As part of a non- profit
organizations we are relentless in driving change to advance growth and
development by working together with children young people, our
supporters to improve the common good of the society, typically through
Charitable, Educational, Scientific, Traditional or Religious means.
ORGANIZING AND MOBILIZING
about relationships,relationships turn people
out better than anything else.Mobilizing is about numbers, Mobilization occurs within organizing campaigns,
in response to specific calls to action, but also refers to more surface
efforts to bring people into action for time-limited efforts
- As (LACBO) we
engage in discussion on mobilizing and organizing communities to end child
people are not organized, and they are not informed about effective joint
partnerships in neighborhood economic development.
mobilizing strategies are essential to health promotion and uptake of HIV
local communities with a means of increasing their organizational capacity
and strengthening their leadership role in their communities.
Oriented Policing in the Community improves the dialogue between the
police and the community.
We are all well aware of the fact that participating in sports/physical
activity develops the five components of fitness:
Sports helps an individual much more
than in the physical aspects alone.
It builds character by:
and develops strategic thinking
a Sporting attitude/spirit helps build a Positive attitude towards life
and its struggles as well as Shaping one's personality and character.
find positive and robust effects on children’s school performance and peer
relations. Crowding out of passive leisure activities can partially
explain the effects.
importance of people’s cognitive skills, such as the performance in school
in explaining socio-economic success is widely acknowledged.
non-cognitive skills, such as behavior or emotional strength, have
received increased attention when analyzing the determinants of
socio-economic success. Health, moreover, is a prerequisite for any
educational and professional achievements.
diseases, especially Malaria and Tuberculosis, have long been a public
health problem in Kenya. In recent years, infection with the human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immune deficiency
syndrome (AIDS), also has become a severe problem.
2004 the Kenyan Ministry of Health announced that HIV/AIDS had surpassed
Malaria and Tuberculosis as the leading disease killer in the country. Due
largely to AIDS, life expectancy in Kenya has dropped by about a decade.
Since 1984 more than 1.5 million Kenyans have died because of HIV/AIDS.
Pneumonia, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Anemia, Bilharzia
(Schistosomiasis) This disease is spread by flukes (minute worms)
that are carried by a species of freshwater snail, Cholera, Diphtheria,
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Dengue Fever (Break-Bone Fever),
Chronic illnesses like Cancer have been a major challenge,
others including Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Parkinson’s, Diabetes and Road
accidents continue to be the leading causes of registered deaths in Kenya.
financing should be equitable. In many developing countries such as Kenya,
changes to health-care financing systems are being implemented as a means
of providing equitable access to health care with the aim of attaining
is dependent on having health systems capable of effectively and
efficiently performing critical functions and delivering essential
system strengthening (HSS) has become a major focus of the investments in
health in low-resource settings.
system strengthening has become a recognized priority for achieving major
public health goals such as those identified by disease-specific global
health initiatives for HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis, malaria, childhood
immunizations, and others.
international community has come to recognize the critical importance of
strengthening health systems as a whole to the achievement of major global
health goals. Millennium Development Goals has objectives that focus on
the many specific global health programs (such as those for control of
HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria), and from disease
elimination/eradication programs to those fighting non-communicable
contribution that strengthening of public health systems makes to
strengthening health systems in general has been inadequately described.
support of public health in low- and middle-income countries around the
world, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposes to
prioritize its investments on strengthening six key public health
functions that would contribute the most towards health systems
strengthening efforts as a whole and have the greatest impact on improving
the public's health. In this Policy the US CDC's perspective on the role
of public health institutions in global health system strengthening
benefits are available to advance the education and skills of young
people, spouses and family members. Institutions offer literacy classes,
English as a Second Language, parenting classes, wellness education, adult
continuing education, library services, and instruction in leisure-time
most cases, inmates who do not have a high school KCSE certificate or a
Primary certificate have it rough when released because they have no
qualifications to enable them get a job for their livelihoods. They are
therefore encouraged to participate in the literacy program for a minimum
of 4 hours a day to prepare and be taught so that they can be able to sit
for the examinations and obtain certificate.
and occupational training programs are based on the needs of the inmates,
general labor market conditions, and institution labor force needs. An
important component is on-the-job training, which inmates receive through
institution job assignments and work in Government Prison Industries.
