End the Backlog of Untested Rape Kits in the U.S.


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From Grass To Grace

16-21 years old, in Nairobi/starehe, Kenya
Map of FROM GRASS TO GRACE Back in the 90's Kenya was a sovereign state but by then only few individuals would make an impact in the country or community.Back then you have to be mindful or watchful or rather mindful of what they said or else the next thing you would find yourself under closed bar,be you a journalist,a minister or a common mwananchi whoever you were did matter less by that time. But thank God all this changed and the media (kenyan) has greatly foughtful for our right.it has educated us on our rights and even aired to us how countries have been able to fight for their freedom of speech and expression. Today kenyan can free express their anger and joy towards the government where they feel there is need for reform without fear.this has helped the government perform its duty since the media can easily interogate it,publish if to the community and the angry community re-elects them. Read more.
Related to project keywords: reform, publish, today, individuals, feel

A Father And A Friend To Evryone

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of  A FATHER AND A FRIEND TO EVRYONE In Huruma slums of Nairobi lives a man at the heart of everybody comes in conduct with him.A pastor commonky known as Baba Emanu and father to one son is universal father to everyone.he is a servant and a mentor who inspire every person. one exceptional and unique character.i have never seen anywhere not even my own father ,is his free heart,self-denial and saviour of many.he surprised many when he left his own house to accomodate four young ladies who had been evicted by their landlord.filled with love.sympathy he rented a room in a hotel as he struggled clear their areas for 3 weeks. satisfied that,that was only a temporal measure he went an extra mile of opening a shop .he placed two of them to be incharge.his mouth is inspirational ,encouraging and has given hope to those who flt they cant make it in life.He has never fail and i dont think if he will stop soon helping people with petty things such as giving food,housing them and encourage.He is an icon.A friend and indeed a father to everyone regardless of where you come from.God bless him and expand his territory. Read more.
Related to project keywords: unique, expand, two, known, seen

Water Safety

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Chavakali, Kenya
Map of WATER SAFETY There is a saying that says water is life.This is true but the question is,Is the water safe for consumption?This has been a challenge in the recent past but thanks to ENO Environmental Online,an organization concerned with environment issues.ENO mobiles a group of youths whom it sent for water testing tools which they use to test the water and know it's salinity,PH and purity so that people can consume water that is safe,with those tools,these youth divided themselves and started a project on testing water sources and advising people on how to improve the purity of the water before consumption.This has prooved fruitful because since they started the project there has been reduced number of patients with water born diseases. Read more.
Related to project keywords: online, tools, improve, issues, testing

The New Face

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/langata, Kenya
Map of THE NEW FACE The kenyan Media is not only set out to bring news and entertainment to us but rather issues tha touch at heart. There is a reform in the media and one of the people that have brought a new face to the media is the news anchor Lilian Muli Kanene. She has been able to visit those neglected in the society, mingle with them, get to know their feelings and bring them to the lime light for us the viewers to see. Among the programmes she has done is the lookdown series that really caught the eyes of so many of us. She visited men an women behind bars of very serious crimes, some sentenced to lige imprisonment but was able to show us that this people despite their mistakes had changed and some in the process of reforming. She helped some of us change the perception we had towards prisoners and realised that they just but humans. She also runs a programme on drug addicts trying to fight themselves against them. During this time we get to hear what happens when one sniffs, injects or takes tablets of drugs. The repacations that come with drug abuse. In the end we realize that this problem. Read more.
Related to project keywords: reform, light, heart, issues, takes

Child Abuse

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi/embakasi, Kenya
Map of CHILD ABUSE Everyday we hear cases of child abuse,our children are harrassed sexually,verbally,Mentally ,Phsicially and even neglected.As a result they potray certain traits in the ,fear ,low self esteem ,poorrelation,not confidence on what they do. Its for this reason that community transformers in conjuction with medicines San fronteeres are set out to teach and inform every child of their rights and how they are violeted. Community transformers visits schools and tell the children and inform every child abuse such as rape ,molestation or even phyisical abuse among others. Medicines san fronteers offer offer voluntary services of rescuing victims of abuse especially sexual abuse .The victims undergo counsellling,proper medication and their cases forwarded to relevant authorities just incase they want that. The fight against child abuse by this two organization has made aware of their rights and also helped the parents be able to identify and notice when kids are sexually abused. Read more.
Related to project keywords: sexually, two, rape, child abuse, hear

Shedding Light

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Lwengo, Uganda
Map of shedding light Common Wealth people association Uganda calls itself center of poverty assistance.Its mission is to help and provide caring facilities around the world.It helps in shedding the light on many issues. Read more.
Related to project keywords: helps, provide, light, issues, mission

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Joanna Colangelo

New York, NY United States

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