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Background:

• 66% of Kenya’s population comprises of young people below the age of 25yrs(Census 2009)

• Young people take higher risks in general including unprotected sex. According to KAIS (2012), only 23% of young people aged between 12-14 years who had ever had sex used a condom.

• 1 in every 5 young people aged 15-24years has had sex before 15 years(KAIS,2012)

• Approximately 10% (150,000) of all people living with HIV are adolescents 10-19 years(KAIS, 2012)

• Less than 20% of young people aged between 10-14 years have comprehensive knowledge of HIV (KAIS, 2012)

• Pregnancy is the second most common reason for adolescent girls dropping out of secondary school in Kenya , with approximately 13,000 girls dropping out each year (Guttmacher,2012)

• Many young people in need of sexual reproductive health (SRH) services are embarrassed to seek services because of fear of being seen or their information being shared with family members.

• As of 2010, Only 7% of health facilities were offering youth friendly services in the country despite the existence of the National guidelines for provision of youth friendly services(KSPA 2010) 

Barriers to young people accessing health services in public health facilities:

• Lack of Privacy and Confidentiality in most public health facilities

• Negative and judgmental attitude of some health providers

• Lack of essential health services and commodities in some health facilities

• Cost of SRH services

• Distance to health facilities

• Lack of complete and correct information about SRH and where, when and how to access SRH services

• Lack of Privacy and Confidentiality in most public health facilities

• Negative and judgmental attitude ofsome health providers

• Lack of essential health services and commodities in some health facilities

• Cost of SRH services

• Distance to health facilities

• Lack of complete and correct information about SRH and where, when and how to access SRH services

 County Governments should therefore: 

1. Prioritize the implementation of Youth friendly services by:

• Allocating resources in their health budgets for Setting up of youth friendly corners within the public health facilities

• Allocating resources for training health service providers on Youth Friendly Service provision

• Ensuring consistent supplies of essential health commodities in all public health facilities.

• Creating demand for youth friendly services at the county level

• Encouraging partnerships and collaboration with other partners working on provision of youth friendly services

• Regularly monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Youth friendly services in the county

 

Steps taken when coming up with a non-profit organization

Starting an NGO can be a very time-consuming process. It requires a strong vision and
dedication from an individual or group that share a common concern about a community. If
initiated correctly in an organized and strategic way, the services implemented to benefit the
community can be very helpful and resourceful

*Establish Purpose/Vision/Goals*

The first essential step in starting an NGO is to determine the purpose of the organization. Do so
with a clear and concise written statement that describes the charitable mission of the
organization. The statement must be broad enough to reflect the values of the NGO and why it
exists.

It is important to remember who the target community of the organization is and why it is
important to reach out to this community

*Establish an Initial Board of Directors*

When setting up an NGO, the founder(s) must recruit the initial board of directors. It is helpful to
start with a small group of committed individuals because the first board is the foundation of the
NGO. The members must have strong legal, financial, and technological skills and should know
that they are expected to serve on the basis of the public’s best interest.

*Seek Legal Expertise*

Because there are many legal matters that an NGO must deal with in first starting up, it is
sometimes helpful to seek a lawyer. A lawyer can help with
👉Registering the NGO
👉Filing articles of incorporation
👉Filing reports
👉Tax issues
👉Securing licenses.

*Chose a Name*

Before registering an NGO, it is important to choose a name. It is essential to research local
government agencies and state offices to make sure that the proposed name is not already being
used. This also applies to the logo if the NGO is going to have one

*Write Articles of Incorporation*

The articles of incorporation should provide a legal description of the NGO assigning power to
the board. Once drafted, they should be submitted to the board for final approval before
registration

👉Name of the NGO
👉Purpose/Mission
👉A statement declaring the NGO is nonprofit
👉Location of the NGO
👉Number and names of the board members
👉Extent of personal liability
👉Whether or not the NGO has capital stock (usually it does not)
👉How long the NGO is expected to exist (this may be declared as everlasting)

*Register the Organization*

After a name is chosen and the bylaws and articles are written, it is necessary to register or
incorporate the organization within its local government. In most countries, there are specific
people in governmental departments that work in registering an NGO and distributing the
compulsory forms in which to do so.

*Come Up With a Project and Fundraising plan*

Basically here one need to have execution plans for the project to achieve a successful event

Investing in health and wellness among people

Health problems are a growing concern for many Kenyans. Issues like cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes have become alarmingly commonplace.

