Search Results for Tag: Kenya
Turning Kenya’s trash into treasure
Plastic can take hundreds, even thousands of years to break down in the environment. In Kenya, communities are struggling to cope with the thousands of tons of waste being generated each year.
Despite having grown up in a slum littered with trash, 28-year-old Lorna Ruto developed a passion for taking care of the natural environment.
Now her passion has become her business, turning plastic waste from the city of Nairobi into something useful – fence posts. Her goal is not only to grow a successful company, but also to provide her community with much-needed jobs.
Listen to the report by Andrew Wasike in Nairobi, Kenya:
DateTuesday 15.10.2013 | 14:39
Changing lives through dance in Kenya
Dance can changes lives. This is the philosophy of volunteer Amrei Krings. One-and-a-half years ago, she started planning a dance workshop to empower sex workers in Kenya and founded the organization Maua in order to realize her idea.
This summer, her dream became a reality. While the dance workshop was a success, the project wasn’t easy for Amrei, who had to learn some tough lessons about trust and cultural differences.
Listen to the report by Falk Steinborn in Naivasha, Kenya:
Visit Amrei’s organization, Maua, on Facebook.
DateTuesday 10.09.2013 | 13:14
Somali refugee combats extremism with hiphop
Islamist militants fighting in Somalia are trying hard to recruit young Somalis. But a young refugee, Shiine Ali, is determined to turn his peers away from Islamic extremism – with his hiphop music.
Listen to the report by Zoe Flood in Eastleigh, Kenya:
DateTuesday 26.03.2013 | 13:57
Dance empowers Kenyan prostitutes
Two young Germans believe dance can change lives and are bringing a holistic dance program to prostitutes in Kenya with an organization called Maua. They not only want to restore the women’s self-confidence, but also meet their medical needs.
Maua co-founders Amrei Krings and Maren Haferkamp join Pulse hosts Kate Müser and Helen Whittle in the studio:
Visit Maua’s website for more information.
Follow Maua on Facebook.
DateTuesday 29.01.2013 | 14:30
Nairobi photographer inspires political activism
Nairobi photographer Boniface Mwangi is fed up with his country’s politicians. To raise awareness, he’s taking an in-your-face approach with a graffiti campaign, political art show and online newspaper.
Listen to the report by Lucas Laursen, with Mike Elkin, in Nairobi:
Photos by Mike Elkin:
DateTuesday 20.11.2012 | 13:25
Crossing continents to reach kids in a Nairobi slum
Their lives couldn’t be more different, but Amelia in France and Regynnah in Kenya have the same goal: to make life better for kids in Nairobi’s largest slum who’ve been orphaned by AIDS.
Listen to the report by Nik Martin from Lyon:
More on the Angels of Hope Kibera website.
DateTuesday 23.10.2012 | 12:40
Young climate activists in Kenya
After graduating from high school, most people look to start a career, but DW catches up with a few young people who have different plans: saving the environment. Volunteers from around the globe are helping the Kenyan environmental organization Ecofinder improve conditions around Africa’s Lake Victoria. Global warming, population growth, and deforestation on the lake’s shores have all increased environmental stress in the region.
Watch the video:
DateThursday 04.10.2012 | 08:47
Giving Kenyans a voice of their own
For outsiders, the slums in Africa’s big cities seem like a world away. The media usually reports only the most horrific stories. But a couple of Kenyan journalists say that it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of making movies about slum dwellers, they’d rather help these young people become media professionals themselves.
Watch this DW video for more.
DateThursday 12.07.2012 | 08:28
One-legged cyclist inspires others to ride
Dedan Ireri in Nairobi, Kenya, is all about bicycles. They are his hobby and also his profession. Maybe one day, a bicycle ride will earn him international recognition in sports. But Dedan Ireri is also on a mission: he wants to help others to take up cycling.
Listen to the report by Peter Hille:
DW’s Peter Hille met Dedan while completing a cycling trip of his own – from Cairo all the way to Cape Town. Follow along with Peter’s adventures on his blog.
DateTuesday 10.04.2012 | 11:54
Kenyan environmentalist gives butterflies a future
Emily from Kenya protects the butterfly species that are native to the area. She works with the local young people, raising awareness of the butterflies and of the importance of protecting the environment.
Learn more about the Kakamega Environmental Education Programme (KEEP) here.
This report is part of Deutsche Welle’s Learning by Ear series. For lots more informative and inspiring stories, visit the Learning by Ear website.
DateTuesday 03.01.2012 | 14:59