Break Poverty Cycle By Educating Girls In Turkey


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By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of Equality In my community girls were married at an earlier age which was not wise.They droped from school after being cheated by some villagers and impregnanted. This gave them a graduate to marrige.They were even married by those of age of their fathers and grandfathers.They were sold in exchange of cattle.There came a gender equality that girls were to be treated equal to boys.And the law was passed that anyboy found to impregnant a girl will take care of the child as the girl continued with her educationBut this worked in a few months then people forgot until it was implemented that anybody found will be jailed for 10 good years. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gender equality, months, age, married, continued


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of POLITICIANS Politicians are people i have never trusted in my life. sometimes they can have ideas but greed overwhelms and they even forget their ideas and service to the wananchi only to satisfy themselves. In my constituency during 1997 elections a certain high school headteacher went into politics to vie for the seat of area member parliament. He had such good ideas and promises that made people in my constituency to see him as a preferred candidate to help them given that he had been a headteacher of the area and knew the problems of his own people so the entire constituency saw him as the most suitable candidate. Come the election day, the guy was voted in as the area M.P and that was just the last day of his appearance to members of his constituency.He went to Nairobi together with his family and surprising his voice was never had in any parliamentary proceeding for the five years that he was in term as the area M.P . No one could even access and someone we thought to be a right idea and solution had now turned out to be a betrayer and a total failure. Read more.
Related to project keywords: politics, voice, area, high school, come

Promoting Education

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of PROMOTING EDUCATION Education is the greatest development towards improving the living standards of people.In kenya most provinces have educational faciliteis but they are not enough for the rising numaber of students and pupils who need the services of the educational facilities. Specifically in kibera slums, there are libraries that have been put up to help the students with their studies during the time they are out of school. Some NGOs have also come in to put up schools and support the already existing schools with books and other facilities like constructing buildings.the government of kenya have also implement a free primary education programme.Though it is facing some financial problems,it is atleast a releaf. Due the high population more still need to be done in the education sector and more investors are needed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: libraries, educational, support, schools, students

Safe Sex Campaigns

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Mumias, Kenya
Map of Safe sex campaigns HIV/AIDS has been a major threat to many people some have feared to openly talk about it and even go for testing. Those feared to be having it were isolated, neglected and humiliated. However none of the people was even willing to use a protective measure to atleast curb its spread. Ignorance of existing of condoms in shops and VCT centers. Imara Youth Group have changed this view and going around Mumias town preaching on measure of eradicating HIV in society. They do this in form of drama entertaining while passing massage. Their effort have lod to realising of HIV in society making people to walk together regardless of their HIV status. Read more.
Related to project keywords: campaigns, ignorance, society, use, making

Respect Of Culture

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of Respect of culture The projects organisation called Bangawa was started to organise all Bangawa youth to save money and help each other during important functions like wedding ceremonies,graduation partners and the like. Most youth have benefited from this organisation some have got jobs married on the proper cultural way.The cultures of Uganda as a region are also preserved. Read more.
Related to project keywords: graduation, cultural, youth, married, projects

Establishing A School In The Locality

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Buyoga, Uganda
Map of ESTABLISHING A SCHOOL IN THE LOCALITY It is true in Kibiigwe Dukomonsimbi district had for many years lacked a secondary school forcing parents to forward their children to distant schools thus questioning the academic performance of that area. Thanks for Engineer Mawardo who for now three years has established a secondary school in the area. Read more.
Related to project keywords: establishing, schools, parents, area, years

Ending Illiteracy

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of ENDING ILLITERACY illiteracy is the greatest hinderance to employment hence does not promote development. Most Kenyans are still illiterate mainly because of the high requirements needed for education. Some areas dont even have formal schools yet some have the schools several kilometers away from their homes. This makes the schooling process a tidious and tough one. Non-governmental organization have tried setting up or supporting the existing schools to expand yet there is still a lot of work to be done. The distribution of schools in Kenyan districts is not equal. This makes it difficult for other people to get even the basic knowledge that is offered in primary schools. By increasing the number of schools, the government and Kenya as a country will be able to deal with the issue of the illiteracy because almost everyone will be able to deal with the issue of illiteracy because almost everyone will be able to easily access the schooli9ng and other educational facilities that are useful. Read more.
Related to project keywords: illiterate, schools, areas, mainly, supporting

The Doctorate

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Village
Map of The doctorate There is a person that told us, by education, it doesn't mean that to be successful you have to have gone to university. In actual fact, some of the richest people in the world never went beyond high school. However, education enables you to increase success. This is because, especially in an emerging market like our beautiful continent Africa, education acts as stimuli for achievement. you are able to secure better jobs and experience which gives you a hands up. That is why many people in the corporate world are going to study for masters and doctorate degrees. The more educated you are, the more your radar signal appears to blink. I believe that if I had not had a doctorate, that the person could not have a doctorate, he would not have received the same appreciation. Read more.
Related to project keywords: corporate, high school, university, social, increase

Hope For The Future

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Serem, Kenya
Map of Hope for the future HURUMA Youth Sacco is an organisation that has brought light to many youths in Kiambu. By setting up anti-drug associations. this has helped many youth to disengage in activities like drug abuse which led to many theft cases, rape, and murder in the community. Rehab centers are set up by this organisation making them change to better citizens. It engages students the youth into sport activities and pieces of advice makin' them forget the drugs. The community hope that their children reform into good citizens. And were assured that once someone steps in their rehab centres he will come out transformed and nice. long live this association. Read more.
Related to project keywords: youth, come, students, activities, association
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