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Mar 19

Alfred Polo Foundation Visits Homa Bay Schools

On 9th March, 2018 we made a trip to Homa Bay county for a series of events. Among our entourage were two of our guest speakers: Carine Umutoniwase, Executive Director at Footprints For Change, and Ken Ogolla, a career administrator from the University of Nairobi. First on our stop was Manga Primary School where we […]

Oct 08

Empowering The Girl Child: A Challenge For Us All

When we empower girls, everybody benefits. Girls who are educated, healthy and free can transform their communities and pass on the benefits to their children, and to their children’s children. Yet the reality is that women are still treated as second-class citizens of this world; girls are almost completely ignored. Girls have no status, no protection […]

Sep 24

3 Ways Leadership Impacts Business Positively

The burden of unemployment rests disproportionately on the shoulders of the youth. Due to demographic shifts that have created a massive youth bulge, today one-third of the country’s population is between 18 and 34 years old – far more young people than there are jobs to support them, according to the United Nations Development Programme […]

Sep 17

Suicide Cases Among The Youth Rising; Time To Confront It

There are two peak ages in suicide cases: among young adults and the elderly. More women attempt suicide but more men complete the act. Men are also more likely to engage in methods that are most lethal. The World Health Organisation statistics show that the average rate of suicide in Kenya stands at 10.8./100,000, males […]

Sep 10

Starting and Managing a Self-Help Group (Part 4)

Welcome to the final part of our this series on starting and managing self-help groups. If you missed the other parts, click on any of these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Now last week we focused on relationships and membership and this week we will focus on how to manage arising issues in […]

Sep 03

Starting and Managing a Self-Help Group (Part 3)

In this part of our series on ‘Starting and Managing a Self-Help Group’ we will focus on group establishment, leadership among other areas. If you haven’t had a chance to read parts one and two of the series click on the following links: Part 1, Part 2. 1. Establishing The Group. What kind of group […]

Aug 27

Starting and Managing a Self-Help Group (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of our series on how to start and manage a Self-Help Group (SHG). If you haven’t already read the first part of this series head on over to this link http://www.alfredpolo.com/starting-and-managing-a-self-help-group-part-1/ 1.  Communication Communication is vital to a group’s success – it is the lifeblood. It improves contact between group members. […]

Aug 20

Starting and Managing a Self-Help Group (Part 1)

Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya have been recognized as an effective strategy for mobilization and empowerment of rural people , particularly women, the youth and other marginalized groups. Though the access to credit has been seen as a motivational factor behind the formation of SHGs, SHGs have a potential that goes beyond mere economics of […]