In cities, the home, work and leisure aspects of life are increasingly combined into one location.

Most people are busier than ever and spending more time glued to their screens, so in seeking to get the work-life balance right it’s relevant to them to be able to access the ultimate in wellness onsite.’

Sponsored wellness programs focus on physical and mental wellness and often extend healthy habits outside of work. These programs champion behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, enhance personal effectiveness and benefit an organization’s bottom line.
Big Brother Big Sister Initiative has partnered with the health care professionals to provide our clients with the tools they need to improve their health today and avoid problems down the road.

Our customized wellness campaigns offer our clients choice and solutions to begin or maintain their overall health. We partner with experts to offer a full complement of wellness services and educational interventions designed to identify health risks and motivate our clients to take proactive actions to reduce their risk.

Effective and successful wellness programs can help improve an organization’s culture and change lives. Your people can also benefit from lower turnover rates, fewer absences, increases in productivity and higher job satisfaction.

Let’s Work Together!


Message to all Parents out there

I used to have a very big bum, i wonder where it went?🤣🤣 This was a very big problem for me as a young gal growing up. I had to pray to God to remove it, i remember making that prayer simply because boys and men were disturbing me alot as a gal of 9, 10, 11, 12 yrs.

I went to spend my primary six holiday with my sister and her family. One night a visitor came from Baba dogo, he was a business man who had come to shop in Mukuru for his busineses and every body knew him as a rich man. He was probably 38-40. Now the head of the family who was this man’s friend was not around, it was me and my sister, the maid and little kids. But because he always visited whenever in Mukuru it was normal and we all welcomed him.

At around 6pm. This man was in the seating room and i was serving him tea, he pulled my hand and handed me a small piece of paper. I thought he had tipped me for serving him tea ate rich man🤣 only to notice it was a piece of paper. I ran to the kitchen to read the note and this is what it read.
” I love you so much, and i want to take very good care of you. I will buy you nice dresses, bicycles and give you all the pocket money you need. Tonight, come to my room quietly and i will teach you sex slowly by slowly you will love it. Dont tell any body its a secret for me and you. ” i was 12 years

I panicked and ran to my sister who was in the bathroom and gave her the note. She also panicked and feared and we all locked our selves in her bedroom and slept there. By 6am this man disappeared and ran away from the house. We later heard two years after that he had died of Hiv and he was very sick by that time.. imagine

This is to all parents out there, i know its christmas season and you have lots of people from villages coming to your homes and many from town to villages etc…please, its your number one priority as a parent to protect the children no matter how old they are and no matter how close the visitor is..

When my father died, RIP. Thats when i knew that Men who were family friends, reverends, bishops etc were not concerned about my education rather wanted to sleep with me. I had over 5 annoying encounters with top clergy men pretending to pray for me and check on me as an orphan🤣🤣🤣🤣Nonsense. Your duaghter, your son is not safe in the hands of these visitors and so called family friends. So please pray as you take precaution.

Even at school your gals are not safe at all. The teachers are busy feasting on your duaghters.. so as you spend sleepless nights praying. Find time to teach your duaghters values, sex and tell them the truth because somebody else will twist the truth and use it against them.

My father used to call me in his bedroom before school and give me money. He didnt give the boys but he gave me and told me, i know you love mandazi so much. Here, buy all the mandazi you want and let no body lie to you and touch you or sleep with you because of cheap things. You are very beautiful and you are going to change the world. So look at nothing less. And i can promise you, those words stuck in my head like glue. I will only sleep with a man just because i desire to have sex with him not because of anything he can offer me. Teach your children and protect them this festive season. Its your responsibility to open their eyes to this world. Even aunties are too horny these days and have no men. Protect your young boys from starving women before they infect them and rob them of their innocence.

Steve Meso

You have a big role to play

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Why children today are so bored , cannot concentrate on studies, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no REAL friends

Children are getting worse in many aspects.
We have seen and continue to see a decline in children’s social, emotional, academic functioning, as well as a sharp increase in learning disabilities, depression and aggression.

Today’s children come to school emotionally unavailable for learning and many factors in our modern lifestyle contribute to this.

  1. Technology

“Free babysitting service”
Compared to virtual reality, everyday life is boring. When kids come to the classroom, they are exposed to human voices and inadequate visual stimulation as opposed to being bombarded with graphic explosions and special effects that they are used to seeing on the screens. After hours of virtual reality, they are unable to process lower levels of stimulation. Technology also hinders parents’ emotional availability.

