2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Wanjiru Karangah

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Ms. Karangah is a content creator, with a passion for stories around health, lifestyle, poetry, and education, among others. She believes that stories have a profound way of connecting us to each other and they help us understand the people around us, to build empathy and create change. Her contact: shirukarangah@gmail.com
International Women's Day 2024 Round 4 is poised to be a huge virtual event, uniting global leaders, institutions, and women's leadership from over 100 countries globally. E-POSTER/IWDC.
Over the past three years, the IWDC has evolved from a local initiative to a global phenomenon, leaving a huge mark on the women's empowerment space. IWDC-24 recognizes the key role of inclusive policies in fostering an environment where women can thrive. It explores how sustainable development practices can be shaped to empower women, recognizing their key role as...
This annual commemoration seeks to find solutions to lingering menaces of FGM perpetrated in most countries globally. PHOTO/Geneva International Centre for Justice.
This event was a call to action, recognizing the urgency of discussing and dismantling the harmful practices that jeopardize the lives and well-being of countless individuals. Prof. Herrera emphasized that in 18 African countries, the legislation prohibits this practice, marking a huge step toward eradicating it. To combat FGM, the insights shared by the panelists shed light on the complexities surrounding...
Femicide cases have been on the rise in Kenya, robbing the victims of their constitutional and divine right to life. PHOTO/Courtesy.
The stark reality of femicide, the deliberate killing of women because of their gender, persists as a harrowing issue worldwide. Women in Kenya, akin to their counterparts worldwide, navigate several challenges that render them disproportionately susceptible to violence. Each life lost is not just a statistic but a huge loss to families, communities, and societies as a whole. While the...
Trophy Kiprono, Public Speaking and Communications Coach, Communications Specialist, Writer and Life Coach. She holds transformative training sessions with young girls. PHOTO/Courtesy (Supplied).
The rise of online bullying further fuels these challenges, as the virtual space provides a mask for those who look to undermine the confidence of others. With social media, the narrative around beauty standards is being reshaped by a new generation of young girls, and it's important to equip them with the tools to navigate this digital transformation. Beyond the...
Teachers who believe they are part of a collaborative and supportive community are likelier to stay in their jobs. Teachers who feel alone or undervalued by their colleagues are more likely to resign. Lack of financing is a major concern in public schools, hurting instructors and students. Teacher turnover is a major concern for the educational system and the children it serves....
Mental health and related issues at the workplace must be discussed in order to keep staff in shape. However, there are many other things to look out for at the workplace and stay wary of. E-POSTER/Courtesy.
The impact of work on our mental well-being is a topic of increasing concern. The cost of mental health issues, predominantly depression and anxiety, exacts a massive toll on the global economy, draining a staggering $1 trillion each year due to reduced productivity. Esther also invites you to be on the lookout for the upcoming event, "Coping with loss and...
Workspace at Nakuru Box, an entrepreneurial facility offering clients space for individual remote work, company training sessions and other hosting for comfortable delivery of services. The facility has fast-internet and affordable prices for the work spaces. PHOTO/Courtesy.
With no lease payments, no deposits, no hassle of setting up furniture, and no need to hire a receptionist, Nakuru Box becomes the ultimate support system for entrepreneurs. At Nakuru Box, entrepreneurs receive the tools, resources, and mentorship needed to navigate the complex business landscape, ultimately propelling them towards success. With its official launch in October 2019, Nakuru Box began a...
As the world commemorates World Breastfeeding Week, the resounding call to action becomes even more urgent. Lactation spaces play a crucial role in fostering a baby-friendly breastfeeding workplace, ensuring successful breastfeeding initiation, and timely introduction of nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods. By advocating for breastfeeding-friendly workplaces, HR professionals can lead the charge in promoting gender equity, nurturing diversity,...
During the commemoration of Africa's Women's Day on July 31, 2023, women leaders from across Africa and beyond shared their nuggets on how women can and should be incorporated in different spaces to drive change and equity, and help in the realization of Sustainable Development Goals. E-POSTER/Courtesy.
The importance of empowering women cannot be overstated.  In the heart of Africa, the resounding call to invest in women as catalysts for economic growth and sustainable development echoes loud and clear. Recently, leaders from across the continent and beyond joined to commemorate the achievements, resilience, and strength of African women who continue to pave the way for a brighter, more...
Seeking therapy services is not a sign of weakness or an indication of one’s inability to cope with life’s challenges.  Corporate wellness programs, mental health days, and counseling services are becoming commonplace, encouraging a culture that embraces well-being. For people facing mental health conditions, therapy is an important component of treatment and recovery which complements medication.  The emphasis on physical health has...