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  • Mid-year Updates

    Posted on June 7, 2018 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    We recently received an update from our colleague John Parsitau, who helps to coordinate the Initiative. He writes about how the achievements of these women have gone hand-in-hand with bringing cultural and environmental awareness to their community and how this program continues to be a wonderful success. He writes about the women below: Hellen is […]

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  • Updates from Sabina and Joy

    Posted on May 17, 2018 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Sabina Tumeki Siankoi is currently in her third year at Egerton University to earn a BA in Gender and Development studies. She has been involved in different activities at the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) office such as helping in writing reports, representing the organization in local and national meetings, mentoring young girls in secondary schools, […]

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  • Joy Participates in WFP International Women’s Day of Dialogue in Nairobi

    Posted on March 23, 2018 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Joy Kakenya Barta participated in the recent World Food Programme‘s (WFP) Day of Dialogue on March 15th in Nairobi to celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s celebration was “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives.” The event included talks, presentations, and panels that looked at this question: how can we […]

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  • Work with Water Supply and Additional Updates About the Young Women

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Joy Kakenya Barta has secured an industrial attachment, a work-based experience program which allows students to develop specific or generic skills, valuable to their professional development, at Rift Valley Water and Services Board in Nakuru. They provide efficient, adequate, sustainable and affordable water supply and sanitation services. She will be working there, in the corporate […]

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  • Hellen’s Graduation

    Posted on December 12, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Hellen Naipanoi Kipaili successfully graduated on December 8, 2017 from Egerton University with a degree in Gender and Development. Hellen’s family and friends attended, as well as our colleague John Parsitau, as her sponsor. Hellen has worked incredibly hard and we are proud to see her complete her degree.

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  • Hellen is Graduating

    Posted on December 6, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    We are excited that Hellen Naipanoi Kipaili will be graduating shortly on December 8, 2017. She will be graduating from Egerton University at their main campus in Njoro, Nakuru. Our colleague John Parsitau will be attending the graduation ceremony as her sponsor. Hellen has worked incredibly at university studying Gender and Development. We wish her […]

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  • Day of the Girl 2017

    Posted on October 12, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    October 11 is celebrated as the Day of the Girl. This day recognizes those fighting for gender justice and youth rights. We want to recognize the women in our program, who started as girls, who have been driven to get a higher education and to be involved in their community to help other girls and […]

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  • Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya

    Posted on September 6, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Recently, the decision was made by the National Environment Management Association (NEMA) to ban plastic bags in Kenya. If someone is found to be using plastic bags, they will receive a hefty fine. All of the women in the program are happy about the decision and have sent pictures of people carrying new reusable bags […]

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  • The Latest Updates on the Women of the Leadership Initiative

    Posted on July 31, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Elizabeth Kironua Sakuda is currently on an internship program at Ewaso Ngiro South Development Authority (ENSDA) a government pastoral working in Narok, Kajiado and Nakuru counties. ENSDA has specialized in the rural parts of this regions. It initiates, plans, and implement programs and projects through research, consultancy within the above regions. ENSDA as a Regional […]

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  • Summer Updates

    Posted on June 15, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    The women have been hard at work finishing up last semester’s classes before starting the new semester this month. Grades are starting to come in and many are earning good marks. Joy has been continuing to do some tree planting work with other young adults in Mara. They were able to plant over 100 trees […]

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