Common Threads, Cooking Skills & World Cuisine

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Failing To Make The Children Achieve Academically.

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kitale, Kenya
Map of Failing  to make  the  children achieve academically. In my neighbourhood there was this parents who has nine children,they were atleast all in school.It reached a time when the school fees issue became and a challange .Some people advice them to force or make some of their children to repeat or go back behind by one class so as to make the others complete their course in school. This advice made their children to lack personal morale and self esteem some of the even did not go back to school. To the date the parents can not account on their rate. Read more.
Related to project keywords: parents children, parents, class, course, issue


By a female, in Nairobi / Starehe, Kenya
Map of SLIMPOSSIBLE The model is perseived to be of slim figure, some people even view that for us as long as you are slim then certainly you are beautiful. This has left many those ladies that are of plam size have a low self esteem of their body and led most of them into taking slimming pills that have time and again prooved not to be good in the human body. Its for this reason that Lillian Muli kanene citizen tv news anchor came up with slimpossible. Its a programme for lifestyle change without using any pills but rather participants taught on weight management regime. The lessons, diet and exercise as well as tips on how to reduce your weight, how to keep fit and how to eat healthwise have not only benefited them but the entire country since people have been benefiting from the lessons. Without taking bills, mark you. Read more.
Related to project keywords: diet, lessons, time, change, taught

President Of Kenya

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of PRESIDENT OF KENYA The former president of this beautiful republic of Kenya, His excellency Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi was a well known president to many. To many, he was seen as a dictator whose word was final. The children were glad and happy during his era because of nyayo milk that they always received freely in schools. He was well known as Moi and most of the children knew that every president in the world is known as Moi. I hear at times you could hear them say the Moi of Uganda is Museveni or the Moi of U.S.A is Clinton. When Moi resigned and elections were done which saw the current president His excellency Mwai Kibaki take over in 2004, it was very difficult to change to change the minds of the children that the new president was Mwai Kibaki because they knew all presidents are called Moi. I had just been employed into the government and the first class i taught knew that Moi wa Kenya was Mwai Kibaki. I found it difficult to convince them until when they started to learn to learn with time that t he new president is His excellency Mwai Kibaki. Read more.
Related to project keywords: current, time, class, change, taught

Munyu Mukherekha The Wonder Salt

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
The wonder salt
Salt,sugar and fat used in wrong properties one that cause of many illeness and diseases. I give praise to my grandmother who taught me that indigineous salt makes very good salt that makes a dish tasty with flavor and healthy. You can chose to cook vegetables, dried meat,fish and any other dish of ones favourite. It replaces the conventional salt and fat.I have made it part of my family diet and they enjoy eating it.Illness are not common with my family members and it is early to make and cost effective. It encourages the use of locally available material in the environment. Read more.
Related to project keywords: diet, cook, taught, common, eating

Education On Proper Hygiene

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Mumias, Kenya
Map of Education on proper hygiene Aphia II visited our region and it held a workshop of our week which saw it educating people on proper hygiene and maintenance of hygiene. Very many people did attend the seminar and in the process they gathered alot, more of which they had no knowledge of. Things like washing hands ofter coming out of latrines were empharized, taking a shower everyday and washing foods such as fruits before eating were also highlighted. These practices, they said are a way of preventing diseases. Actually people got alot and it was a nice experience getting to learn all this. Read more.
Related to project keywords: workshop, things, educating, learn, process

Health For All

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Health For all Mulnutrition among the young is a common disease that is common and quickly gaining steps. Western Kenya is becoming one of the most affected areas in the region. In most cases they are brought up by lack of knowledge and ignorance among the parents and guardians. Eating a balanced diet is a phenomenon that should be taught in primary schools where the most affected lie Recently in my village, an organization by the name WEWASAFO came around and mobilized and trained women and guardians which foods to eat and at which intervals, the balanced diet including water and fruits. These was a considered a success because there was a great change after the training because the community vowed to work hard to improve the health of their younger ones. Read more.
Related to project keywords: taught, eat, including, trained, common

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