Better life than war and poverty for Bogota youth


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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Female Genital Mutilation

By a male, under 16 years old, in Pokot, Kenya
Map of Female genital mutilation Female genital mutilation have been growing in this country. This done by some few communities which claim that that is part of their culture. Although, they have seesed from withdrawing this behaviour the constitution of Kenya has taken root to cub this problem. The constitution has put it on notice that whoever is found carrying out this kind of service has be arrested and strict actions be taken upon him.It was recently that over 200 girls ran out of their homes and went to the police station to secure themselves from being multilated. Otherwise, the constitution itself demands that this is crime and does not contribute towards the rites of a child. Even if some communities are striking hard to retain this culture, the constitution is even taking serious actions upon them. This has greatly help the females to fight for their rights and now the campaign over this threat has been greatly reduces by this laws of Kenya through the constitution. Read more.
Related to project keywords: country, communities, put, service, growing

Better Education At Last

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of BETTER EDUCATION AT LAST On one of my holidays which was two years ago, i decided to visit my grandmother who stayed at our farm house back in the village. I arrived well, and was warmly received. After a short while i joined a nearby local government school to start my holiday tuition which my father had said that should attend. When i went to the school on the first day i was astonished to find pupils as old as my elder sister still in primary school since i was the third born in my family the shock grew when i heard the kind of English that our English teacher talked during the lesson. It was he was mixing English with a vernacular language. After doing some research i found out that it has been so for a long time and this has been due to poor education lack of enough and appropriate learning equipments and teachers who lacked skills. When i returned to the city i informed my father about this and he immediately informed the necessary authorities action was taken and from that day learning has been taking place smoothly. Read more.
Related to project keywords: english, place, teacher, learning, kind

Supporting The Hiv/aids Victims

16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of supporting the HIV/AIDS victims Many women who have been infected by HIV/AIDS,sometimes are being ignored by their husbands or families.They get stigmiatise by themselves and lose right of association. Some due to their health standard they become very poor as they are not able to go to work because they are so weak to do any work brought to them. One organisation has come out to identify and assist such kind of persons some who have been identified have been receiving some medicine and free foodstuff to enable them continue with their lives. Read more.
Related to project keywords: work, lives, right, association, kind

Together As One

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Together As One This has been one something that has been not into a big moody in the whole society. Female Genital Mutilation has been one something that could strain developments in our society at this particular moment. Through the government and other agencies, this has been something of the past at the moment. Building of locations that have the aim to house them and make them more vulnerable to our current society and make it something possible for all of us to scale to greater heights. Here they are provided with all the necessary counsellation they can be offered and this makes it possible for them to have a second life to live and have success in their dreams. Read more.
Related to project keywords: provided, big, vulnerable, offered, possible
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Project Leader

Alexandra Tamara

Bogota, Colombia

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