Education'S ARCHIVE

  • We got the opportunity to catch up with Peggy Mativo, founder of PACE, an initiative to improve education outcomes by creating  equitable learning opportunities for students in rural and slum areas of Kenya so that they succeed individually and contribute to their communities. Peggy is an  inspiring education advocate and our first Advocate in the […]

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  • Solar lamps, also known as solar lanterns, are quickly becoming a preferred lighting and electrical power solution for rural and off-grid households around the world. More and more emphasis is being placed on solar energy as a means to connect millions of households around the globe to the rest of the world.  With continuing research […]

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  • Hasna Muktar, a traditional birth attendant in remote Sankuri village in northern Kenya, has met her share of challenges while delivering babies, from snakebites and threatening hyenas to the choking fumes of kerosene lamps that are widely used to provide a feeble light at night-time deliveries. But that last problem, at least, is now being overcome, […]

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  • Sally Kayoni, the shopkeeper, stands on tiptoe to be seen over a counter lined with car batteries, radios and DVD players. Yet the prime retail space on the eye-level shelf behind her is given over to small solar lamps presented in a neat row. They get pride of place because they are among her bestsellers. […]

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  • Chepnyaliliet school, with its rough concrete walls and tin roof at the end of a dusty lane lined with cacti and wild roses, seems an unlikely place find early adopters of technology. But that is exactly what Rhoda Sigei is. The determined nursery teacher was the first person in Bomet county, a verdant patch of Kenya‘s […]

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