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  • Updates – a wedding and volunteering

    Posted on May 1, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

                    A big congratulations to one of the women in the initiative, Ann, who got married recently. She had a lovely ceremony and one of the other women in the initiative, Sabina (upper left), was able to attend as well. Ann will continue working with the Kenya Wildlife […]

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  • International Women’s Day and Planting Trees in Karura Forest

    Posted on March 15, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    March 8th was International Women’s Day. We recognize the valuable work that women do and the importance of education for young women. We are also able to work with some incredible young women through this initiative. Below is a quote from Joy, one of the women in the initiative, reflecting on the day. “We appreciate […]

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  • Update from Hellen Naipanoi Kipaili

    Posted on February 2, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Below is an update from Hellen, one of the six women in our East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. In May, she will be the first woman in the initiative to complete her undergraduate courses and receive her BA. “It’s with great pleasure that I take this precious time to thank each and every one […]

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  • Visit to the UN Offices in Nairobi

    Posted on January 19, 2017 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Recently, three of the women in the initiative were able to connect with Tomilyn Rupert, a Reports Analyst at the World Food Programme. Tomilyn met with the women to share some of her experience, offer some career advice, and to show them around the UN Offices in Nairobi. Tomilyn will continue to act as a […]

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  • Sabina Sends Us an Update

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Greetings, I hope that everyone is fine and doing well. I am too fine since the last time we communicated and everything is well. I have been attached to Indigenous Information Network office [IIN] since May after completing my diploma course up to date as I wait to join the degree program in September this […]

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  • Joy Visits an Orphanage to Encourage Hard Work

    Posted on July 25, 2016 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Joy went to her village this past weekend to mentor high school students at Shankoe Secondary and visit an orphanage with them. The outing was sponsored by her her University, Mount Kenya University, to encourage students in the village to work hard and apply to University. Joy took a major leadership role by mentoring the […]

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  • Happy Birthday Joy!

    Posted on June 28, 2016 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    In honor of Joy’s 23rd birthday, she invited her friends to plant fruit trees in the community. She dedicated her birthday to conserving the environment and planted mango, apple, avocado, and many other types of trees. To many more birthdays, trees and happy occasions! 

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  • Team Building with Street Boys

    Posted on June 16, 2016 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    On Sunday June 12, Hellen and Joy went to a children’s home in Nakuru where they sponsor street boys. Street boys are children who have been rescued from living on the streets of Kenya. Joy and Hellen spent the day with the 15 boys and 2 teachers. In order to eat, attend school and buy […]

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  • Meet up with Ledaiki Ann Nailantei

    Posted on May 31, 2016 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    Brighter Green’s Executive Director Mia MacDonald was was recently in Kenya to represent the U.S. Board of the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) at their tenth anniversary celebrations in Nairobi on Monday, May 30th. While there, she was able to meet up with Ledaiki Ann Nailantei who is part of the East African Young Women’s […]

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  • Hellen Participates in Kenya Peace Conference

    Posted on May 4, 2016 by brightergreen in Uncategorized.

    On Wednesday May 4th and Thursday May 5th, Hellen participated in the Kenya Peace Conference that trains students to advocate for peace all over Kenya. The theme this year was, Peace Beyond a Handshake for Holistic Development. They discussed the role of women in peace keeping and also the role of student leaders in national cohesion.

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