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12 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
BEIRUT BLAST - One year on
4 August 2021, marks a year since a devastating explosion ripped through the port of Beirut. The blast killed 200 people, injured more than 6,500 and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands. A year on, amidst a growing national economic crisis, the situation facing girls and young women in Lebanon remains precarious.
8 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
SOUTH SUDAN - 10 years since independence
Ten-year-old Rebecca and Saraha were born just as their country was celebrating its independence. The creation of the world’s youngest nation on 9 July 2011 after decades of unrest was marked with joyful festivity – it was a historic moment and the world hoped that this new nation would finally know peace, freedom, social justice and democracy. We spoke to the two girls to find out what their lives are like as the first-born South Sudanese citizens and how the conflict has affected their lives. “People fight and forget themselves. Only a few families living here have a good life. We want a safe and good environment with no fighting, no conflict so that we can go to school and get a good education every day," says Rebecca.
10 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Share Something Special With A Child In Africa Today - International Day Of The African Child 2020
The theme this year was supposed to be ‘Access to a Child-Friendly Justice System in Africa’ but I feel we cannot talk about the International Day of the African Child and not express concerns about the impact of the pandemic on Africa’s children. How the pandemic is undoing decades of progress in child rights in the continent and putting millions of girls at great risk of violence, abuse and exploitation. What is happening? And how can you help? Listen in... Here's how Plan International is helping https://plan-international.org/covid-19-pandemic-appeal
14 minutes | May 31, 2020
Are You Being Kind To Yourself?
Being kind to your mind doesn’t end with mental health awareness month…be kind to yourself all the time…everyday…remember, you cannot give what you don’t have…you cannot pour from an empty cup…you need to be kind to you first …if you want to be kind to others…
21 minutes | May 18, 2020
Helping Where Nobody Else Is - Sister Gladys' Story
Sister Gladys has for over 40 years lived by the mantra …helping where nobody is helping…the thing about helping though…and a fact she has painfully realised is that you cannot help everyone… NOTE Savelberg technical training college is a private vocational training center located at Muringa road in Nairobi County, Kenya. The institution is registered by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA)
5 minutes | May 10, 2020
This is what motherhood looks like
2 men walk into a female changing room when a mother and her 7 year old daughter are changing…and what happens next places into perspective both what motherhood looks like…and the things that cannot be compromised …no matter how innocent they may appear…
31 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
WOMEN HUMANITARIAN SERIES EP 3 - I Continue To Fight Another Day
For the entire month of August, we have been listening to stories of women humanitarians talking about their experiences, challenges and lessons…and today is no different….Anne is talking to us about her journey as a humanitarian worker…I’m hoping that through her story we are able to laugh at if not admire her brazen attitude and all round collect life lessons from her story…
5 minutes | Aug 11, 2019
WOMEN HUMANITARIANS SERIES EP2 - Finding Refuge
Eman Mazloum is an engineer who was forced to flee her home in Syria after the civil war broke out. She arrived in Egypt a refugee with nothing but her husband and 5 children but refused to let that be her fate. Now she is one of the facilitators at the Syrian camps in Egypt providing support to children and women affected by the war. For the entire month of August, I'm documenting stories of #WomenHumanitarians for #WorldHumanitarianDay2019 - Stories of struggles, triumph & lessons learnt while working on the frontlines Let’s celebrate these #WomenHumanitarians together. Click #LinkinBio to listen to episode 2! ￼
18 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
WOMEN HUMANITARIANS SERIES - EP1 - Grab A Thick Skin
I am so happy and humbled to welcome you to this special series that will feature unsung heroes who have long been on the front lines either in their own communities or in far away lands, in some of the most difficult terrains ravaged by either war or food insecurity…. #WomenHumanitarians We will hear their stories of resilience, connections, those 'I-will-never-forget' experiences, typical days in the field - how they look like and how they cope - as well as lessons learnt while working on the frontlines . ENJOY!
13 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
What Does It Mean To Feel Alive?
What does it mean to feel alive? …and no, we are not talking about ‘living’ - going through the everyday motions - but actually ‘feeling ALIVE’. Well, a group of filmmakers have decided to travel the world in search of ‘Aliveness’. Have they found it? Listen in!
8 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
GET A LIFE!
In this fast paced world, a lot of us are forgetting to take a moment to take care of themselves. Outside hectic work schedules and challenges in the home front, are you getting a life? Are you happy?
10 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
FOR THE SAKE OF FAMILY - THE CYCLONE IDAI STORY
So June 16th was both the International day of the African Child and father’s day….2 days I want to reference in todays episode as I document my experience covering tropical cyclone idai…honestly one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.having caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi that left more than 1,000 people dead, thousands more missing and even more displaced.
12 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Let's Talk Friendship...
Are we checking up on our friends? In this episode we speak to Fatima Haase about how, despite work and travel, she is able to keep her connections with friends and reflect on how issues as depression can affect our friends right under our noses. Enjoy! And let me know what you think!
21 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
SEASON 2 EPISODE 6 - I Chose Family
We wrap up #WomensHistoryMonth with a conversation that is a reality for many people...what if you can't have it all? A successful career and a happy family? What if you are backed into a corner and have to choose? Diana tells us about her choice and how she is better for having made it.
8 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
We Will Die For Our Sons
In this episode, we hear the story of 12 elderly mothers of Kenyan political prisoners who stripped demanding the release of their sons... and proceeded to protest for 11 straight months despite pushback from Government until their sons, imprisoned for their political beliefs, were released. Part of Women's History Month stories to help us honour the past, inform the present and inspire the future.
23 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
Are Women Their Own Worst Enemies And Other Gender Transformative Stories
Today’s podcast is me colouring outside the lines…it’s a very interesting conversation I had with my colleagues at the office that sought to question status quo and discuss why there's continued gender inequality in the workplace. Mid through I thought how interesting this conversation would be to share and rushed for my recorder...the rest as they say, is history!
35 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
SEASON 2 EPISODE 3 - What's In Your Pocket?
If saving and investment are part of your resolutions this year, then this is for you! Welcome to Finance Management 101
46 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
SEASON 2 EPISODE 2 - The Pain On My Back
Kenyan veteran journalist and friend Anne Mawathe talks candidly about the pain on her back - tumor, cancer scare, taking a sabbatical, managing pain and the lessons learnt in this 7 year journey.
25 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 - Stories of returning home
Nicole Nyakong was born in Kenya as a refugee. It took her 19 years before she could go to her home in South Sudan. She talks to Evelyn Wambui about the first time she stepped foot in Juba and why after a while she packed up her bags and returned to Kenya.
14 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
EPISODE 20 - The Heaviest Burden I Ever Carried (at 15)? My Drunk Husband #EndChildMarriage
Christine stood by the side of the road holding her 3 month old baby and looking down at her drunken husband...passed out at the side of the road. The comments from bystanders crashing her already broken heart. Why did she subject herself to this life at a tender age of 15? There was no way out for her now. Her fate was sealed. She was staring down at what would be her everyday for the rest of her life. Listen to her story on this week's podcast. Subscribe, like, share, follow and comment on your favourite podcast app.
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