Change My Stars Scholarship Fund: Puerto Plata, DR


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Tourism Roars Back To Life

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Mombasa, Kenya
Map of TOURISM ROARS BACK TO LIFE Life became harder and harder during the low season..where by thousands of workers earlier sent home due to the low tourist season are back at their posts,courtesy of the high season with its lies the hope for many who have for the past two months been strugglings to are a living in its wake at least 5,000 hotel workers were rendered jobless in the resort of malindi,watamu,kilifi and Diani after investors took off for holidays.Those who affect were traders,farmers,fishermen taxi drivers,cirio sellers,safari dealers land lords and money changes. Traditionally the low season rears it ugly head btn may and June when a large number of international tourists fly back home for summer holidays. Read more.
Related to project keywords: summer, tourism, tourists, tourist, two months

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

16-21 years old, in Kaimosi, Kenya
Map of LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL In my community at Bunyore Girls' High School, we value helping each other and bringing hope to the hopeless.It was the second term of our fourth year term of secondary or high school education.Since it was a school policy for the students to clear any fee balance or nay amount of money they owned the school,many students were sent home to bring the arrears.This was like an obvious thing to do but during our year it was not.One student was sent home to bring the arrears but two months down the line the student had not come back to school. It was later discovered that the student owed the school a large amount of money and she could not pay back the money by the date of the deadline.The class teacher, Mr. Makokha, sacrificed himself and urged the class to contribute any amount of money they had to help their colleague.The parents stopped in and contributed some money that was paid the students came back to school. Furthermore,Mr.Makokha helped the student to apply for a bursary and he is also one of the founders of "life-touch organization" in the school that contributes basic properties needed by a student in school and helps poor students feed comfortable and loved [in the school. Mr.Makokha taught us a remarkable lesson that will forever linger in our heart strings at whatever place we will live on this earth. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school students, student school, two months, class, student

Uses Of Trees

By a female, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of USES OF TREES Trees are very important to all human beings.Trees benefit us in different ways.A big percentage of kenyan land is not forested.this is a clear indication that trees are being cut both, legally and illegally. Trees can be used to build houses and furniture.this is important because we use this productin differents way for example in schools,pupils use wooden desks and chairs which are cheaper so that they can be comfortable when in home, we also use timber to produce wooden beds, tables, chairs and well units.In hospitals wooden furniture is wooden as well. Trees are also habitats for wild animals in the world. this is a benefit to the tourism sector.Many tourists from different parts of the world visits various countries in order to have better view of wildlife of different species.but the government of kenya has allowed tourist because they bring foreign exchange. Read more.
Related to project keywords: tourism, tourists, tourist, class, order

Child Sexual Abuse In The Community

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi/embakasi, Kenya
Map of Child sexual Abuse in the community On Thursday,we were invited by Reverend Ngatho,to go and speak to the parents of he's private school about child abuse and mental abuse since it was so common in the area. When I had to talked on sexual abuse,many concerns were from the parents. Most of them said they feared to report rape cases because they may not want to spoil the family's name if maybe the father or close relative commits it ok spoil one's name for example if its the pastor who's involved. We had to tell them on child's protection rights and the importance of reporting such cases. Also,they raised the issue of the chief's facing so long to write them the so required latters in hospitals and sometimes shut them down and hence one ends up not getting the required attention. I gave them a contact of MSF,a medical organisation who gives medication without thinking or asking for the so called chief latters and evidence,so as to protect and treat the victim first and provides guidance and councilling latter. They were so happy a brut the organisation and each and everyone of them took the contact. Read more.
Related to project keywords: private school, close, area, provides, getting

Food For A Living

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Food for a living The young men on the street of Amulemba are really trying their level best to earn a living by making foodstuffs on the roadside.They prepare snacks which they sell to the passers by at a fair price.Really some people prefer these foodstuffs to the ones they sell in the hotels.They may buy these foodstuffs and take them at breakfast and also sell these lunch and to others for supper.They also sell these foodstuffs to the school kids who come in majority.Nevertheless some of these young men are operating close to the roads where dust and germs may enter into the food and make it unsafe for consumption and also some people are throwing garbage near their operating area thus making the area unsafe for cooking food and also the municipal council is failing on its part by not picking up the garbage. Read more.
Related to project keywords: locals, prepare, area, really, making

Changing The Future Of The Youths

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CHANGING THE FUTURE OF THE YOUTHS Their is an organisation youth fund that is sincerely speaking changing our youths in our entire community .Sincerly speaking the organisation has made sure that the class eight leavers are getting courses and they are being taught .The organisation has got different courses including catering hairdressing ,welding and many others.I even thank the organisation they have helped a friend of mine who left school in standard eight.The organisation has helped the girl by teaching her the course of hair dressing and right now she is finishing the course and she wants to get employed .I thank the organisation very much since they have decided to help the children who could have gone in the streets to take drugs and enter into social evils like, prostitution , theft and many other.But the young youths are going to be something in the community will come up with our future to come presidents and mps and even vice presidents .I take this opportunity to thank the organisation very much for everything that they have done to our entire youth groups member in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: speaking, prostitution, class, future, getting

Enhance Our Natural Resources

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of ENHANCE  OUR NATURAL RESOURCES Our country Kenya is blessed with many natural resources that brings nature and tourism which benefits us alot.But there is a problem that is facing these natural resources.For example take lake Victoria,it is covered hyacinth which affect tourism and fishing along that area.Transport is also affected.An organization from the united state of America set the philip company to come and help Kenya save the problem of Lake Victoria being affected by water hyacinth. The organization arrived immediatley without any delay.The gave the government of kenya 1.6 billion Kenya shilling to help out sought the issue of water hyacinth.The government is still working out the problem with is almost over. Read more.
Related to project keywords: tourism, area, problem, affected, set
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Project Leader

Caitlin McHale

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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