Environment

Dangers Of Open Drainages

April 26, 2013
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Dangers Of Open Drainages

During this rainy season the sewers have busted and are flowing all over the area as they mix with rain water and children go playing with the water as they think its rain water. In most hospital in mathare you will find them being diagnosed with dysentery, cholera, typhoid, flu and some other diseases....

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FLOODING A DISASTER

April 24, 2013
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FLOODING A DISASTER

Floods in Kenya are a natural and frequent occurring event affecting thousands of people. Kenyans are at risk of flooding in their homes, at work and while traveling. Flooding normally cause widespread disruption to commercial and agricultural activities and damages resulting to millions of shillings. Over the past few weeks rainfall has been experienced...

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Youths Creating Employment For Themselves

April 4, 2013
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Youths Creating Employment For Themselves

Youths in Mathare came up with an initiative where they started creating employment on their own after they saw that the government is not providing them with jobs. The idea in mind was to start garbage collection in areas they live.  The government started registering youth groups under the ministry of youth affairs and...

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SLUM CHILDREN MAKING MONEY FROM WASTE

March 30, 2013
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SLUM CHILDREN MAKING MONEY FROM WASTE

Due to difficult living standards within the slums many associates themselves with different activities in order to meet their daily necessities . In Mathare its even worse , which has lead to child exploitation , as you can see school dropouts walking around garbage disposal areas , in search of recyclable waste which they...

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INCIDENCES IN MATHARE

March 30, 2013
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After the announcement of the verdict that was taken to the supreme court,celebrations was expected to happen in different parts of Mathare, instead people started behaving ‘fun’ in style. A man aged between 22-25 was seen walking naked when asked why he said ” this is my style of celebtating, i have wanted a...

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preaching peace in mathare

February 22, 2013
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Election is under away and people are everywhere preaching peace, walter otieno of map mathare was out there preaching peace thru clean up and talks to schools both primary and secondary and the community.
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teaching on the causes of conflict walter otieno member of map mathare teachimg on the causes of conflict in mathare

preaching peace

peace being preaced to primary school kids primary school children were also taught tips of keeping peace
peace event in diffferent location in mathare

A problem of open defecation areas and flying toilets in Mathare

May 31, 2011
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A problem of open defecation areas and flying toilets in Mathare

In the last two months we have been actively involved in mapping water and sanitation, open defecation areas and open drainages in Mathare number 10, Thayu, Mabatini, Mashimoni and later in the rest of Mathare. During this process I was surprised to see people shitting in an open ground, not worrying about people watching...

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