What You Need to Know About Children and Elections

By Jennifer Kaberi It is that season when ,your little one comes home shouting Tibim, Tano tena, fagia wote, as parent you will start asking yourself where on earth did they learn all this from. It natural for any parent to want to shield there children from the ever increasing political discourse, but in  reality... Continue Reading →

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AT WHAT COST? the cost of child marriage

By Liz Busisa Every day, more than 41,000 girls marry while they are still children, without having fully matured physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically to become wives and mothers. Child marriage can be defined a union of persons who are below the age of 18 years; either one or both parties should be below the... Continue Reading →

What to consider in child health

By Liz Busisa Child health, as the World Health Organization defines, is a state of physical, mental, intellectual, social and emotional well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Healthy children live in families, environments, and communities that provide them with the opportunity to reach their fullest developmental potential. From the definition by... Continue Reading →

Change Our Story

By Annlyne Barbara Oranga Streets children are all over the world but it is so unfortunate that it is hard to quantify them. Only estimates are given some believe they are tens of millions while others believe the number is higher than that. With this kind of uncertain data are we really able to help... Continue Reading →

RELIEF FROM THE PERIOD OF SHAME

By Liz Busisa The ‘Period of Shame’ is slowly becoming a thing of the past for the over 2.5 million Kenyan girls who have reached the age of puberty. Those who feared skipping school and even those girls who used to skip school because of this period can worry no more because the government has... Continue Reading →

Drought and Children

By Liz Busisa Whenever I think of drought, a picture of a very dry and cracked ground with no signs of water sources or green vegetation whatsoever comes to mind. I think of a people who are emaciated because there hasn’t been a drop of rainfall for as long as they can remember. Drought creates... Continue Reading →

Right to Play through Under 18 IAAF Championship

By Kevin Anyonge Participation of children in activities is very vital in the society as it helps them develop physically, mentally and psychological and learn different cultures. According to Article 31 of the United Nation Convention of the Rights of the Child, states that the child has a right to leisure, play and participation in... Continue Reading →

TAKING FORWARD THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD AGENDA

  Background Every year, during the day of the African child, children often raise issues affecting them with an expectation that they would get timely feedback from duty bearers. However, seldom do we  have children being provided with feedback on the actions taken to address their issues. As part of the activities to commemorate this... Continue Reading →

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