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This article by Angela Mjomba, an Intern, first appeared on the DOT Kenya Intern space. In this article, Angela summarizes her experience on her first week at DOT.
The final destination for the F2F training was at the AFRALTI center. The training is an intense program set to prep us for what to expect on the field. After an ice breaker and building a rapport with theDOT Kenya team, we are moving on swiftly with our training. Our days start early and most of us are to be in our respective classes, always on time. We try!!
There is an atmosphere of eagerness to learn new skills by all the interns, already the new words learnt are in…
Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) , a DOT Kenya partner, organised a one week youth camp at the Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. DOT Kenya Intern Ben Maiyo and DOT Kenya Alumni Priscilla Kimani took part in the colorful event. Below they share the story:
By Ben Maiyo and Priscilla Kimani
In an effort to contribute to empower young people to take the frontline in advocating for their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) hosted The Third East Africa Youth Camp on Sexual and Reproductive Health from the 7th - 13th August 2011.
Being one of DOT Kenya's partners, FHOK invited DOT to facilitate a discussion on entrepreneurship and talent development at The Thompson Falls Lodge in Nyahururu, Kenya.
The MasterCard Foundation team visited two beneficiaries of the ReachUp! program in Machakos, and were pleased with the impact of the program the lives of locals.
By Anne Mugatha, DOT Kenya Intern, Lower Eastern Region
Before closing the big day we had at Exodus children's home on Thursday, 11th August 2011, The MasterCard Foundation President Reeta Roy and the team together with DOT President Janet Longmore visited two of the ReachUp! beneficiaries who started their business in Machakos town. These are Jecintah Mutindi Musyoka and Damaris Mbithe Wambua.
Within the town center is where Jecintah's business is located. She confidently led the way as everyone else followed through a long, dark and noisy…
DOT Kenya Intern David Mwangi was privileged to host MasterCard Foundation President Reeta Roy in Machakos. He shares an account of the events that took place on that day.
DOT Kenya Hosts MasterCard Foundation President Reeta Roy in Machakos
by David Mwangi, DOT Kenya Intern, Lower Eastern Region
11th August, 2011 was the big day that was planned for the MasterCard Foundation Team to visit Machakos. Organizing and planning for the function took the mind effort and logics of many. The DOT Kenya office played a significant role to ensure the success of the day nonetheless, the DOT field work officers and Interns were on the track.
Exodus Children's Home (a DOT…
In this story, Western Kenya Intern James Asonga shares how his interaction with his first group of participants, whom he fondly refers to as his "first borns," shaped the rest of his nine months as an Intern.
I affectionately refer to the initial group of participants that I trained on the Reachup! program as my "first borns." The group consisted solely of students at the Busia Township Youth Polytechnic. Out of this group I had my first success story. Through the ReachUp! classes this lot participated enthusiastically in the program.
Their enthusiasm gave me the impetus to commit myself fully despite the glaring challenges I had to overcome, such as inadequate computers and doubt on the legitimacy…
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