AFRICA’S SMALLEST LIBRARY

AFRICA’S SMALLEST LIBRARY

Peter Otieno Cyril believes that everyday is an opportunity to do good and that every child has the potential to achieve their dreams. In the Smallest Library in Africa, Peter inspires children in his Community to believe in their dreams. Ursula Akinyi spent time at the Library to bring us the story.  

BEAUTY IN TRASH

  Facing marine pollution and unemployment, Julie Church a marine conservationist born and bred in Kenya, started a company that collects discarded flip-flops from beaches and transforms them into animal sculptures. Our reporter Ursula Akinyi visited Ocean Sole Kenya to bring us the story.

FEMALE REFEREE

In the world dominated by men Judith found herself, by ensuring that in matches, rules are adhered to and arbitrating on matters arising from the play. It is her hope that she can inspire more ladies join her in the field.

WATER ATM

The earth is covered 71% by water, yet water shortage and rationing in Nairobi Estates that lasts for months has forced water companies to come up with more innovative ways to provide the residents with this precious commodity. Our reporter Vivian Awour visited Mathare slums for their famed water ATM.

ANWAR THE ARCHER

To Shehzana Anwar archery is not just a sport but a passion endorsed by the Prophets . And as she prepares to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympics, she hopes for nothing but the best. As she shoots for the stars, African Slum Journal wishes her all the best.

WAR ON FGM

An old cultural custom against marrying uncircumcised women is blamed for the rampant FGM cases, especially in Tharaka Nithi one of the many counties that still continues to practice the outdated culture of female circumcision. Our reporter Ursula Akinyi tells us of the intensified campaigns on FGM.

Hair salons in Nairobi

Hair and beauty salons in Nairobi

One of the most popular jobs for women in Kenya is working in a hair salon. Or even better having your own. With the trainings of  Paul Mangi, salon entrepreneur, ‘the ladies are guaranteed of a job’, he tells. They learn about the new styles their clients want, about the latest fashions of weaving styles. You […]