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Reflections from International Youth Week 2018

Civic spaces enable youth to engage in governance issues. Public spaces afford youth the opportunity to participate in sports and other leisure activities in the community-President Kenyatta addressing the Kenyan Youth during the 2018 International Youth Day in Kisii County Youths across Kenya had a variety  activities taking place to mark

Health Literacy: Key for youth to access quality health care!

  “You look pregnant! Why do you engage in sex then come here lying that you are sick!!” These kinds of statements and many more are very familiar to young people when we visit our public health facilities. Most of us feel so intimidated by such sentiments from a provider that we don’t

Safe Spaces for Youth is a Measure of National Conscience

The 2018 United National theme for International Youth Day, #SafeSpacesforYouth, is a deliberate move to emphasises and highlight the challenges youth face globally, in civic, digital and public spaces. The Kenyan Vision 2030’s three pillars: the economic, the social and the political pillars, mirror the three spaces identified by UN.

The Devolution Cup

When I heard about the pre-devolution conference, I knew it would just be a forum for young people to be taught on how to voice their issues better, to the concerned authorities and so it was.  On the last day of the training, various leaders from the county were invited

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Makueni county youth forum

From my observation, Makueni County has been in the good books for sometime. It is one of the counties that has a very active website.However, there are a few but critical social issues that i feel have to be addressed promptly. During one of the sessions the youth talked about

My view on Jiactivate Kajiado county youth forum

In my view the youth of Kajiado have less interest in engaging their leaders ,attending public participation forums yet they are able to outline issues affecting them and their ideal county.Their forum was a unique one  because we had a few  local leaders in attendance.These youth had a chance to present

My take on Machakos county jiactivate mtaa youth forum

Listening to the arguments at the Jiactivate youth forum in Machakos,I could feel the desperation  for information,inclusivity in decision and just as simple as someone who will take time,sit down and just listen. These young people have a vision of a county they want to see and are aware of

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