Kericho Gold receives Sh400 million from World Bank to expand to Malawi

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the Global Agricultural Food Security Program (GAFSP) has offered Global Teas & Commodities Ltd, manufacturer of Kericho Gold and Bahari Chai a loan of ksh 400 million that will facilitate the expansion of Global Tea in Malawi. This will help to boost Macadamia and Coffee production and will be done through planting more macadamia trees, replanting existing coffee plantations and also developing a coffee out-grower program to support 3,300 smallholder farmers. “The company plans to increase packaging…

Kenyas’ film ‘The Cut’ Scoops International Award

A film developed by beneficiaries of the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre has received an international film award. ‘The Cut’, a film about a young boy trying to save his younger sister from female genital mutilation (FGM) and a forced early marriage received the Award for Best Feature at the second edition of the Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival held in Florence, Italy from July 5 to 8, 2018. The Amref Health Africa in Kenya supported Dagoretti Film School partnered with a former beneficiary of the Amref Dagoretti Child…

UNICEF: South Sudan Kids known nothing but war

Malnutrition rates are at critical levels. More than 1 million children are malnourished, including 300,000 severely so and at risk of death Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence. Conflict and underdevelopment have plagued South Sudan for decades, leaving its children out of school, malnourished and vulnerable to disease, abuse and exploitation. The prospect of a better future following the country’s independence in…

Is Coursework Wicked for Kids?

After eight hours at school, plus whatever extracurricular they have got going on after school, your kid comes home, exhausted. They eat dinner and then: It is right back to the grind as they tackle math worksheets and make spelling flashcards and do their assigned reading. But is the struggle worth it? Some experts say no, depending on how old your children are. “There is absolutely no evidence of any academic benefit from assigning homework in elementary or middle school,” Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids…

Farah Esmail builds name and fame in fitness business

At a time when Kenya is enjoying a boom in the business of fitness buoyed by a growing middle class keen on their health, women are trailblazing in moving fitness beyond hobby to career, a feat of no mean repute that has now catapulted them to international stardom. Farah Esmail belongs to that leagues. In an interview with CNN’s African Voices programme, Farah explained how she overcame cultural barriers to realize her dream of becoming a female bodybuilder. Esmail described how her childhood shaped her two passions in life: “I had a…