dignity. They need to be recognized for the achievements they have achieved globally.

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Transition from Primary to Secondary School

March 2020

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Research has shown that gender barriers conspire with other forms of disadvantage and discrimination to particularly affect girls and women negatively.

Culture which has a very strong hold over most communities in Mombasa, for example, has created a trend of male dominance leading to marginalization of young girls and women. The women and young girls are left to take care of children, perform household chores and engage in casual labor to feed their families. Cases of FGM, early marriages and pregnancy are rampant. Once a girl becomes pregnant, she is quickly married off to save the family from ‘shame.’

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Teen Social Problems

February 2020

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Teen Social Problems

Schools have been on a short break this past week and as the students went home, it was important to remind them about the risks that are out there. Boarding school can be boring for a teenager and any break in-between is always very welcome. Most of these girls, especially those in Form 2-4 are in relationships. As we tackle relationships both at home and at school, dating cannot be ignored; risky behavior at this age can affect the girls, and so making the right choices is key.

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Parents Connecting with Children

February 2020

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Parents Connecting with Children

We have been invited to give a talk to parents of one of the schools that we mentor. The school principal feels that there is a disconnect between the students and their parents. The parents are not playing their role and are letting their children down. Some of these parents drop their children off at school and do not see them again until the student finishes school, or, is in some sort of trouble and the parent is called in to help intervene. The children find their own way home when schools close and find their way back when schools reopen. The parents of these children have no clue how their children survive in school.

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Thogoto Teachers Training College Graduation

February 2020

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Thogoto Teachers Training College Graduation

In Kenya, the Pokot community located in the northern part of the country is one of those that practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In this community, the cut is performed on girls between 10 to 17 years of age.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

February 2020

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in news | Comments Off on The Power of Positive Thinking

“I never get it,” “nobody likes me,” “I always get everything wrong” …. Do you hear this kind of negative thoughts? These affirmations are common in all of us, but our task is to believe and demonstrate that we can do better than this.

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