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This a group for support Kenya organizations, school CyberGuides and youth StoryTellers

Website: http://i-am-the-story.ning.com
Location: Kenya Africa
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2012

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Working together 2 Replies

We have several strong Kenya groups on this contest site. If we work together we can launch CyberYouth Day events.

Started by Richard C Close. Last reply by Kennedy Auma Aug 15, 2011.

Ressetle The IDP's Now! 1 Reply

Its been 5yrs down the line and they have been forgotten by the same political class they elected. They focus is now shifting towards the 2012 succession of the incumbent,still they are voiceless and…Continue

Tags: Elections, Resettlement, Turmoil, war, Hunger

Started by Mildred Odongo. Last reply by Ken Chelimo Jul 28, 2011.

List of Kenya Media and NGO on this site 1 Reply

Here is a List of All the Kenyan on this site. With all this talent we should put on a Cyber Youth Day. How can we make this happen?Ther are more Kenyan on our education Ning. Moira Sires…Continue

Tags: Campaign, Chrysalis, I-am-the-story, Group, Kenya

Started by Richard C Close. Last reply by Pastor Samuel Jun 28, 2011.

involved in youth and children ministries

By grace of God this ministry of children/youth has transformed over 2000 young boys and girls who are now free from bondage of poverty after acquiring skills in Baraka center which has transformed…Continue

Tags: poverty, free, nation, bult, youth

Started by Rev.JOHN MUTUKU KATUNDU May 30, 2011.

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Comment by Benjamin M mwenda on March 4, 2012 at 5:04am

HERE COMES AN OPPPORTUNITY YVC 2012 SOCIAL COMMUNITY CAMP!

Date from 6th to 28th April 2012

Venue:  Nkararo community Kilgoris Transmara Narok County

Theme: International Peace Building and Girl child empowerment

 Did you know? Volunteering comes inside you!!!

 For sure volunteering is an eye opener if you have not done one you will never understand they real thing!! Just to say I started volunteering about 12 years ago but before I had not volunteered anywhere else I did realized myself or if I can do anything to other people I only thought of myself (personal interest) do you want to learn more how is important to volunteer and why volunteering is an eye opener?  Register with us participation before your space is taken by somebody else!

YVC 2012 YVC COMMUNITY SOCIAL CAMP!

 Youth Volunteer for Change and Nkararo community we take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming special community social camp where volunteers will get opportunity to work with Masaai worriers and other members of society in preparing and collecting materials for building Girl child rescue center. If you would like to do something different this year for community and needy children in Kenya! You are welcomed to participate in our International Peace Building and Girl child empowerment Community Social Camps which will be held from 6th to 28th April 2012 (3 weeks) in Nkararo Primary School and community Transmara (Masaai Mara)  

All volunteers/student who want to participate  can call the director or write application letter to director at yvc.kibera@gmail.com or get more information from our organization representative in their schools or other authorized members.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

The community social camps are three weeks programs that are organized in partnership with the community, volunteers and YVC. The community social camps strengthen project by having a group volunteers working together with community for three weeks. The camps are multicultural encounter and meeting point for young people from different national, ethnic, cultural, religious and social economic backgrounds).
For all Kenyan students or youth registration fee is 1000 that to confirmation your participation then you will be given the other information fee contribution for your transport and food for three weeks!
Note: all volunteer will travel together from Nairobi. Kindly confirm the fee with management!
Comment by Richard C Close on August 15, 2011 at 10:02am
"I am youth with a cell phone. I am NOT alone, I have a VOICE, I am armed with global KNOWLEDGE. And I refuse to accept your lies" - RCC
Comment by Karanja Kiiru on August 15, 2011 at 10:00am

I agree, ICT and the net are so powerful. I look forward for a time we shall the African young people shall use ICT, not just for entertainment, but also as a means of livelihood, as means to express creativity. We do not own factories and industries, but a computer and Internet, are already a factory that can manufacture created ideas and convert them to easier lives and means of livelihood.

 

In Kenya we are lucky that the government is putting a lot of infrastructure in ICT. The problem is that even after such development, the policy makers are not sure what to with the infrastructure. We need to get involved since we are the one with ideas

Comment by Richard C Close on August 15, 2011 at 9:48am

The net is is an extention of who we are. Perhap more important to African Youth is that collaboration on the Internet shatters the lies we have handed down for generations.

We are not longer isolated

We can no longer be divided

 

We can not long be denied access to the world

We will be heard

A signle force from a slum can now shake up the world.

With this new power the responsibility is awesome

 

What kind of world will Africa youth build?

 

Comment by Kennedy Auma on August 15, 2011 at 9:09am
Computers won't change the world, people will. But computers are the tools we'll use...
Comment by Dina Mwende on May 31, 2011 at 2:41am

"We have the opportunity to start a new "African Dream" Not to wait but to build. Not to work for, but to be apart of something grand and independent"... I

like! 

Comment by Richard C Close on May 29, 2011 at 7:09am

Rev Katundo's point is well said. The problem of poverty an unemployment in Africa and in the US should not be happening. I sencerely believe that resistance of educators to recognize the changing of times has failed our children. Industrial style education to educate youth "for jobs" that ofter are not there is a tragic mistake. We desperated need to change out strategy, curriculums and methods to educate students to "Create jobs and companies" to move from micro-economics in small businesses and small businesses in the big ones. 

We must move from thinking of African youth as worker bees and into creators of new African Economic dream.

 

I was at a graduation in wealthy San Jose California. In the heart of Silicon Valley were the highest paying jobs in America are. To my shock only 55% of the class was graduating. We do not need a PH. D. to see such failure of a system and a country at risk. In Africa we consistantly see college graduate forced back into the 7 dollar a day textile factories their parents are in.

 

Yet in the stories on this site we consistantly see African youth create their own businesses and futures. What are we missing here? The majority of employeers in Africa and the  US are small businesses. We should be educating our youth for that world. 

STEM and other industrial models ignore foudations like sales, family/business finance and entrepreneurial values. This is more than tragic make US and African dependent on multi nations. The disconnect with reality is tragic and school children sense it.

In meeting with the chief of Zambia and Lesotho we are in common accord that we as chiefs, developers and missioner can not wait for Government, education and certainly multinational to supply enough high paying jobs. We must listen to the success stories of our youth and mentor them into building companies and industries on their own the same way America did when we separated from England.

Some believe we have lost the American Dream and are becoming a third world country, there is evidence of that. However for people in position of Rev. Katundu we have the opportunity to start a new "African Dream" Not to wait but to build. Not to work for but to be apart of something grand and independent.

As I look at images of children learning to sew I wonder which which have their solo business, which will build a company and which will have the long walk home from the factory floor. We can change that.

We must examine our curriculum and values and fill these children with the will, confidence and skill to build a new Africa. In a missioner school they have the leverage to teach that God's will for them is often different from the will of multinationals.

In every YouTube we witness on this site African youth 110% capable of doing it.

Great question Rev, We will lokk forward to seeing some stories of you youth. Best would be some that have graduated and youth who are working for you.

God Bless

Richard

Comment by Rev.JOHN MUTUKU KATUNDU on May 29, 2011 at 1:15am
your ideas are excellent however we need to get started with whatever little we have currently im housing 240 youth in Baraka who were abandoned but im shaping them to became self sustaining in their future.
Comment by Richard C Close on May 28, 2011 at 9:10am
Anytime but Tuesday. Just name the time
Comment by Ken Chelimo on May 28, 2011 at 5:11am

We can arrange to skype anytime next week when you are free so that we can discuss much more on how to go about involving telecentre information and photos on this site. Thanks

 

 

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