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World Mental Health Day

By Constance Ndeleko Commemorating world Mental Health Day 2020 under the theme that focuses on increasing investment on psycho-social support amid pandemic The history of this day dates back to 1992 when an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health celebrated the first-ever World Mental Health Day on October 10. As we mark this …

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Kenya to partner with the UN to promote girls’ online safety

ICT CS Joes Mucheru at a past event. Photo source: Twitter By Collins Orono Kenya is set to partner with the United Nations agency for information and communication technology, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), to promote the safety of girls’ online. Addressing journalists at the launch of Plan International Kenya’s charity programme to highlight the …

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Alarm as 3,000 girls fall pregnant

By Collins Orono Authorities in Turkana County have raised an alarm over the bulging number of girls who are pregnant since March this year. According to the Turkana County menstrual hygiene champion Rael Akoru, statistics from health facilities in major towns in the county that include Lodwar, Lokichar, and Kakuma indicate that at least 3, …

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The aftershocks of COVID-19

By Constance Ndeleko The uncertainty of when and how schools will re-open is still a baffle to many of us. Governments are working hard enough to ensure that they priorities the well-being of children. As the pandemic poses a grave threat to the world’s children; mortality rate for healthy children infected by the virus has …

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Supporting ECD during Covid-19

By Constance Ndeleko A child grows and develops not in a vacuum but in a community, a culture and a nation. Unity to the rights of children hold the greatest promise for children’s health and well-being and for that of their families and communities thus a communal need to promote Early Childhood Development (ECD). Investing …

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Protecting a Generation

By Constance Ndeleko Around the world, too many children still start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they are from. (Save the Children) Prior to the pandemic there have been reported cases of violence against children globally with at least 2-17 years old experiencing physical, sexual or emotional violence or …

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The Pandemic in Conflict Zones

By Constance Ndeleko Times have been hard with the wide spread of the pandemic across continents with its advent bringing interferences to our normalcy,  forcing us to adapt to a new normal and its impact hitting hard especially to those in abject poverty, those in conflict zones, refugees and IDPs, those in detention/juvenile and in …

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