Jobs for High-Potential Youth in Urban Slums

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Curving Handcraft Woods To Earn A Living

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Mombasa, Kenya
Map of curving handcraft woods to earn a living On a visit to the mombasa where many Kambas are really busy at work coming handcraft materials,i was very surprised to see how much they earn from that beautiful business.they are able to make fire us dollars in a day.They are always busy carving handcraft woods.Many number of tourists flocks in everyday to purchase their products.Their live has really being changed due to that busy business they engaged in.They are able to pay school fees for their children,buy food,pay rent,buy clothes,attends entertainment parties and then even sent some money to some of their relatives and families left in upcountry. Read more.
Related to project keywords: dollars, school fees, work, products, fees children

Child Labor

under 16 years old, in Transzoia East, Kenya
Map of CHILD LABOR I get news about a job to rush to pack my scanty rags I thank the caving neighbors friends who found the saving city work.I go afraid but all a do is clean and cook to earn the gold but madam soon begins to bark. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cook, get, support, clean, job

Taxes On Hiv/aids Drugs

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kenya, Nairobi
Map of Taxes on HIV/Aids drugs It is so disapointing to find that there is tax imposed on drugs.for people living with HIV/Aids.The drugs for the people living with HIV/aids is expensive thus not every one can afford. Thanks to organisations like Aids Law project and National Empowerment of people living with HIV/Aids which have moved to block the moved by pharmacy and poisons Bord to increase the tax. Government should help Kenyans to acquires medication at a LOWRY COST because it is estimated that more than 1.4 millions people living with HIV and majority are not able to cater for people living with HIV and majority are not able to cater for their medication leave alone having access to medical facilities. Read more.
Related to project keywords: millions, nairobi, find, thanks, increase

Making Kenya A Developed Country

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Making kenya a developed country The south korean has done alot by contributing to economy of kenya through invested up 2 billion to cash in on the growing East Africa economy.That money has been used in setting up an ultra modern repair shop in Nairobi as well as developing a distribution network across the region. This has actually changed lives of many,as some have sured employement opportunities in distributing of spare part of different vehicles.some has been busy in working in repair shops and at the end of the day,they are able to get an income for their daily lives needs. Read more.
Related to project keywords: kenya, country, working, nairobi, network

Fighting Poverty

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Fighting poverty poverty in the communities around western province had a lot to do with , making the country fail in achieving the millenium development goals set aside . to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger in the community come hand in hand with developing a global pernership for developing a developed world. the community was urged to take up the necessaryresponsibilty of giving children the right to basic education will help in seeing community come out of poverty giving them the basic right to education. Read more.
Related to project keywords: fail, country, communities, developed, developing

The G-5 Movement

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of The G-5 Movement The youth in our country face many problems.There is high unemployment, t tough and poor living conditions, high costs of living and corruption everywhere.However some responsible and wise role model youth sponsored by various companies in the country by safaricom have decided to take some action to guide the youth and encourage them through a movement known as G-5.It stands for Jipange,Jiamini,Jitambue,Jiprotect .Its supposed to inspire the youth to work hard to attain a better tommorow .The youth is the future of our country will have a bright and better tomorrow. Read more.
Related to project keywords: youth, country, nairobi, future, bright


By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of CORRUPTION Kenya is ranked in the top for countrie that are leading in corruptionni Africa.The corruption in kenya is wrist and it starts from the local leaders to our president.The most corrupt sector in kenya is the police force & the administration when you work to any offies in kenya today you will be told that the cost of bribe have gone up.The govern is trying to reduce corruption by introducing commity of inquiry.Kenya anty corrupt chairman is try to reduce corruption by all means and it is working through his effort corruption is low. Read more.
Related to project keywords: kenya, work, working, gone, means

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