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2014-02-04 23:04:50

Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI), Nokero International, Ltd., and Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks celebrate a trilateral city relationship between Nairobi, Denver, and Kunming. The Sister Cities sponsored the reconstruction of the Madaraka Primary School. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 On January 20, 2014, Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI) and Nokero International, Ltd. celebrated the inauguration of a sustainable water system and the use of solar light bulbs in...

2013-07-23 12:27:26

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenmark, the leading research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical company has announced the launch of its Child Health Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme in Kenya. The occasion was graced by Hon. Kenneth Okoth [https://twitter.com/okothkenneth ] - Member of Parliament - Kibera Constituency, Jessica Mbochi, Division of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Government of Kenya, Dr Grace Irimu, Sr. Lecturer, University...

2012-08-23 02:24:09

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirming the power of free speech and expression, The Echo Foundation celebrates powerful photojournalism with a two-part series that addresses justice, democracy and humanity. While honoring the work of a respected force in photojournalism, the foundation engages the next generation of emerging photographers. Echo's election year series - "We the People. The Voices and Vision of Democracy." - proudly presents the extraordinary work of revered...

2012-03-16 23:02:42

Cisco is funding Digital Divide Data with a grant to increase the scale and sustainability of its operations in Kenya. Funds will be used to expand eBook production, accelerate recruitment and improve workflow automation. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Digital Divide Data (DDD) is the recipient of a $135,000 cash grant from Cisco to scale up its operations in Kenya and expand its eBooks service line. In Kenya, DDD´s newest base of operations, the grant will be used for...

2011-09-16 09:33:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering efforts to recognize and support socially-minded innovators in the Midwest and around the world, Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) and the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship (BHSI) (http://www.chicagoideas.com/bhsi/) proudly announce the 2011 class of Fellows. These young entrepreneurs will participate in CIW, a seven-day platform for ideas, innovation and community, to be held October 10 - 16, 2011. "These Fellows represent a breed of...

2011-04-18 10:30:00

First Off-Site Exhibition during Cooper-Hewitt's Renovation NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Design with the Other 90%: Cities," the second in a series of themed exhibitions by Cooper-Hewitt that demonstrate how design can address the world's most critical issues, opens Oct. 15 at the United Nations and runs through Jan. 9, 2012. Organized by Cynthia E. Smith, the museum's curator of socially responsible design, the exhibition will feature more than 60 projects from...

2009-06-08 12:06:00

Host of CMT INSIDER, Katie Cook, to Join Event as Emcee; Ellie's Run for Africa volunteers to travel to Kenya to complete school's construction NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in Kibera -- Africa's largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya -- will have new educational opportunities with the opening of a vocational school later this summer, thanks to funding in part by Nashville-based Ellie's Run for Africa (http://www.elliesrun.org). Started in 2004 with the dream of Nashville teen...

2006-08-31 10:49:58

By Tia Goldenberg NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya on Thursday accused Senator Barack Obama, a rising star in America's Democratic party, of making inaccurate criticisms about corruption in the country of his father. Obama, who is a role model to many in the east African nation, on Wednesday ended what amounted to a homecoming tour during which he declared graft a crisis crippling development and reversing Kenya's democratic gains. Kenya routinely accuses foreign officials of spouting...

2006-08-27 10:50:50

By Jack Kimball NAIROBI (Reuters) - Amid the corrugated iron shacks of Nairobi's sprawling Kibera slum, a local market trader tells U.S. Senator Barack Obama how she and many others were able to turn tiny investments into thriving businesses. Obama has been revered by many in the east African nation since 2004 when the Harvard-trained lawyer and civil rights activist, whose father was Kenyan, ran for the U.S. Senate. Waving palm leaves and chanting "Obama, Obama," thousands of...

2006-05-01 07:20:00

By Jack Kimball NAIROBI -- Paul Mburu Karanja points to the banks of rubbish lining the slime-green waters flowing through Kenya's Kibera shantytown. "We pour the waste into the river to take it away, but at a time of dryness like now when the water is so low, the rubbish just sticks there," says Karanja, 30, who has been removing human waste in Kibera since 1987. Karanja is one of around 70 "manual exhausters" who are paid by residents to empty latrines and sewage pits in east Africa's...