Search Results for Tag: Kenya
Somali refugee combats extremism with hiphop
Islamist militants fighting in Somalia are trying hard to recruit young Somalis. But a young refugee, Shiine Ali, is determined to turn his peers away from Islamic extremism – with his hiphop music.
Listen to the report by Zoe Flood in Eastleigh, Kenya:
Dance empowers Kenyan prostitutes
Two young Germans believe dance can change lives and are bringing a holistic dance program to prostitutes in Kenya with an organization called Maua. They not only want to restore the women’s self-confidence, but also meet their medical needs.
Maua co-founders Amrei Krings and Maren Haferkamp join Pulse hosts Kate Müser and Helen Whittle in the studio:
Visit Maua’s website for more information.
Follow Maua on Facebook.
Nairobi photographer inspires political activism
Nairobi photographer Boniface Mwangi is fed up with his country’s politicians. To raise awareness, he’s taking an in-your-face approach with a graffiti campaign, political art show and online newspaper.
Listen to the report by Lucas Laursen, with Mike Elkin, in Nairobi:
Photos by Mike Elkin:
Crossing continents to reach kids in a Nairobi slum
Their lives couldn’t be more different, but Amelia in France and Regynnah in Kenya have the same goal: to make life better for kids in Nairobi’s largest slum who’ve been orphaned by AIDS.
Listen to the report by Nik Martin from Lyon:
More on the Angels of Hope Kibera website.
Young climate activists in Kenya
After graduating from high school, most people look to start a career, but DW catches up with a few young people who have different plans: saving the environment. Volunteers from around the globe are helping the Kenyan environmental organization Ecofinder improve conditions around Africa’s Lake Victoria. Global warming, population growth, and deforestation on the lake’s shores have all increased environmental stress in the region.
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Giving Kenyans a voice of their own
For outsiders, the slums in Africa’s big cities seem like a world away. The media usually reports only the most horrific stories. But a couple of Kenyan journalists say that it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of making movies about slum dwellers, they’d rather help these young people become media professionals themselves.
Watch this DW video for more.
One-legged cyclist inspires others to ride
Dedan Ireri in Nairobi, Kenya, is all about bicycles. They are his hobby and also his profession. Maybe one day, a bicycle ride will earn him international recognition in sports. But Dedan Ireri is also on a mission: he wants to help others to take up cycling.
Listen to the report by Peter Hille:
DW’s Peter Hille met Dedan while completing a cycling trip of his own – from Cairo all the way to Cape Town. Follow along with Peter’s adventures on his blog.
Kenyan environmentalist gives butterflies a future
Emily from Kenya protects the butterfly species that are native to the area. She works with the local young people, raising awareness of the butterflies and of the importance of protecting the environment.
Learn more about the Kakamega Environmental Education Programme (KEEP) here.
This report is part of Deutsche Welle’s Learning by Ear series. For lots more informative and inspiring stories, visit the Learning by Ear website.
Kenyan DJ is a real-life role model behind the mic
Kades, from one of Nairobi’s largest slums, plays DJB in Shujaaz, a comic book series and weekly radio show. Shujaaz is capturing the imagination of young Kenyans and inspiring them to take charge of their own futures.
Ethiopian teenager offers strength to fellow refugees
Despite the trials she’s faced, 19-year-old Sadia Happi faces life as a leader and not a victim. In the Kenyan refugee camp where she lives, she broaches tough topics like rape, AIDS, and women’s rights.
Kakuma News Reflector is an independent blog about life in the refugee camp.