Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kajiado girls stand up against FGM

This is very encouraging, as a Christmas gift to their community Masai girls stand up against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Female circumcision. This is a cultural practice that is still used in some parts of Kenya.... For a long time this practice has enhanced lack of education, child marriage, health complications and some times death among many African girls. Kudos to Kajiado girls for standing for their rights.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Danny Lamb

Good morning friends, Danny Lamb is an incredible international singer and ambassador for spina bifida and hydrocephalus globally. He is doing so much in promoting inclusion of persons SB, HC and other disabilities. He has done a song 'finding our way' in order to be a voice of other thousands of people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus globally. He is a gift to us especially that we are going to celebrated our 1st world spina bifida and hydrocephalus day on 25th of October. if you feel inclined to support the spina and hydrocephalus world... watch this video and vote for him. Voting is valid until 31st October ;-)

we will appreciate for the support :-)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Man, 128, too old for NHIF computers

Mzee Julius Wanyondu Gatonga, 128, cannot be covered by NHIF since the computer system recognises age from 1890, six years after he was born. He is deemed too old for the system, since his ID indicates he was born in 1884; the computers only accept birth dates from 1890. For this reason, efforts by his family to have him covered under the NHIF hit a snag; his age is beyond the NHIF computer system, so his application to be a member was rejected due to his age. Efforts to get help from the Nyeri NHIF Branch manager have hit a snag as he says he does not understand the error. Full article...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Simplest Things

The Simplest Things by Danny Lamb featuring Rebecca Alitsi, the rock star accompanying on the guitar a Rebecca in great shape on her occasion to visit Sweden in order to receive a deserved recognition for her work on young women's education in Africa. Gongrats Reb!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Why Should we Prevent those we Love

Being in Stockholm Sweden for one week was a fabulous week full of knowledge organized by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. It was a chance to learn more about spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Most countries have always opted on therapeutic abortion for unborn children who have spina bifida and hydrocephalus. This has been looked from the point of preventing them from existing!

But the most touching presentation was "Why should we prevent those we love" meaning why should we terminate or abort children who have different deformities?

This brought about the sense of protecting and respecting every one's life despite their challenges. It was an inspiring talk!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Conference in Sweden

Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus remain to be part of many existing developmental disabilities in the world today. every year more that 1500 children are born with the condition. Without social and medical support many children with these disabilities end up dying at a tender age. However with social and medical support most of them have grown up to bit many odds and they have managed to live their live just like other people who do not have the disability.
I have been invited by  the International Federations for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Stockholm Sweden to learn skills about the care of individuals who experience this challenge. This will be a good experience and it will help me in helping more individuals with and without the condition.

Friday, April 27, 2012

My Africa, by Elena Galimberti

Hi Reb, last week in Milan an artist friend of mine was exhibiting her paintings and when I saw this one I immediately thought of you. She gave me permission to post it in our blogs. Hope you're fine!

Elena Galimberti (aka Poison) was born and works in Milan. More or less self-taught, she occasionaly attended various courses just in order to learn the basics of several pictorial and artistic techniques in order to use them as she likes: painting on fabric and ceramics; sculptures, wood-carving, and live figures. Always looking for something different and original.

This work is part of her Silhouettes' plan: telling history within history. Here we have the shape of Africa inside (inside only) which the painting develops. The technique is a mix of carved or pokerworked wood. In this case pyrography is the technique of decorating wood by burning a design with a heated metallic point, thus leaving a mark delineating the contours of the figures, all completed with sands, plasters and oil colours.

Leggi questo in italiano su Miss Welby

Monday, April 16, 2012

Italian Lesson with Francesco Guccini

Hi Reb, enjoy not just the great music but the lyrics as well - this is pure Poetry by Francesco Guccini, dedicated to you. Hope that you and the girls are fine.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mrs. Johnston - The Simple Things [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

An inspiring artist with hydrocephalus. this is awesome!