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Welcome to our blog

This blog is our window to the rest of the world. Through this platform our sponsored children, the teachers, our mentors, volunteer workers and other KCE staff can share their personal experiences of our projects, our activities, the Education Centre and much much more.

The blog is our way of sharing and communicating all the fun and developing things happening here at KCE in this otherwise quite tough world.  We also want to provide these smart and creative children a "voice of their own", so that they can tell you their own stories and share their thoughts with people outside of the Kibera area. This is also a great opportunity for you to peek into this exciting and adventurous lifestyle, and also become a part of these youngsters life through the KCE blog.

“We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.” ― Rania Al-Abdullah  

So please feel free to enable the function of two-way communication and comment on the blog updates.     .  
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On the 5th of July we wrote about the political tension in Kenya and the mass action, populary known as Saba Saba. On the 7th of July demonstrations took place in Nairobi and we had to keep the centre closed. They made 13 resolutions as follows; 1.We today launch OKOA KENYA, a peoples movement to defend our constitution, support one another in good and in bad times, protect the gains we have made in our democratic governance and rededicate ourselves to national unity...
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Raila Amollo Odinga (born January 7, 1945), also popularly known to Kenyans as Agwambo, is the Prime Minister of Kenya in a coalition government. Since the return of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga from a 3 month holiday in Boston America on 31/5/14, Kenyan political scene has been a bee hive of activities that has led to the rise in political temperatures. Raila Odinga has been demanding for national  dialogue with the government to...
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After a three month volunteer period in Nairobi at KCE I’m now back in Sweden to continue the work as a board member. Before I left for Kibera in January 2014 I had no idea what to expect  from KCE and Kibera, so a bit confused I got on the plane from Copenhagen towards my new home and workplace. During my time at KCE in Kibera I fell in love with the culture, the centre and all wonderful and blithesome people I met in my daily interactions. Before I left I knew THAT I...
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Many people in Kenya think that dried meat stew is very delicious, so we thought of sharing this recipe with you. We eat it with rice or ugali, a dish of maize flour cooked with water to a porridge- or dough-like consistency. Ingredients: 250g dried meat 4 carrots curry powder 2 onions salt 1 bunch of kale 50g cooking fat 3 tomatoes Method: 1. soak the meat for 30-40 minutes then cut into small pieces 2. cut onions and fry in fat till soft. 3. add...
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TUMAINI UNIT GIRLS In our group discussion, we discussed about dressing code. The question was: how are we supposed to dress? We should dress up in a way we feel comfortable and also consider weather. GIRLS WITH VARIOUS DRESSING CODE WITH THEIR VIEWS 1.Diana: I feel comfortable when I am simple and smart. 2.Mary: I wear light clothes when it is particularly hot 3.Phenny: I follow fashions so as to cop up with every trend in
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The kids love play station, internet, sand beaches and soccer. The centre is busy and most of the kids are actively
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We are happy to announce that we have successfully recruited our new colleague, Emma Marichu. Emma will be working as the accountant. She has a diploma in community development and social work and is currently studying business management. She also has five years experience working as an accounts and admin assistant in the NGO field. We are very happy to have Emma in our
March 25, 2014 | 0 comments
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There was shocking incident in one of Kenya's coastal towns (Mombasa). Men in balaclavas firing at the congregation in the church, two firing bullets and two disappearing in Majengo mapya slums without being traced . 6 People died while 21 left injured. Among the injured are 3 children below age 3, one with a bullet in the head.... by
March 14, 2014 | 0 comments
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My name is Flavian Anyango. I am a sponsored child in Tumaini Watoto center.I like this center for many reasons. The first one is that it is located in a quiet environment fit for learning. The seconds one is it has many books and you are given homework in school and you don’t have the text book you can go and do it at this center. Another thing I like about this center is that on weekend (Saturday) there is porridge that children drink and some bananas that makes the...
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My name is Carl-Johan and I’m currently doing volunteer work here at the KCE center. Why I chose to work for this particular organization is that it has a great reputation and that it’s Sweden based, which suits my Swedish heritage well! Coming from such a developed country as Sweden to Nairobi and Kibera really gives you perspective on life as we know it. Even though the children in Kibera live in extreme poverty and possess almost nothing when it comes to materialism,...