Limit the use of technology.
Have fun times…

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You have a big role to play

Why children today are so bored , cannot concentrate on studies, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no REAL friends

Children are getting worse in many aspects.
We have seen and continue to see a decline in children’s social, emotional, academic functioning, as well as a sharp increase in learning disabilities, depression and aggression.

Today’s children come to school emotionally unavailable for learning and many factors in our modern lifestyle contribute to this.

  1. Technology

“Free babysitting service”
Compared to virtual reality, everyday life is boring. When kids come to the classroom, they are exposed to human voices and inadequate visual stimulation as opposed to being bombarded with graphic explosions and special effects that they are used to seeing on the screens. After hours of virtual reality, they are unable to process lower levels of stimulation. Technology also hinders parents’ emotional availability.

Limit the use of technology.
Have fun times together. Go for a picnic, trekking, a walk in the garden….

  1. Instant Gratification.

Kids get everything they want the moment they want.

“I am Hungry!!”
Here is the ready snack (packets of junk)
“I am Thirsty!”
Here is the drink (bottle of soft drink). “I am bored!”
Use my phone. Watch TV.
The ability to delay gratification is one of the key factors for future success. We have all the best intentions in mind to make our children happy, but unfortunately, we make them happy at that moment but miserable in the long term.
To be able to delay gratification means to be able to function under stress.
Our children are gradually becoming less equipped to deal with even minor stressors and “frustrations ” which eventually become huge obstacles to their success in life.

Teach the kids to delay gratification. Do not give in to demands INSTANTLY unless it is urgent

  1. Kids’ rule

“My son doesn’t like vegetables”
” He doesn’t like going to bed early” “He doesn’t like to eat breakfast”
“He doesn’t like toys, but she is very good at his IPAD” …..
Children dictate parents.
If we leave it to them, all they are going to do is eat pasta, noodles, pizza and chips, watch TV, play on their tablets/smartphones and never go to bed.
We are giving them what they WANT even when we know that it is not GOOD for them.
Without proper nutrition and a good night’s sleep, our kids go to school irritable, anxious, and inattentive.
In order to achieve our goals, we have to do what NEEDS to be done.
If a child wants to be an ‘A’ student, he needs to study hard.
If he wants to be a successful soccer player, he needs to practice every day. Our children know very well what they WANT but not what is NEEDED to achieve that goal. This results in unattainable goals that leaves the kids disappointed.

Teach the difference between WANT & NEED

  1. ONLY Fun

We have created a fun world for our children.
Endless Activites!! There are no dull moments. The moment it becomes quiet, we run to entertain them again because otherwise we feel that we are not doing our parenting duty.
Why aren’t children helping us in the kitchen or with laundry? Why don’t they tidy up their cupboards? This is basic monotonous work that trains the brain to work and function under “boredom”.

Teach them to do “boring” chores like folding the laundry, setting the table, tidying up after meals, packing and unpacking their own bags….

Let them have unstructured time.

Set limits.
Make schedules for meals, sleep, study, outdoor play, technology usage…..

  1. Limited social interaction

Kids used to play outside, where in the unstructured, natural environment, they learned and practiced their social skills.
Competition (tuition/coaching), Structured Activites (painting, music, karate, zumba, etc) and Technology replaced the outdoor time.
Successful people have great social skills.
Social skills have to be learned and practiced just like other skills.
Teach them social skills, (manners, cooperation, team work, …)

We are responsible for creating the next generation of healthy, happy and successful people.

Our future depends on a clean environment

We are GREEN JUNIORS ENVIRONMENTAL AMBASSADORS community base organization operating in MUKURU KWA REUBEN slums of Nairobi county that participate young people from the age of 7years to  the age of 30years in environmental  conservation with an aim of utilizing their energies in managing the environment to earn them a conducive  living. The organization  runs an active environmental project as stated below

GREEN LEARNER FOR GREENER FUTURE –This is a green initiative that has been  designed to enable students to understand their physical environment and climate change effect whereby they actively participate in its protection while at the same time be exposed to other gainful engagements beyond their school border

GREEN ACADEMY HUB- section of organization that is purely composed of young environmental compassionate kids below the age of 17years both in primary and secondary schools within the slums of Nairobi who are trained and mentored to become future environmental and entrepreneur innovators

REASON WHY WE ARE DOING THIS

We are coming from a slum set up where very few kids  get opportunity to grace such events

GREEN ACADEMY STUDENT from mukuru kwa reuben slum

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