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A taste of France PDF Print E-mail

fairiesAs one of the largest carnivals was kicking off in Nice, France, the LDD French School in Nairobi, Kenya was holding its version of the Carnival within its school compound.

Safer Internet Day 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Play your part

play-your-partAs much as the internet brings with it so many opportunities, there are still some dangers posed especially for children; these include sharing of their inappropriate photos without consent, blackmailing and cyber bullying among others. Such issues lead to marking of special days like the Safer Internet Day (SID); an event that aims at promoting safer, responsible and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people around the world.

With the 2016 theme being ‘Play your part for a better internet’, Child Africa joined Watoto Watch Network and other partners

Creative explosions at the 2015 Storymoja Festival PDF Print E-mail

creative-expression“Only two percent of schools in Kenya have libraries. Additionally, twenty-five percent of children in public schools in Kenya cannot read simple sentences like ‘I love to read and I like this book’. Yes, children are going to school but are they really learning? This is why we said that through YETU Start a Library Campaign, we are going to get storybooks in children’s hands because we know the building blocks of literacy is storybooks and words,” said Muthoni Garland, the C.E.O of Storymoja. She was speaking during the first press conference of the 2015 Storymoja Festival on Thursday.

KCB Foundation holds second annual mentorship programme PDF Print E-mail

Future leadersThis year, the KCB scholars mentorship programme hosted over 800 high school students from all over the country. The programe, whose purpose is to inculcate leadership values whilst promoting academic excellence among the scholarship beneficiaries, takes place every once a year .

Conversations and lots of fun at the ‘Magic’ book launch PDF Print E-mail

magic-book-cover“The reason we published Magic was simply because we fell in love with the story. We also loved the idea that it was by a young person for other young people,” said Muthoni Garland, founder and CEO of Storymoja, an African publishing company. She was speaking during the launch of Magic, a fantasy fiction novel written by thirteen-year old Joseph Bokea.

Magic, is a story about Joe who lives among the Green People. Other characters in the story are Oak and his sister Ivy, their mentor Master Leaf, and Emerald among others. Tension rises when Joe is accused of being a spy for the humans, leaving him at crossroads with very limited choices.

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