Impact of COVID-19 in Mathare Slums

MAKING HAY WITH COVID-19

LIVING WITH COVID-19 IN THE SLUM

The world is fighting a common problem after so many years, Corona Virus has affected billions of lives across the globe and here in Kenya it has just dawned. The government through the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced mandatory wearing of masks and observation of social distance (at […]

BOXING GALS

Boxgirls is an organisation established to empower marginalised communities of Nairobi. Our reporter Lorna spends time with them, at Chemichemi Secondary School where the girls are passionately take up boxing as a sport.

ECO-POST

EcoPost uses 100% recycled plastics to make aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber for use in applications ranging from fencing to landscaping. Our reporter Annabel Gail spent time with them and she brings us this report.

SECOND CHANCE

A study by the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in 2012 showed, for example, that in Nairobi’s urban slums, 116 girls out of every 1000 girls between 15 and 19 had given birth. Early pregnancies thwarts dreams for many teenagers who cannot afford to go back to school because they lack both financial […]

HAIRITAGE CHRONICLES

Hairitage Chronicles is a village market with over 40 brands in the hair, beauty, fashion, and food space. The event is held annually with this year theme being Own Your Culture.  Our reporter Ursula Akinyi spent time at the event, and here is her report.