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Kenya
40,000 children across Kenya campaign to create a children’s charter

In November this year, the views of 40,000 children in Kenya were presented in the form of a national Children’s Charter, launched at the Universal Children’s Day celebrations. A result of...

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Education is like oxygen for us

Those are the words of Shadia*, an adolescent refugee girl living in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. She knows that she cannot survive and thrive without a good education. She knows it’s the...

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Day of the African Child: Kenya's Children Speak Out 

As Africa marked the Day of the African Child on 16th of June 2017, Save the Children Kenya joined other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and children for celebrations in Bungoma County, Western...

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Story of a father supporting Kangaroo Mother Care amidst opposing cultural beliefs

John Simiyu Nyongesa is a father of twins, his wife Anne Nyongesa gave birth to the twins at just 32 weeks into her pregnancy. The twin, both boys were born prematurely and weighed 1300grams and...

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When men become part of maternal and child health…

Attending a unique session of a men's baraza in Wajir County where they were discussing their responsibility in promoting maternal and new born health and family planning.

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Increased access to life saving vaccines for children in Mandera County 

It is a chilly, dusty morning on the 29th August 2016 at Guba centre in Mandera County. Women and children have gathered at the health facility to receive the essential immunisation services from...

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Meet Baby McKline: A special delivery from Save the Children and GSK partnership 

Mckline is a special little boy. Almost two years old, he lives in Bungoma, Kenya with his parents Catherine and Fredrick. They are already saving for his education and have ambitions for him to be...

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Boda Boda’ ambulances…Simple and lifesaving for mothers and children

34 year old Godwin Simiyu is a trained cyclist under the Save the Children GSK sponsored boda boda ambulance project. Godwin is literally a star among his community members - he operates within...

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“My baby survived through Kangaroo Mother Care,” 

(Co-authored by Teresa Akun)...

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Children’s education is too important to be a casualty of war

Co-authored by Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO Save the Children International and Julia Gillard, Board Chair Global Partnership for Education...

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Breaking cultural barriers to girls’ education in Wajir 

Adolescent girls in Northern Kenya are subjected to a myriad of challenges including early marriage that prevents them from accessing education and attaining their full potential. 15 year old...

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Supporting teenage mothers in the world's largest refugee camp

Crawling on the floor, clutching to some toys and occasionally trying to hold on to chairs and pull to a stand, baby Nasir and baby Fathi enjoy the environment in the office, perhaps fascinated by...

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