It’s a Woman’s World

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“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women” – Kofi Anan (former UN Secretary General) Empower is a word that is used increasingly in today’s world. It’s in songs, in literature and you’ll find it written across T-shirts and sweatshirts in different forms. Yet, what does it actually mean?  Dictionary…



Living with AIDS

by ACT

  • Posted on December 6, 2019

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“HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.” [Princess Diana]   World AIDS Day has been marked on December I, since 1988. It is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread…



It’s Goodbye for now from Eleanor!

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  • Posted on November 26, 2019

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… Good luck with your next steps! Losing a member of the team is a bit like losing an arm; Eleanor you will be sorely missed! For anyone wondering what volunteering at ACT is really like, here is Eleanor’s experience, written by her for you. November 12th marked the end of my internship with ACT…



Lest we forget

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  • Posted on November 22, 2019

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Armistice Day, better known as Remembrance Day, is on the 11th November, which has now passed. It is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states and marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember…



THE TWINS – BRAVE AND DETERMINED

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  • Posted on November 15, 2019

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It’s December 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. The presidential election campaign had begun two months earlier. Tens of thousands of people had come to Uhuru Park, screaming and chanting with adulation for the opposition leader Raila Odinga. But as the votes slowly came in, it was becoming clear that the incumbent President, Mwai Kibaki, would be…