Did you know?
- Today is World Health Day
- This years theme centres on Depression
- Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide
- More than 300 million people are now living with depression
You don't have to suffer:
1. Talk to someone you trust
2. Exercise Regularly
3. Stay connected to loved ones
4. Seek professional help
As we join in to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, it is important to note that Autism is a disorder of neural development. We all have a part to play in ensuring that the lives of those that seem different to us are able to live in a world full of support and acceptance. #StandOutforAutismUntilEveryoneUnderstands
it's been a while since we blogged about what we care about. Read about Connect Families Ability and how to support children with disabilities. Mary Katunquah Munyao
it was a pleasure hanging out with the PACE (Promoting Access to Community Education), Kenya team. Look out for their blog post on our website soon. Well done Peggy Ochola and Team.
Congratulations to António Guterres, the new Secretary General of the United Nations. Looking forward to great developmental strides especially in the continent of Africa.
The former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, has been sworn in as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, at a ceremony presided over by ...the UN General Assembly President, Peter Thomson. Mr. Guterres, who was until recently the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will succeed South Korea's Ban Ki-moon, who will step down on 31 December 2016 after 10 years at the helm of the Organization. http://bit.ly/2gEEYqb
Communication for development often needs to rely on creative solutions that compensate for the lack of local capabilities and infrastructures. These solutions usually emerge after months of discussion with local community leaders and organizations, government officials, and members of target audiences. Word of mouth and the ability of the community leaders to engage members of their communities is often all that communicators have at hand. (Schiavo, 2007).
We were at Mawewa school today in Mathare. eduKenya transforming young lives through education and skills training. Look out for our blog post on their work. Know of other organizations or individuals transforming lives positively in their community? email us firstname.lastname@example.org. #impact
Do you know of any NGO in East Africa making an impact in their community and would like to raise awarness about their work? We are looking for impact oriented stories to feature in our Blog and connect with like minded development partners. email us: email@example.com