Government also encourages post-secondary education in vocational and
occupationally oriented areas. Some traditional college courses are
available, but inmates and anyone interested are responsible for funding
ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE
and vulnerable children refers to children under age eighteen who are
affected by and made vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. This includes both orphans
and non-orphans whose well-being or development is threatened because they
live in HIV-affected households and communities.
orphaned and vulnerable children presents many challenges for educators,
administrators, and other stakeholders in education.
loss of a parent or caregiver is quite distressing for children and may
have great impact on their education.
are affected by HIV and AIDS by virtue of, among others, living in a
household where one or more people are ill, dying, or deceased, or which
fosters orphans and children whose caregivers are too ill or old to
continue to care for them.
PEOPLE LIVING WITH
- Many disabled
people in Kenya, as in most developing countries in the world, live in
for people with disabilities, barriers can be more frequent and have
greater impact. Barriers can be described as being more than just physical
obstacles, “Factors in a person's environment that, through their absence
or presence, limit functioning and create disability.
is not just a health problem or attribute of individuals, but it reflects
the problems individuals experience in their interaction with society and
persons remain neglected part of society and they also experience various
barriers due to restriction of participation.
of physical disabilities include: Spinal cord injury (SCI) a spinal cord
injury often causes a permanent physical disability, Cerebral palsy,
Cystic fibrosis (CF), Epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis (MS) and Myasthenia
gravis (MG), Tourette syndrome.
difficulties that people with disabilities and chronic illness are facing
include: Loss of Independence, Transportation, Accessibility issues,
Education, Employment, Dining, Communication and Social relationships,
Getting married and Self-esteem.
FOOD SECURITY AND
refers to a personal, physical sensation of discomfort, while food
insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at
the level of the household. Policy evaluation, through both quantitative
and qualitative research, reveals food insecurity to be a complex problem.
populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and
low-income households are disproportionately affected by food insecurity,
despite the extensive private and public food safety.
insecurity has been associated with a greater risk of asthma and other
chronic health conditions, low birth weight, maternal depression,
depression, anxiety, and misconduct. Hungry children are less able to
focus and learn.
and nutrition play a crucial role in health promotion and chronic disease
prevention. It's important to go-to source for nutrition advice. The latest
edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition
science, helps health professionals to make healthy food and beverage
choices, and serves as the science-based foundation for vital nutrition
policies and programs.
defining characteristic of very low food security is that, at times during
the year, the food intake of household members is reduced and their normal
eating patterns are disrupted because the household lacks money and other
resources for food.
DRUG ABUSE AND ALCOHOL
abuse also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which
the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are
harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance-related
- Today’s youth face many risks, including drug abuse and
alcohol, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Responding to these risks before they
become problems can be difficult. Drug abuse has serious consequences in
our homes, schools, and communities. The use of all illegal drugs and the
inappropriate use of legal drugs is considered drug abuse.
drinking alcohol is itself not necessarily a problem—drinking too much can
cause a range of consequences, and increase your risk in a variety of
nicotine, and synthetic drugs are examples of abused substance.
who misuse alcohol, or people who are addicted, start having to drink more
and more to get drunk. They might have a drink in the morning, or just
once a day then with time they increase the consumption and finally cannot
do without it.
drug abuse and addiction, including marijuana and prescription drugs have
played a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving,
violence, stress, and child abuse.
abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with
keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families.
drugs include marijuana, drugged driving, tobacco, caffeine powder, MDMA
(also called Molly or Ecstasy), Spice are the most commonly abused drugs.
The effects of the drug may vary on the substance and the user.
are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to
prevent drug abuse in the first place.
is the foundation upon which all economic development takes places and
thrives. Because of this, investments in infrastructure lay the groundwork
for not just improved community facilities and structures, but also for
infrastructure projects can be costly, the government of Kenya has a wide
portfolio of programs and resources to help upgrade and improve the fabric
of the communities. Whether it’s replacing bridges, retrofitting a
facility for business attraction, or installing a new sewer system, the
department responsible has a program to help the communities improve its
infrastructure and position itself for business attraction.
the benefits of these programs are twofold – the infrastructure
improvement projects themselves create local jobs, while also serving to
attract investment, stimulate commerce, and support local businesses,
ultimately creating more jobs.
major challenges facing the infrastructure sector include the following:
Lack of affordability of consumers.
of development goals in quantitative terms.
apathy for infrastructure demand.
of private participation.
of project database.
BUILDING OF COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING AND
capacity building is the local promotion of knowledge, skills, commitment,
structures, and leadership, and is among the recommended core strategies.
