Help Irish Cancer Soc. Services for 25,000 people

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By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of HIV/AIDS All the villagers had gathered at Milio market. this day had been set to talk about HIV /AIDS.The area health officer addressed people much about the disease ie this disease is a viral disease and has no cure.This disease can pass from one person to another through blood transfusion if not screened mother to child through breast milk. Sharing sharp objects,deep kissing,open wound and unprotected sex. The disease weakens the the body immunity thus unable to fight diseases. At early stage,no disease is seen.This is window stage. In Assymptomatic stage, the disease is seen but no visible sins.In symptomatc,signs show.Lastly full blown AIDS the body immunity is not able to resist diseases. When one is found with ,he or she should avoid the above ways to keep away reinfection. One can also keep hiself healthy by eating a balanced diet doing exercises and visiting counselling centers for advise to live positively. Read more.
Related to project keywords: signs, stage, counselling, disease, ways

Security In Village

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of security in village My village was at risk with frequent attacks from robbers and wild animals especially at night.The chief organised for a meeting among the elders and later the youths to organised security control in the village.Several youths were appointed as vigilant and were expected to patrol the village at night so as to ensure everybody was safe .Since officers police could not come to the village ,the vigilant men were rendered unreliable since they had no weapons to scare of robbers hence needed support from police.After much disturbances ,by thugs the government built houses for Administration police plus a new chief office.New cops were brought in the area and all the troubles were reduced.The vigilant group had to quit their jobs and other duties delegated tp them.The area chief has now an easy time in dealing with community issues since security has been lifted. Read more.
Related to project keywords: expected, night, new, ensure, control

Agricultural Programmes Initiative

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Mumias, Kenya
Map of Agricultural Programmes initiative Plant growth and produce was highly affected by lack of the expected annual rain. Western province was one of the largest areas, that was surprisingly affected most. People had not prepared to face such a calamity. Animals died and people suffered but mostly, children under the age of 7 suffered done to malnutrition. It was survival for the fittest in order to live and see another day. The government tried its best, but some of its help couldn't reach the interior parts of the county such old area. Ekero in Mumias. fortunately, an organization i.e Western water and sanitation forum was able to penetrate and reach the interior parts. They offered food supplies and also helped us start an irrigation scheme that was to support the agricultural programme of crops grown for food. We are still receiving their support which has succeeded since 2009. Read more.
Related to project keywords: expected, areas, programme, reach, face

Positive Discipline Is More Productive Than Corporal Punishment

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN CORPORAL PUNISHMENT ANPPCAN Kenya, (African Network for protection and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect earned out training workshops in Western Kenya region in the year 2008. The purpose of the training was aimed at equipping child service providers and organizations to fund alternative measures in connecting children away from corporal punishment. Discipline positively was seen to be more preferred as opposed to the negative cruel instilling of pain through corporal punishment. This was to go in hand with the new law that is against child abuse as enshrined in the children Act 2001.As a result some amount of awareness has been uploaded among service centers which has put to check the abusive old fashionable tyrannical manner in which children were handled. Read more.
Related to project keywords: year, new, positive, awareness, protection

Give Me A Chance Am Able

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of GIVE ME A CHANCE AM ABLE A girl aged 15yrs was repeating std 3 the 4th time.This was in 1991.On identification she was discovered to be mentally challenged.She was placed in a special school st Catherine for mentally Handicapped school,with closer attention to exploit her physical fillness that was intact.On the first day trials for 100m race,when placed together with other normal children ,she started by running going backwards while others were going forward.The next day instead she would just stand still and start crying.She was encouraged and two years later caught up with other and by end of 2nd year of her training she was an international standard and rating was 16seconds for 100m race.She got a chance to go to America,meneoplis menoseta to compete and she came back with 2 gold medals. Today she has participated in 3 countries (foreign) coming back with several medals.she is now mature,married,employed by government in the same institution and very responsible and helpful to the entire family.This and other several cases have given a challenge to the community and parents hiding their disabled children in houses.Everybody with child is fighting to get a chance at the for athletics competition(Olympic games). Read more.
Related to project keywords: year, cases, fighting, challenge, responsible

Taking Care Of Your Face

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Taking care of your face Sometimes it may seem like your skin is impossible to manage especially when you wake up and a huge pimple on your nose.The good news is that there are ways to prevent and treate common skin problems. Wash your face twice a day (no more)with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne.This will decrease oil and bacteria. Don't pop pimples it's tempting, but popping pimples can push infected material, further into the skin leading to more swelling and redness and even scaring. Avoid touching your face with your dirty fingers or objects. Read more.
Related to project keywords: care, ways, prevent, face, leading

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