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Saturday, October 29, The Children’s voices Conference will be held at the Railways club Nairobi. Bingwa will be there to record and observe the proceedings.

Brief overview The conference was last held 10 years ago and invites children to speak up and voice their suggestions and contributions in policies affecting them. Organizers lament that proposals made by children to improve their lives a decade ago, are yet to be acted upon. We hope that this time things will be different.

 
THE LARGEST BAR OF SOAP EVER MADE PDF Print E-mail

The_Sopo_truck_makes_his_way_through_the_stadiumKenya is angling to enter the Guiness book of records by creating the largest bar of soap ever seen. Launching the initiativeon October 10 at Afya house Nairobi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS) said the initiative was intended to draw attention to hand washing with soap to prevent diarrhea.

 

Interesting facts about soap

  • According to research, 97 percent of households in Kenya have soap but rarely use it to wash hands.
  • According a World bank and MOPHS Ministry study, only 5 percent of Kenyans wash hands consistently with soap.
  • Children across the country will participate in the marathon soap building initiative by adding layer after layer of soap to the bar when the truck comes to their town.
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GLOBAL HAND WASHING DAY MARKED PDF Print E-mail

Dozens_of__pupils_wash_hands__to_work_on_the__Global_hand_washing_dayDid you know that a Mayor can be taken to court for failing to provide clean water within his municipality? Well, this is one among a raft of measures being explored towards improving personal hygiene in our cities. This was revealed during the October 15, 2011, global hand washing day, where more than 10,000 school children washed hands together using soap and water at Afraha Stadium Nakuru. The event was presided over by the Minister for Public Health and Sanitation, Ms Beth Mugo and attended by close to 100 town mayors and officials from partner organizations. Thousands of children from within and outside Nakuru town also participated.

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EDUCATIVE AND FUN STORYMOJA HAY FESTIVAL 2011 PDF Print E-mail

kids submit art workThe three-day activities at the 2011 Storymoja Hay Festival held on 16th to 18th September 2011 at the Railways Grounds, Nairobi, Kenya were unforgettable. Schools, individual children and adults in attendance participated in a myriad of science, drawing, writing, dance, comedy, storytelling and reading activities that engaged their minds and sparked their creativity.

Of note was UK Comedian James Campell’s Comedy 4Kids show, Mchongoanos with Joshua Muraya, the funky science experiments led by Tracy Shiundu and University of Nairobi science students, Kuruka Maisha’s dance workshop and David Ohingo’s songwriting workshop. A number of children got to publish their own books in about five hours, while winners of the Reading Marathon were awarded. A number of international poets and writers were also at the event, willingly sharing their success tips and experiences.

 

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THE STORYMOJA HAY FESTIVAL 2011 PDF Print E-mail

A gathering of incredible minds this weekend

The ‘plan’ this weekend is the Storymoja Hay Festival 2011. The annual festival brings together international writers and personalities to celebrate stories, ideas, writing and personalities to celebrate stories, ideas, writing and contemporary culture. This year, the festival will run from 16th to 18th of September 2011 at the Railways Sports Ground in Nairobi, Kenya.

Storytelling, music, books, live-discussions, forums, demonstartions, workshops, open mic sessions, debates, exhibitions, performances, mchongoanos and competitions will be in plenty.

The event is organized in collaboration with Storymoja, the Hay Festival (UK) and the British Council.

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