- Coalition a
building and strengthening competence and awareness are also
building is of particular importance to health promotion because it
provides clearer definition, and attempts to measure, what is sometimes
described as the 'invisible work' of health promotion. It is the
'behind the scenes' effort by practitioners that increases the likelihood
on effective health promotion.
capacity building is one of the key methods to reach health improvements
within disadvantaged communities.
activity and sports participation are important means to reach health
methods of capacity building include fundraising, training centers,
exposure visits, office and documentation support, on-job training,
learning centers, and consultation.
building method by increasing sports participation in the community,
especially for individuals at higher risk of sports deprivation play a
vital role in their lives as well as bringing the community together.
has played a very important role showing the community the difference
between communities in sports participation between individuals living in
communities without such capacity building program.
community sports program reaches the individuals known to experience
higher barriers to engage in sports.
Capacity Enhancement provides these organizations with the tools and
competencies to facilitate community decision-making processes from
the capacity of non-governmental and community-based organizations to move
Government encourages citizens to protect our natural resources and ensure
future generations can enjoy them.
and Water Care: The Ministry of Conservation offers conservation and
habitat preservation resources and assistance for Kenyans from all areas.
Program: Community landowners can share the cost of implementing soil and
water conservation practices
and Water Conservation: The Department of Natural Resources’ Soil and
water Conservation program provides financial incentives to landowners to
implement conservation practices that help prevent soil erosion and
protect water resources. The program is dedicated to conserve the
productivity of Communities working lands.
Resources include: Air Pollution Control, Brownfield’s/Voluntary Cleanup,
Waste Electronics Scrap, Hazardous Waste Control, Household Hazardous
Waste, Illegal Dumping, Land Reclamation, Recycling, Solid Waste
Management, Tires, Underground Storage Tanks, Water Protection
COMMUNITY DEVELPOMENT FUND
development funds are provided by the government to communities and people
in a variety of ways: housing and community development programs, decent
housing, anti-poverty programs, healthy food initiatives, sustainability
movements or any other development projects made to improve the community
endowment is a donation of money or property to a non-profit organization,
which uses the resulting investment income for a specific purpose.
Endowment funds are established in perpetuity, meaning that no end-date
for the fund is set
Fund seeks to assist the government in securing private sector resources
and community support to provide for worthwhile capital improvement and
other projects and events and purchases for the community to lessen the
burden on the local taxpayers and to improve the quality of life for our
donations to the Foundation are considered tax exempt (if goods or
services are received, the portion in excess of the cost of the goods or
services is tax exempt). Donations may be earmarked for how you want them
applied, i.e., to plant a tree, purchased recycling containers, obtain
plants for the Beautification Committee, animal neutering, etc.
Kenya agriculture is an important fundamental in economic development; it contributes
35% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and constitutes 40% of the export
earnings. Agriculture in itself is also a market for industrial goods
such as machinery, equipment and fertilizers used in the farming process.
plays a critical role in the entire life of a given economy. Agriculture
is the backbone of the economic system of a given country. In addition to
providing food and raw material, agriculture also provides employment
opportunities to a very large percentage of the population.
benefits that protect the soil and make agriculture more sustainable
include: Reduction in soil erosion, and thus of road, dam and
hydroelectric power plant maintenance costs,
of water quality, Improvement of air quality, Biodiversity increase,
agriculture industry isn't just a food providing industry, it also
provides us with jobs, stimulates the economy, provides homes for humans
as well as animals, and betters our environment. Without agriculture you
would be naked, lacking nutrients you need for survival, unprotected, and
development relates to really anything in regards to inventions or
innovations. Development is essentially the process that takes a product
or idea from a hypothesis to a usable product.
Development means any invention, discovery, composition, enhancement,
technology, advancement, know-how, process, data, device, machine,
material, software or any other information arising from the Program,
including any such development protectable by patent, copyright, or other
protection under the law and
includes machines (like computers) but also techniques and processes (like
the way we produce computer chips). It might seem like all technology is
only electronic, but that's just most modern technology. In fact, a hammer
and the wheel are two examples of early human technology.
is important because it makes you feel more secure with every area in life
for both personal and business reasons. With technology advancing more
people are able to have access to supplies such as fresh water and food
because technology can help deliver those items to people that otherwise
couldn't get it
can affect life both positively and negatively. New technology always
changes our life very much and takes it to a new level. It is like the new
way of thinking or doing the normal things differently, better and much
faster with less hassle and at a much affordable rate
overly connected can cause psychological issues such as distraction,
narcissism, expectation of instant gratification, and even depression.
