Build a Classroom for At-risk Children in Thailand


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Escaping Poverty

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of Escaping poverty An organization works exclusively in rural areas to help young people escape poverty by supporting education & income generating activities. The main aim is to create sustainable models for increasing incomes of the poor & better access to education & healthcare. It give young Kenyans a chance to save, to work their way out of poverty & to increase the prosperity of their communities. Read more.
Related to project keywords: education &, poverty &, work, build, better


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of CROCODILES At first it was a good idea when the area member of parliament constructed a place where he used to keep crocodiles. At first he had bought two crocodiles a male and a female and had kept them in a big concrete walled structure which had kept them in a big water coming in and another out. It was like a mamba village. This crocodiles rapidly grew in number and it became so dangerous to go swimming or grazing or taking animals for a drink in that river because this crocodiles landed on anything that came on their way. Lives have been lost and sometimes this crocodiles got into nearby homes and killed animals and small children. What seemed a good idea had turned into a tragedy for the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: rapidly, concrete, keep, grew, water

Space International

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of space international with prices of land and office space skyrocketing many entrepreneurs finding it difficult to get rental places. companies and organisation are competing for this rental place and as a result of high demand for this rental places, the prices the price for this office space are shooting up sharply and this has posed a great challenge to many organisations and entrepreneurs. tom solve this problem,space international has come up with an idea of setting up hourly based offices to attract young entrepreneur as well as business travellers. this address services that allow users reduce traditional or normal office costs while maintaining business professionalism. this idea has really helped young entrepreneurs as they find their way into this hourly based offices, do their work privately without strain of monthly rent. Read more.
Related to project keywords: costs, space, work, land, reduce

Water Conservation

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of WATER CONSERVATION Water is valuable resources without which form of life is not possible.It is also a major limiting factor to crop production in kenya as most parts do not get enough rain fall.During the rainy seasons, there is a lot of water flowing from roof top over the lands and into the river.In oder to conserve water in the semi-arid and arid areas where is huge volume of water is lost through direct evaporation or through transpiration by there is a need to construction of bore holes to hold water for future use.The government is working on ways to conserve water in arid and semi-arid areas to mentain the moving on of it's subjects. Read more.
Related to project keywords: roof, get, need, resources, construction

The Heroine

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Sondu Near Kisumu, Kenya
Map of THE HEROINE Ordinarily, school heads have been known to ensure that the school objective of maintaining a good performance and nurturing of student for better persons in future but, this has been an opposite theme as had been seen by the Principal Agai Mixed Sevondary School in Sondu. Why do I say this? This principal madam J.D.Atieno has acted in a manner that has capture a number of other school heads to copy her. Under her management, she has always ensured that students get what the deserve. In that, she has never sent student home for school fee because they need not to be punished as it is not their wish not to pay in time. This as acted as a motivation to parents to work hard to clear the balances in good time and to students to ensure a steady competion. Hence a boost in the school motto academics to eradicate poverty. On the other hand, of all the big named schools her school has been ranked highly disciplined school in the region. This is because of irrespective of when you commit a mistake, the punishment will have to take its course to correct you. This will be carried forward until even after you will get punished when you come to pick your result or after this has improved hence achieving school vision "Discipline for excelence ". Read more.
Related to project keywords: pay, get, time, need, better

Helpers Who Need Help From Others

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kiluhura Disrtict, Uganda
Map of Helpers who need help from others In Kamalya sale they do not have water and even roads where by they are complaining that they do not have roads where to pass to take their goods this made them anyed because they have no money to educate their children and this brought complain amang them where they took their complain to sub-county leaders but no one could hear their complain and this made them to receive poverty in their areas and low education amang their children, they are not creative because they do not work and they have no security because they are nit free with their leaders. Read more.
Related to project keywords: creative, work, need, free, water

Mututho Laws

By a male, 22-30 years old, in The Whole Country, Kenya
Map of Mututho laws This one is very famous all over Kenya.Why many hate this great visualizer in Kenya.Thou we are free from slavery and colony but we like being slaves of our hobbies and likes.In Kenya people will never reason properly when it comes to alcohol.Majority its consumed to the last cent in then pocket and other to the friends too. Being a drinker in Kenya has become a crisis.Its all about time and dates.One doesn't just wake up one morning and start drinking alcohol from morning to morning and expects to work scotts free. Mututho the member of parliament came in and changed things in this country it has to occur r to drinker to stop being alcoholics and begin building the country in Kenya one starts to drink at 5.00 pm in the evening to as early as 11.00 pm at night on week day and during public or special holidays and weekends one drinks from 2 pm in the after noon up to 2 am in the morning only.This reduces the consumption of alcohol greatly. Read more.
Related to project keywords: time, work, free, building, early

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