SECOND CHANCE

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 […]

AUTISM AWARENESS

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterised by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviours. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Kaizora Consultants is the only  centre in East Africa that provides internationally recognised and supervised ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) services for individuals on the […]

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.

SPEAK OUT

Jane started organising forums for girl but most girls would never open up the few who were talkative would speak. That is how the idea of Talking Boxes was birthed talking through anonymous note. Our reporter Ursula Akinyi spent time with them, here is her findings. 

SHARING A SMILE

Cleft lip and palate is a gap on the upper lip or the roof of the mouth. This disorder is present from birth and hinders a child’s smile. Our reporter Linda spent time with the Kenya Progressive Nurses Association, who are offering free operations to children and adults in partnership with Operation Smile.

THE DANCER

Every year, Dance Center Kenya and the dance school in Kibera supported by Anno’s Africa hold auditions. The 10 top students gets scholarships to train with Dance Center Kenya twice a week.  We join our reporter Gail Annabel, as she spent time with them.

CHARCOAL PELLETS

In Kenya charcoal and wood fuels are an essential energy source, catering for over 80% of its population. Due to the growing demand, production of charcoal has led to the destruction of our forests. However, BrightGreen has been on a mission to provide green cooking energy to homes across Africa through agro waste. Our reporter […]