REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER/SERVICES 2021 PAWA Initiative is Kenya’s unique art and activism collaborative hub that innovatively deploys art, media, and community organizing to foster and catalyze creative and community-driven projects for social change, across the country and beyond. PAWA invites EOI from firms […]
Position Title: Civic Engagement Officer Background PAWA254 is Kenya’s unique art and activism collaborative hub that innovatively deploys art, media, and community organizing to foster and catalyze creative and community-driven projects for social change, across the country and beyond. Among the creatives who collaborate in the dynamic space are photographers, […]
By Sally Kivaya The use of social media platforms has become a norm in today’s world. With approximately 3.8 billion people using social media, the impact of social media is widespread. A majority of the users are young people and these platforms have had both positive and negative effects on […]
By Juliah Atieno According to the 2019 national census results released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 35.7 million Kenyans are aged below 35 years, accounting for 75.1 percent of the country’s total population. However, despite being the majority, youth interests have always been overlooked. A case in point […]
By Juliah Atieno Mukuru Integrated Waste Management was formed in 2017 as an umbrella of Mukuru Garbage collectors, meant to streamline the system of at least 300 garbage collectors in Mukuru at large who relied on waste collection to earn a living. In 2019, Kuboresha Maisha East Africa (KUMEA), in […]
By Linneah Lijodi Schools in this Covid times were closed indefinitely seven months later, they are reopened and the situation in the slum areas is dire Mukuru kwa Njenga has only two public schools, Mukuru kwa Njenga and Mukuru community center which cannot cater for all the children in Mukuru […]
By Juliah Atieno Mukuru Kwa Njenga is one of the most congested slums in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. Thousands of people living here suffer from the effects of extreme poverty and are struggling to make ends meet, more so after losing their sources of income due to the COVID 19 […]
Poor Infrastructure in Dandora By Andrew Myendo Growing up, Dandora was a functioning estate with amenities in place ranging from street lights to garbage disposal systems. The community was well organized such that the garbage was placed strategically in one place unlike today where you find it everywhere. Houses where […]
We can’t change this country if we don’t change ourselves. Full of diseases but we don’t want to ask for help. Kenyan times got me thinking about the true meaning of freedom. Kenya the land of the free but it’s full of diseases; we seem to focus more on power rather than humanity. Some of us are woke, however, some are stuck, snoozed, still slaves on tribal beliefs. Fact is freedom has turned into an illusion. Political games are holding us hostage, corruption the game of each day followed by deaths. It seems money has more value compared to human life. We do anything just to pay these dues. We have forgotten that the political circus outside is making us sick.
The arts is infected and artists affected, slowly getting sick from within, changing the habits, changing friends, changing its much adored words, changing the direction of its reach. The dance, the tune, the acting was too good that we could laugh and dance and even frown deeply, sunk in what was good.