How NASA Technology Can Help Save The World’s Largest Shark

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN hears how thousands of people around the world are lending a hand to help save the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. Co-founded by Australian marine biologist Brad Norman, The Wildbook for Whale Sharks is an online photo-identification library that uses NASA technology to identify individual sharks by the patterns on their skin. Thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ around the world submit photos that provide critical information about the endangered species’ population hotspots and migration routes. Today, the database holds…

City Hall to work with MPs in improving education standards in the city

Nairobi City County Deputy Govenor Ann Kananu has promised to work with all the 17 MPs and the national government to upgrade learning facilities in the county. While recognising that education is not entirely devolved, Ms Kananu noted that it paramount for all stakeholders to work together to secure the future of thousands of students at various level of learning. ” We have a role to play in building enough and quality ECDE centres in all our schools , building more technical and vocational training institutions even as we support…

Boomerang to premier a quartet of kids singing Swahili tune “Furaha” in an all Africa vibes festive marathon

The festive season is a time for families and friends to come together, share special moments, and have tons of fun! This year is particularly unique as many have been living apart and connecting with family and friends matters more than ever before. But, what is a festive celebration across Africa without music and dance? On Friday, 4 December, Boomerang will release the last four songs from the second edition of the Boomerang Tunes playlist, sung in English, Pidgin English, and Swahili. Kicking off the fun fest is Furaha!!!, a…

eKitabu 8th Annual Digital Essay Competition Winners Announced

 shared their voices and views on how technology is helping them tackle remote learning challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.    eKitabu, organizer of the Digital Essay Competition and leader in delivering accessible digital content for inclusive and quality education in Kenya, today announced winners of the 8th annual Digital Essay Competition (DEC). Considering the coronavirus pandemic that saw all schools closed and all children at home since March this year, students submitted essays and art online at essay.ekitabu.com to answer the 2020 question: “How is technology helping you, your family,…

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

Our world is changing around us at such a frantic pace that if we do not continue to grow and develop, we will soon be left behind. In the 21st century we all need to be lifelong learners. We need to continually keep our skills sharp and up to date so that we have an edge in all we do. Teaching our children to be lifelong learners includes moulding them in the following ways: Recognising your own personal interests and goals Lifelong learning is about you. Reflect on what you’re…

SCHOOLS TO RE-OPEN IN JANUARY, NO NATIONAL EXAMS THIS YEAR, MAGOHA

By Maurice Serreta Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has said that all basic institutions will be re-opened in January 2021 based on the assumption that the infection curve will have flattened. Addressing the media shortly after holding a consultative meeting with education stakeholders at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, in Nairobi, Magoha also says this year’s candidates who were preparing to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations, KCSE, will not sit for the same this year but…

FUJIMORI, THE BARINGO MAN WHO SERVES KORIEMA MEAT TO NAIROBIANS

In his hometown, the dusty village of Kapluk Sub-Location in Kerio Valley in Baringo County, where he attended his primary and secondary school they fondly call him Fujimori- a nickname he inherited from former Peru President owing to his love for history and quick grasp of political events. He is, in their eyes, a hardworking son whose thirsty for success in life took him miles away to the coastal city of Mombasa two decades ago. And upon his return from a journey he started literally with nothing, had to his…

100 radiologists benefit from advanced technologies in body imaging

GE Healthcare and Kenya Association of Radiographers have today held its 2nd Radiology Clinical Day to train more than 100 Kenyan radiologists on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques to improve diagnosis and disease management. The one-day forum themed ‘Elevating Radiology’ was focused on Gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology covering a wide array of topics including; advanced technologies in body imaging, advanced digital mammography techniques, functional imaging of prostate cancer, imaging of the liver and liver care management among other topics which will help practitioners optimize their work. According to the Kenya Association…

Google.org announces a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children

Google.org, has announced a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children, young people and families in Africa. The organization, which is Google’s philanthropic arm, says the grant will support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safety in Africa. Charles Murito, Country Director for Google Kenya says the fund will be administered by a third-party partner, on behalf of Google.org. In addition to providing organizations with funds to help support the online safety efforts for children, Google is also looking at expanding programs…

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) approves the use of Paliperidone Palmitate

Janssen receives approval from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board for Paliperidone Palmitate once monthly long-acting injectable for the treatment of schizophrenia. The Paliperidone Palmitate manufactured by Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, will be used for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults whose disease has already been stabilized on treatment with paliperidone or risperidone.1 Paliperidone Palmitate is a second generation long acting injectable antipsychotic which will be administered monthly as a maintenance treatment of patients with schizophrenia. The new drug works as a receptor antagonist of dopamine and serotonin,…