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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 […]

Aug 14

Youth Participation in Elections

A truly inclusive democratic society involves everyone in the political process, but in some areas of the country a segment of the population remains marginalised, namely the youth. This usually is as a result of institutional and policy constraints that have hindered youth involvement and left them sidelined from the democratic process. This trend is […]

Mar 27

Ryce East Africa Team Building Exercise

On 18th March 2017, the Alfred Polo Foundation organised and coordinated a team-building exercise for Ryce East Africa employees at the Serena Beach Hotel in Mombasa. The full day event was a creative combination and balance of both soft team building skills and processes spiced with a selection of great outdoor games and exercises that enabled […]

Dec 20

Empowerement Through the Open Self Help Group

Over the Jamhuri weekend, the Alfred Polo Foundation got the honour of hosting the Open Self Help Group from Kangemi at a meeting which was held at the Highlands Platinum Restaurant. Key topics that emerged at this meeting included, but not limited to: financial management, investments and auditing techniques. With financial inclusion emerging as a major […]

Dec 10

Event: Open Self Help Group Meeting

The Alfred Polo Foundation will on Sunday 10th, December 2016 sponsor a meeting for the Open Self Help Group from Kangemi. The meeting will be held at Highlands Platinum restaurant along Moi Avenue, Nairobi. Key topics for discussion will be financial management, investments and auditing techniques. The meeting starts at 1:30pm and the program will be […]

Sep 13

Youth & Innovation

Kenya is characterized by dominant trends, including an expanding economy accompanied by significant improvements in social and political conditions; rapid technological development and innovation; and a growing population. Indeed, Kenya’s young and growing population presents the country with a youth bulge and with the opportunities and risks that come with it. High rates of youth unemployment continue to plague the […]

Aug 23

The Role of Sports in Poverty Eradication

Sport is such a fundamental part of many cultures, and this is certainly true in Kenya – football, basketball, track games, hockey… the list is endless. But what if it could be more? What if sport could be used to further development and alleviate poverty? Sports are the present and future advocate for social and […]

Aug 10

Schools Should Embrace Corporate Mentorship

The fear of and failure to adopt a mentorship culture in schools has led to decreasing performance, increasing poor staff relationships, tensions and reduced productivity. Although the private sector uses this tool as a management strategy to leverage performance, the concept is yet to gain traction in some schools. It is important that the top […]

Jul 16

Farming Could Be The Solution To Youth Unemployment

Agriculture employs a lot of young people and is likely to continue to do so in the future. But to meet the aspirations of millions who want rewarding work, the continent’s agricultural sector will have to change significantly. Today’s farming by machete and hoe does not appeal to the young or to policymakers. Farming is […]