Build a library for 500,000 Kenyans (Tranche 1)


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Civuc Awarness

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakemga, Kenya
Map of civuc awarness the European charter for human rights research and civic awareness programme had a visut at iour hall three weeks ago in kakamega the pupose for them coming to the meeting at the social halls was to have a seminar on the civic awareness in the areas of country praliamentary and national government civic awareness was important in the areas because of its ned in the running of new government structure as proposed in the new constituion the country government which will have it first test during the 2012 august which will see the country undergo elections for the first time after the constitution was enacted the eurupean chaerte for human rights conducted a very successful seminar that had the people og kakamega more enlightend on the civic issues and what expect. Read more.
Related to project keywords: expect, civic, proposed, social, research


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Education The involvement of the whole society in education is the most efficient method that can be enhanced in our large program in the whole issue wakendere Association of the youth is a programme that is mainly focussed to help the society and large country at whole which should be seen as large thing in our whole society.Through their wholesome provision of various societal needs through this is one more good thing in the current. They come together and provide school fees to then needy but bright children in our society as a means of making them able to be same position with their fellow students.It has been as method that seemed to work for for most of the students. Read more.
Related to project keywords: enhanced, current, method, work, come

Fearless Commitment To Root Out Evil

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of FEARLESS COMMITMENT TO ROOT OUT EVIL Radio Jambo FM has fearlessly helped to root out evils in society. They do not even shy off from the political class but paint out the wrongs like a corruption, social injustices and acts of darkness. Through this a lot has truly changed in society away to the fearlessness in how they determine to work. A lot is being connected due to the fact that there is no longer gagging of the needs. Read more.
Related to project keywords: commitment, political, work, needs, social

Impact Of Cooperation.

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Migori, Kenya
Map of Impact of cooperation. The formation of RIDOKAM self Help group in Urir village of migori county really impacted positively on the lives of the members and the locals. Being a registered group in the Attoney general office it is a legal entity. It has since helped its members and the entire public in fundraising emergency funds for medical bills or school fees for students whenever required. Members always agree on a specific sum of money & contribute whenever someone faces some difficulty. Indeed it has positively changed the lives of the area habitats and there is a call for more like it to be formed. Read more.
Related to project keywords: fundraising, specific, &, members, county

Prostrate Cancer

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Langata, Kenya
Map of PROSTRATE CANCER Professor Anyang' Nyongo is one of the Kenyan ministers who publicly shared with Kenyans that he was suffering from cancer.For many years cancer has been viewed as a curse in Kenya and those that suffer from it go through a lot of emotional torture since they are discriminated and same are given the impression that its their direct ticket to death. But this man come out with no fear and shared about his illness with the country.Some of us got to know what prostrate cancer is among other types of cancers .He was able to bridge this gap and change people perception towards the disease.He also challanged the victims to come out and educate the public about cancer since it can also be controlled .He cteated a cancer awareness. Read more.
Related to project keywords: direct, kenya, years, come, public

Paying My University Fees

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Paying my university fees My name is Eunice Adongo .I am a native of kakamega and a student at Mt Kenya University.After I failed to get a direct entry to the university by the Joint Admission board, I concluded to myself that i had come to a timely dead end.My parents are not that able so getting them to pay my school fees was just imposible. I had heard of a certain canadian organization named ACESS which payed school fees for poor willing students.I visited their offices which is based in Milimani Estate in Kakamega Central.They heard my story and saw my willing heart which was ready for education. I applied for Mt Kenya University as a self-sponsored student and they have been paying for me all along and they have even promised to pay for me until i am through with my education. Read more.
Related to project keywords: direct, kenya, come, students, access

Dumpsites In Mathare

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of DUMPSITES IN MATHARE Dumpsites should be managed by the city council of Nairobi and they should be designated areas that must be public.In Mathare, there are no specific dumpsites as almost every place has dirt.Most people do not bother to ensure that they use specific place or regions as dumpsites.This is real risk to human life due to the steach that comes from the sites that are almost everywhere within the slums. when dumpsites are not properly managed, there is a risk of people contracting diseases.These diseases may prove very difficult to care considering the fact that there are no government hospitals or the government has never bothered to designate specific dumpsite's or collect the litter around the streets. Read more.
Related to project keywords: designated, specific, place, public, ensure

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