What will it take to End Child Marriage?

By Khadija Mbesa Kenya has been among the countries in Africa where child marriage is common, this is driven mostly by culture, poverty, lack of education and FGM. 23% of Kenyan girls are married before they are 18 years old and 4% married at the age of 15. First thing first, cultural differences, if only... Continue Reading →

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Hotuba Saba zilizoongelewa Katika Mkutano Mkuu wa UN

By Khadija Mbesa Wacha tukabiliane, hotuba nyingi kutoka kwa viongozi wa ulimwengu kwenye Mkutano Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa wa 2019 (UNGA) labda hautafikia ndani ya vitabu vya historia. Lakini simulizi la msukumo la wahudhuria wengine wengi wanafaa na wanatakiwa wawe ndani ya vitabu vya historia. Kwa wiki nzima ndani  ya UN na nje yake, safu... Continue Reading →

Her story matters. Her life matters.

By Ann Wambui All genders are equal regardless of how society has portrayed girls to be inferior. And as they always say, “what a man can do, a woman can do better”. I am not just saying this to brag but because it is a true reflection of what women nowadays are doing thanks to... Continue Reading →

Sigh of Relief; State the of Class

By Constance Ndeleko Development… Following a story I published early this year in May on the State of Class in Kilifi County, Mangororo Primary School in Ganze Sub-county; where students found themselves in a conceding situation after they reported in school only, to find their classrooms flooded when the heaven’s opened causing a heavy down... Continue Reading →

The Future is Now

By Constance Ndeleko This report, The Future is now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development, is the first quadrennial Global Sustainable Development Report prepared by an independent group of scientists. Why the report Despite great efforts achieved under the SDGs there’re still some loop holes that need to be sealed. There has been limited progress globally,... Continue Reading →

Global Child Protection

By Khadija Mbesa Children in every country, every culture, at every social and economic level are at risk of violence including physical and emotional abuse, sexual harm and exploitation, and neglect or deliberate deprivation. Every child has the right to feel safe, both at home and at school. Children living in households and communities impacted... Continue Reading →

Teachers. Holders of education ladders

By Ann Wambui Education is important and without the teachers, there would be no straight direction. Teachers are the bridge between learners and books. They interpret what has been published in a language that students can comprehend and relate to. Good teachers simplify difficult subjects and make them favorite topics through various practicals. From kindergarten... Continue Reading →

Age of sexual consent to remain at 18

By Ann Wambui Let us take a little test. Do you understand the term “consent”? Are you aware that saying yes or no is just not enough? Someone may consent to something with zero ideas of the consequences that follow. In March 2019, three judges of the High Court proposed to have the age of... Continue Reading →

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