Sure Start:Help 180 Ukrainian orphans leaving care


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Social Worker

By a female, under 16 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of SOCIAL WORKER Social work is one of the career that helps people to cope up with the problem through either strengthening their weakness or empowerment.Being that Kibera people live in absard poverty calls for the help of a social worker to intervene.Madam Donna has helped Magoso center to know the most needy people most affected by Hiv/Aids either there parents are victims or the pupils themselves. This helps the center to know to handle each and every pupil.Follow up is done to home visits to ensure that no track ks lost on the pupils and the family.These children are counseled on how to deal with their situations and think positively. Read more.
Related to project keywords: social worker, strengthening, career, ensure, victims

Institutional Respect

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega North, Kenya
Map of Institutional Respect Institutions are meant to tie and bind people together with a course they all see as viable. Manage is one of the most serious institution that need adequate keen and seriousness it deserves. Many people today tend to assume to be in love with the other party hence getting married within a short period of time without considering thinking and engaging wisely. These habit has been down many marriages where the parties are not psychologically ready for hence moving out of marriage in search of other partners outside. These brings about issues like HIV/AIDS and family discomforts. A few people are trying to mend those especially the religious leaders who are themselves implicated in such issues of adultery hence trying to clear up them names. Read more.
Related to project keywords: institutional, institutions, family, need, see

Quiting Alcohol

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of QUITING ALCOHOL The love and patience of a mother is like a tube of toothpaste. It's never quite finished. Mary Wambui Kamau knows this only too well. Growing up in Kiharu, Muranga, she craved maternal love because her father had walked out on the family leaving her mother to fend for six children, unable to bear the burden, their mother Pauline took to the bottle and became alcoholic. Today Ms Kamau is grateful for her mother is a toetaller with whom she has reconciled after about two decades of separation and also her children have a grandmother to look after them. All these happened because of a tireless prayers. She remembers the cold night of 1992 when they were kicked out of the house in Kibera for lack of rent. This forced their mother to neglect them and were lucky to be housed by their sister's mother who lived in westlands briefly before being taken to their upcountry. Mary never gave up and took the responsibility of taking care of her siblings with the help of her grandparents. After completing her secondary school, she joined the professional sales. In 1996, she got married and explained her mother's condition to her husband who was very understanding. Her mother quit drinking to take care of her second child who was born last year in November. The rewards were immeasurable. Her mother says that she is determined to be a loving grandmother than she was a mother and today the two enjoy a fulfilling relationship. Mary's mother runs a business in Riruta satellite where she lives and joined a women's group that makes laundry soap for sale. Read more.
Related to project keywords: separation, rent, family, lives, growing

Child Abuse

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Child Abuse Child abuse is one of the major social challenges facing the people of western Kenya right from the minor employment and sexual abuse. Those maize and sugarcane plantations have for a long time encouraged the vice due to the fact that they cover a large area hence once in town its not easy to identify any problem by other people. Many people and especially women have been raped, killed and dumped in these plantations most of them being small children especially girls. Rape cases in the region are on increase and especially areas around the plantations. Efforts by local administration and police officers have not bore enough fruits to help their is therefore need for more. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cover, need, region, right, employment

The Strength Of Social Networking Through Internet

By a male, over 60 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE STRENGTH OF SOCIAL NETWORKING THROUGH INTERNET Twitter delivers a miracle for a family in need. On Tuesday, 3rd May 2011, Nyendo Machua, a young lady aged 25 years and resident in a poor residential area of Eastlands in Nairobi took to the social platform for ideas on how to pay for her mother's surgery. She was amazed when her friends raised the entire amount of kshs 15000000. As a young girl from a poor family background she was staring in desparation a bill of kshs 50000000 required for her elderly mother's unkle surgery. With few options, Ngendo took out her phone and logged into her favourite social website. Twitter and tweetened. "Anyone has ksh 50000000 just lying around to help an elderly lady" Initially the replies she got were hilarious however later the 2000 friends she contacted started depositing some money into the bank account she had indicated in the twitter, in a week a total of 60000000 had been deposited and she has been able to take her mother for surgery. Read more.
Related to project keywords: phone, area, started, pay, social

Maana's Comebacks

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Maana's Comebacks Maana was 21 year-old girl in love. Her music career was taking off. then the unexpected happens. Everything tumbles. She felt like her world had been shut. It threw her into utter despair." Her life was thrown into further disarray months later. Her fiancee bolted, having found himself on the wrong sides of the law. In what seemed like a rollercoaster, she left the country in haste, leaving behind a heartbroken and disillusioned lover. ' You know the whole story and the dangers and controversies involved. Please, let's leave it at that. Let's just say she was blind and a captive in love with a man her friends had warned her about. she came up and told us everything as she started encouraging other young ladies in the community to be self esteem. Through that Maana changed the community to the best and became a role model. She wanted to run out of everything evil. Read more.
Related to project keywords: career, having, run, months, leave

Together We Stand Divided We Fall

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Kakamega South, Kenya
Map of TOGETHER WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL Mwangaza Women Group in Kakamega South is a wonderful social outfit in its own right as a development supertool,started by women with vigour they leave nothing aside in their commitments and within the five years in which they have been operational,have stamped their impact in terms of affective contribution to the community. Most development projects they started have been successful and true to their name 'mwangaza'have brought light to the lives of members and the entire community.They will want someone to hold hands with them for support. Leah Makache-chairlady. Read more.
Related to project keywords: impact, lives, right, social, leave

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Vasylyna Dybaylo

Kyiv, Kyiv Ukraine

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