Blog: Fresh Notes

Fresh Notes: Stories From The Field

Towards cleaner and prosperous communities – Alexander’s Story

Towards cleaner and prosperous communities – Alexander’s Story

As far back as he can remember, Alexander Waweru has always relied solely on his charcoal business and the pub he runs to provide for his family and cater for his recurrent medical bills. Due to poor sanitation in the community, Alexander — who has a lifelong […]

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Mathare schools host debate session to engage students on sanitation

Mathare schools host debate session to engage students on sanitation

In the majority of primary schools here in Nairobi, students spend Friday afternoons participating in extracurricular activities such as soccer, basketball, and swimming. For Pilot, Alliant, Upendo, and Viara schools in Mathare, teachers also set aside at least one Friday on a bi-monthly basis during which pupils […]

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Peter Okari is championing hygienic sanitation in Mukuru

Peter Okari was born and raised in Kisii, a small town in western Kenya. For years, he dreamed of moving to Nairobi. “When my relatives would visit from the city, they appeared very sophisticated and well-off. I could not wait to follow suit,” he says. In 2003, […]

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Sign the petition to include hygiene indicators to the SDGs!

Sign the petition to include hygiene indicators to the SDGs!

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the successors to the Millennium Development Goals, which expire at the end of 2015. The SDGs are more comprehensive and have greater detail than the MDGs. An early draft included a specific target on hygiene: SDG 6.2 – By 2030, achieve access to […]

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Reflections on President Obama’s Visit to Kenya

Reflections on President Obama’s Visit to Kenya

President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. leader to visit the Republic of Kenya this past weekend. This was a momentous event for the whole country, with much of the population glued to their televisions and smartphones to watch the events unfold. The connection between President […]

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