Kenya's Youth Encouraged to Aspire by DJ B and the Shujaaz.fm Comic Book
DJ B has a dilemma. The big-haired pirate radio star and school dropout has just seen two women slinging tribal insults at each other in the street. Should he inform the authorities, or mind his own business?
In the end, DJ B, whose real name is Boyie, decides that inaction would lead to disaster, while calling a hotline to report the hate speech might help prevent another bout of politically motivated violence in his neighbourhood.
As the country prepares for General Election, schools, like the rest of the society, face challenges on how to ensure students remain united.
This stems from the fact that most students were affected by the post-election violence. Some of them are still nursing the wounds, especially those whose parents live in areas considered hotspots. One of these areas is Nyamira-Bomet border.
U.S. ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec, said his government was committed to assisting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in its efforts to provide civic education to the electorate.
Kenya Goes Green, Kenya and US Sign MOU on Green Economy
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Kenya and the US governments Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see Kenya receive US$5-M to adopt a Green economy.
Ministry of Environment Permanent Secretary Ali Mohamed told journalists in Nairobi that under the deal that runs until September 2013, Kenya will receive expertise to help enhance its low carbon emissions strategy.
Kenyan Wheelchair Athletes Find Peace, Reconciliation on Basketball Court
Voice of America
Many victims of the 2007 Kenyan post-election violence were deaf, blind, or unable to run, making it difficult for them to find safety. As a result, one group of athletes with disabilities decided to take the matter to court - the basketball court. With outside assistance, these players revived the Rift Valley Wheelchair Basketball group, helping to teach peace and reconciliation.
On Friday, March 9th, Administrator Shah released USAID’s second annual letter, focusing on the role of development in U.S. foreign policy efforts. Seen in a 50 year context, current efforts and reforms are reported on. To read the letter in its entirety, please visit http://www.usaid.gov/annualletter/.
USAID & CCK Partner to Develop National Broadband Strategy
The Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) this morning signed a memorandum of understanding with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in a bid to develop a National Broadband and a Universal Service Fund Strategy. Through this agreement, USAID will provide the commission with technical assistance in developing this capacity having carried out an ICT Access gap in 2011.
In Ghana, elementary-school-age children who have rarely seen more than a handful of books are now using e-readers to access whole libraries. In South Africa, students are text-chatting with math tutors by cellphone for help with their homework. And in Liberia, educators will soon use electronic tablets to collect vital and accurate information about schools, students, and resources throughout the country.