Monthly Archives: August 2016

Immunization

It is estimated that about 3 million children under five years of age die each year in Africa, a significant number of these deaths could be prevented by vaccines. Further reports indicate that one in five children do not receive … Continue reading

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Girl Child empowerment

Empowerment is a process of facilitating, instilling and providing the means for girls to overcome the obstacles they face to attaining full access to their human rights. Empowerment of girls in Africa is key to their transformation into powerful leaders … Continue reading

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Boy Child Empowerment

Over the years, lobby groups and activists have focused on empowering the girl child achieve her potential especially in education and job market with varying results. However in the process of lifting the girl-child, the boy child has been left … Continue reading

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Disabled Children deserve a right to education!

Children with disabilities continue to be left out of school even as some countries assert that they have met the millennium development goal (MDG) to grant every child access to free primary education. With the current trend the second MDG, … Continue reading

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Street Children

It is estimated that Kenya has 250,000 street children and over 60,000 of them are in the capital Nairobi. In Nairobi alone a majority of people have no roof over their heads. Of this mass of people ravaged by poverty, … Continue reading

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Child Labour

Child labour is the employment of children in a manner that deprives them of their childhood, and is harmful to their physical and mental development. The vice is still rife and rampant in Kenya today. This could be attributed to … Continue reading

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(Part 2)Diseases caused by Malnutrition

Kwashiorkor It is mainly caused by inadequate protein intake resulting in a low concentration of amino acids. The extreme lack of protein causes an osmotic imbalance in the gastro intestinal system causing swelling of the gut diagnosed as an edema … Continue reading

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