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

Parenting

Beyond the Celebrations: Walking the talk on supporting lactating mothers

Commemorating breastfeeding week is a commendable initiative that sheds light on the importance of breastfeeding for infants and maternal health. The event had a specific call to each and every individual to help create...
Dr. Carol Chakua having a moment with the kids at Stawi Camp for Wellbeing. Teaching youngsters on sex issues and reproductive health builds their knowledge base and helps them make the right decisions concerning their bodies and psychological wellbeing. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Parenting: Why guided sex conversations are paramount for children

Sex-focused conversations are important between parents and their children. Most adolescents lack needed knowledge for responsible decision-making. Parents, teachers and the church have a responsibility in this conversation. According to research by United Nations...
Agnes Kundu, a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA), showcasing her certificates. Alongside her is one of her clients. PHOTO/Gilbert Ochieng, Scholar Media Africa.

How Kundu, a traditional birth attendant, aids expectant mothers deliver

She has been trained on different occasions in vital matters of her profession. She delivers an average of twelve expectant women every month. Kundu says traditional birth assistants need recognition by the government for their role....
Children from Green View Academy during the 2022 Mashujaa Day celebrations, entertaining guests at Garden Square, Eldama Ravine Town, in Koibatek Sub County, Baringo County. PHOTO/Janet Kiriswo, Scholar Media Africa.

Save the Child: How defilement, child neglect are crashing Baringo’s future

A concerned medic, who sought anonymity, narrates, “…the passion for helping kids is there but drained by the authorities towards getting justice for the children. Some kids run to institutions for help.  When the institutions,...
Children, at every point of their lives, need parental care, presence and support. PHOTO/Child Health Africa.

Horrors of Baringo’s neglected children; a day at the children’s office

In Baringo, most of the children and young mothers are suffering. Neglect by parents named the main challenge. Children Office at Koibatek sub-county is employing all efforts to curb the situation. For the child, there is no...

How parents can raise empowered, thriving children

Beyond every iota of doubt, child upbringing is one of the toughest experiences parents face. As in the words of Maria Shriver, a journalist, “Having kids- the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human...