Food Crisis Hits Horn of Africa


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Ambitious Plan Has Started Stilling Perennial Hunger.

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Turkana, Kenya
Map of Ambitious plan has started stilling perennial hunger. As the nation struggle and at the same case it has been strugling for many years to emerge from a severe of famine and drought that have exposed hundreds of thousands of kenyans to the risk of starvation,an ambitious plan for long-term project,to alleviate perennial hunger problem,is in the words as now in action. The government has come old with a play that seeks to put least one million acres of land under irrigation in the most famine affected areas.They have started that beautiful project at Turkana North,where they have started an irrigation scheme.Many residents had benefited from irrigation scheme.They are no longer voilet dependants. Read more.
Related to project keywords: severe, long-term, hundreds, risk, million

The Sweet Potatoes Veins

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Rukungiri, Uganda
Map of THE SWEET POTATOES VEINS Mr. Kamanyi Charles from Rukungiri works with an organisation called Joint Energy Environment Protection (JEEP) JEEP deals with the supply of sweet veins. They sensitize people or community about their benefits like provide vitamin A for improved eye sight, increase in food production. It has also taught people new agricultural skills and creativity by making sweet potato juice, pancakes, chips. It also helps the community by providing for them market like in schools, teaching them how to transplant from nursery bed to main garden. This has led to improvement in people's standards of living, increase in food production and incomes for all community members. Read more.
Related to project keywords: food production, increase food, making, improved, teaching

Kenayns For Kenya

16-21 years old, in Turkana, Kenya
Map of kenayns  for kenya Jaguar, Kenyan artiste who is community known as for his music joined the bandwagon of Kenya for Kenyans unitive in avid to help the starving Kenyans. he was recently in lodwar in efforts to raise funds for the famine victims he performed at youngsters club in lodwar in effort and all the proceedings from the show and went to the section in the community. he also plans to walk from lodwar to turkana where they will present donate their hunger struck residents.he also assures that he has talked to a few of his friends and who agreed to sponsor him for gruelling the walk he say that the money raised by the sponsors will also go to the famme relief efforts turkana is one of the areas has been worst hot by food crisis and many people have died due to the famine.many kenyans are in a bid ton helpn them out because they believe that they are helping a fellow brothers or sisters who will help in building a future tomorrow. Read more.
Related to project keywords: food crisis, tomorrow, worst, kenya, efforts

Tsunami And Earthquake In Japan

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Tokyo, Kenya
Map of TSUNAMI AND EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN Tsunami and earthquake are the most feared in the world. As our friends in Japan, a strong earthquake triggered a small tsunami along Japan's Northern coast last Thursday and shook buildings hundreds of miles away in Tokyo. there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. Some train lines in the North Eastern prefecture of Iwate were temporarily stopped after the magnitude 7.3 quake. Tohokan Electric Power said that their was no damage to their nuclear power station. The tsunami reached the coastal town of Fukato and other towns reported smaller waves reached its shore about 30 minutes after this quake which made damage to the ground and many people lost their lives. They were around 10,000 people who died because of the earthquake in Japan. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hundreds, immediate, miles, towns, said

U-v Rays For Treating Water

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of U-V rays for treating water water is very important since it is the fluid that has the highest percentage in human body.this also it important because one of the needs was liter of water a day thus making it an important liquid caries harmful stricter that lead to the loss of life of many people from water sore disease that are water bone thus leaving to loss of life of children and woman at large. due to the safer society launched a program to advocate the mass on water treatment and its importance and introduction of a new way of treating water e.g the use of the u-v rays from sunlight thus creating cheap and affordable way of treating water that was welcomed in the slum. this led to families treating water for consumption thus prevention water disease. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water day, highest, water water, way, disease

Oil Prices

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of OIL PRICES The on going political crisis in the Arab world, which are the main producers/exporters of oil has triggered a massive increase of oil prices in the international market,which has been projected to hit $ 200 a barrel, the highest oil price of all time if the revolution we are witnessing do not cease. Due tot the autocratic rule of a few dictators in the oil producing countries, the whole world is going to pay dearly for their misrule. a responsive and sensitive government moves first to re-assure the citizenly about their welfare by developing viable economic policies earmarked to cushion the poor and marginalized against harsh and hostile economic crisis. Read more.
Related to project keywords: highest, massive, crisis, time, economic

A Good Neighbour

By a male, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of A good  neighbour Once upon a time,all birds and other animals lived in the same community.They were very different but they usually worked together happily.They all decided to dig a well because they wanted to get clean water.The water available at that time was from muddy pool. Elephant, hyena,rhino,giffaffe and rat went to the dig on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the first Monday they told but come on the first Monday they told bat come and dig the well with us. Bat was lazy and selfish she did not want to join in the work her neighbors were doing.I wont come Bat said i am not like you can't you see you walk on four legs while i have wings that i used that to flew away. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water available, water water, work, time, come


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