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Healthy Youth

Nothing for us without us, this is one of the phrases that I like the most. It is paramount to prioritize the health wellbeing of the young people. Over the years I had a great opportunity of working with young people, especially in matters regarding their sexual reproductive health and rights. Through information sharing creating

My Experience as a Data Collector for the AYFHS survey in Kahawa West

For one week, I was privileged to be part of the community of Kenyans living in Kahawa West area of Kasarani Subcounty. It was my first time to visit the place, and I was more than impressed. The town is well developed and has a large population of young people. I also noticed that most

My 1st International Advocacy Experience

About ECOSOC Youth Forum The sixth annual Youth Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was held on 30-31 January 2017 in New York City, around the theme of “the role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world.” The Youth Forum is an important platform for youth advocates and

Investment in Youth and Women Critical to Africa’s Development, Says UN Development Chief

“Africa’s large youth population presents an enormous opportunity for development”, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  “Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth by investing in education, skills development, and other social initiatives can reap enormous dividends and spur the continent’s development.” Helen Clark made her remarks during the opening of

Know Your Goals: Young People to Drive the SDGs Implementation.

Have you heard about the new sustainable development goals (SDGs)? You may have heard that this is a global effort that involves 17 goals lead by the UN and global leaders. Sounds really huge, right? Well, it is. But make no mistake: it’s not so big that young people can’t connect with the movement and