Besides affecting users' mental health, use of technology can also have
negative repercussions on physical health causing vision problems, hearing
loss, and neck strain.
health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and
not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to
the reproductive system and to its functions and processes.
Importance of Reproductive Health: More focus needs to be placed on
providing learning and preparation for the world of work, building healthy
lifestyles that reduce non-communicable diseases and improve sexual
health, and protecting adolescents from involvement in violence.”
affecting reproductive health include annual growth and inflation rates,
fertility rates, increasing urbanization, life expectancy at birth, infant
and child mortality, and maternal mortality particularly due to
complication from pregnancy and childbirth. Barriers for women and men on
contraception use are discussed.
Reproductive Health Concerns for Women include: Endometriosis, Uterine
Fibroids, Gynecologic Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Interstitial Cystitis, Polycystic
Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Resources.
woman's reproductive system is a delicate and complex system in the body.
It is important to take steps to protect it from infections and injury,
and prevent problems—including some long-term health problems. Taking care
of yourself and making healthy choices can help protect you and your loved
WATER / SANITATION
sanitation is defined as the process of cleaning and purifying water so it
is safe for use. An example of water sanitation is a filter that removes
impurities from water. Clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation play
an important part in maintaining health. Access to safe drinking water and
good sanitation are vital for family well-being. It results in control of
enteric diseases, and boosts child health. A healthy child has better
learning and retaining ability.
Sanitation and Hygiene, or WASH, are issues that affect the health and
wellbeing of every person in the world. The quality of water, sanitation
and hygiene in a person's life is directly correlated to poverty, as it is
usually joined by lack of education, lack of opportunity and gender
Water and Sanitation Month, take action to provide clean water and sanitation
in our communities: Improve sanitation facilities by providing toilets and
latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure. Proper hand
washing with soap and water can reduce diarrhea cases by up to 35 percent.
refers to public health conditions related to clean drinking water and for
adequate treatment and disposal of human excreta and sewage. POOR
SANITATION can cause for example, diarrhea, a main cause of malnutrition
and stunted growth in children, can be reduced through sanitation
can control poor Sanitation by: Access to safe drinking water (e.g. water
safety planning (the management of water from the source to tap);
household water treatment and safe storage), Access to improved sanitation
facilities, Hand washing with soap at critical times (e.g. after toilet
use and before the preparation of food.
poverty in all its forms everywhere.
hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote
healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning
opportunities for all.
gender equality and empower all women and girls.
availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive
employment and decent work for all.
resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable
industrialization and foster innovation
inequality within and among countries
cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
sustainable consumption and production patterns
urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable
restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial
ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and
halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide
access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive
institutions at all levels
the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for
sustainable development. We have identified major issues and challenges
that our communities face and we are looking for solutions on how we can
address the issues
energy works by capturing the sun's energy and turning it into electricity
for your home or business. Our sun is a natural nuclear reactor. It
releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93
million miles from the sun to Earth in about 8.5 minutes. Solar cells can
be used to generate electricity from sunlight. It is a device that
converts light energy into electrical energy.
of solar energy include: Solar heating, Solar water heaters and space
heaters are becoming increasingly popular, In new light, LED technology is
a true game-changer, Rooftop solar, Solar transportation, A new way of
cooking on solar power, Charging electronics, Under the sun.
Solar Uses include: Residential Homes, Every home or business needs hot
water and electricity, Holiday Properties, Central Power Stations, Other
Recreational Applications, Solar Water Heating Systems, Industrial
Applications, Water Pumping, lighting, heating in the Developing World,
of Solar Energy include: Renewable Energy Source, among all the benefits
of solar panels, the most important thing is that solar energy is a truly
renewable energy source, Reduces Electricity Bills, Diverse Applications,
Low Maintenance Costs, Technology Development, Cost, Weather Dependent,
and Solar Energy Storage Is Expensive.
few of the lesser-known benefits of solar energy include: Zero
energy-production costs, Less energy lost during long-distance transport,
Versatile installation, Energy production coincides with the times of
maximum demand, Impact on the environment, Improved security of the power
grid, Economic savings, Economic impact.
of solar energy||Cons of solar energy|
your electric bill ||
Doesn't work for every roof type|
the value of your home || Not ideal if you're about to move|
your carbon footprint ||Buying panels can be expensive|
rising electricity costs || Low electricity
costs = lower savings|