Wednesday, August 19, 2015

World Menstrual Day Celebrations in Kibera

The world Menstrual Hygiene day was celebrated on 28th May 2015 at Kamukunji grounds in Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi. Participants included umande trust, Peepoople Kenya, Greencard

Mtaani, Kewsasnet and other Partner organizations . The day was also celebrated with the popular Kenyan radio station Ghetto Radio hosting an event in Kibera for kids whose age range was 9-16 year. Popular young Gospel artist Bahati performed alongside other artists. Several other organizations working with girls and women empowerment in Kibera also participated.

The event also saw the launch of The Cup campaign which mission is to educate and empower girls living in challenging environments in Nairobi and across the globe. Supporting one girl costs 20 USD/ 2000 ksh which will change the girls life, perhaps even save it.
Please visit The Cup´s homepage or send money through mpesa (if in Kenya) to Buy goods  Till Number 594 681 to support the campaign #‎DignityForAllGirls.

The event was also covered by Wash United and the Menstrual Hygiene Day Worldwide Secretariat where various events to celebrate the Menstrual hygiene day were featured in the annual menstrual hygiene newsletter.

Umande Trust and various partners were also featured on the annual menstrual hygiene newsletter.
Click on the Link below to access the Full Menstrual Hygiene day newsletter


Edited by:
Nelson Wamwayi

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WWF and Baton Clean Energy Promotion Day


The campaigns were conducted by the youths in the Youth takes the baton for a greener future and the Kibera Advocacy team, two of Umande’s programs that target the youth, In a process of promotion of the existing innovation in the clean energy sector within Umande through activities and demonstrations that shall be capable of generating new ways of promotion of the use of clean energy for the low income people. The youths carried out an intensive campaign where different stakeholders were brought on board and information on available and affordable forms of clean energy discussed, including the acceptance of biogas usage. The youths organized two public interrupts forums and door to door energy campaigns and usage demonstration. They also targeted the county government with the energy campaign materials.

 More Photos and information about WWF and Baton Clean Energy Promotion Day  can be found on the Link Below;

Edited by: Nelson Wamwayi