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    On March 8th women, men, and non-binary people all across the globe came together to celebrate, and to declare actions that can truly drive greater change for women. The rights of girls and women all over the world are violated every day. For years, female genital mutilation, an inhumane practice that violates the rights of most children and has no health benefits, has persisted. It is still occurring in 30 African countries and a handful of
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    A step at a time always brings us closer to achieving a desired goal. The residents of Kibagare village in westlands constituency of Nairobi have long come to trust this expression. Kibagare is a peri-urban area with a population of around 15000 people and approximately 3000 households (westlands constituency website).  The settlement was established in 1972 by coffee plantation workers who worked in the colonial farms now known as Loresho estate. As at now most
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    Leaders from various sectors in Kibera gathered  at The  AIC church olympic  kibera on the  29th  of June 2016    to promote and champion the peace process ,This peace forum  was organized through a  collaborative effort of  different organizations operating in kibera which included Umande Trust, Octopizzo Foundation, Carolina for kibera,  Shofco, Hodiafrica, Map kibera trust, Change mtaani, Human needs project, Amani  Kibera, Women for peace Network, Forum43, women for peace network, National cohesion and intergration
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    On an overcast morning in Nairobi, commuter buses drive down a crumbling road into Kibera, a densely packed slum. A sign at the bus station reads “public toilets,” but the doors are locked. It’s estimated that Kibera has just one toilet for every 2,500 of its approximately 250,000 residents. Without toilets to relieve themselves, people “use any means, whether it’s a [plastic] bag or a can,” explained Fred Amuok, Community Liaison for a Kenyan rights-based
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    The project aims to connect twenty newly constructed Bio-toilets in Ng’araria Girls Secondary located in kandara constituency in Kiambu County to a bio-digester. The project will improve the toilets and handwashing facilities within the school. The students will also be taken through a hand washing training session and dos and don’ts of using the bio-toilets. The school has a student population of approximately 700. It’s  among school’s which have embraced eco-innovations by introducing the use
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    Umande Trust staff participated in a successful team building event. The team participated in bonding sessions which helped in encouraging collaboration and team work. One of the most powerful reasons for team building is to get results. Through a series of planned team bonding events that are fun and motivational, teams build skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution. Team bonding ideas that work help facilitate long term team building through fostering genuine connections,

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