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Kenya: Blogging workshop for marginalized youth

Kristina Rosinski, a volunteer at the Undugu Society of Kenya (USK), describes a blogging workshop in which she taught poor and marginalized youth how to blog and post photographs. She links to the blogs and Flickr photostreams of all 17 participants in the workshop.

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  • Thats a step in the right direction!

  • kimemia

    The nation article by By ISAIAH ESIPISU Posted Wednesday, August 27 2008 at 21:22,

    Healers want self-regulation. If these are the healers, they have fakes among them.
    What is strange is a person in this forum is a quake herself. Dr. Julie Kagai is not a doctor. Her real names are Julia Wambui Kagai. The highest level of education she has attained is a certificate as a laboratory technician in the Kenya polytechnic. To the best of my knowledge she has never being in any permanent employment by any hospital but two unknown clinics where she worked for less than two months in each. Since 2001 when she finished her course in Kenya polytechnic, she was employed somewhere in ndenderu in Kiambu to work in a local clinic, she left there and in 2005 her second known employment, she worked somewhere in river road at a clinic that may have been closed. She was once arrested by the medical inspectors for operating illegally; you can get her record from one of the police stations either Kenyatta police station or the one opposite Nairobi hospital along gong road. Dr. Julie Kagai A. K. A Julia Wambui Kagai operates a herbal clinic in Nairobi down town which is heavily advertised in the local radio stations Inooro and Musyi FM. She works with her husband Peter Kamau who has a diploma from Kenya Polytechnic as a lab technician. Together “Doctor Peter and Dr. Julie” diagnose and prescribe to Kenyans and heal People!!!!!!!!!!

    Championing for protection with the Quakers is hurting Kenyans and it’s a shame that a paper like Nation does not carryout proper investigations before publishing their stories. You are exposing the public to people like these.

    I am so disgusted and wondering what would be the best option to take to protect people from this kind of exploitation.

    Dr. Julie is lucky to have rich connections who support her adventures which have been many but this one is gone too far.
    As a newspaper you are socially obligated to do the right thing, correct mistakes and expose them where they exist.
    Qoute from Nation:
    “Most of our members have created databases for what they have treated and with what results, however a policy is important to protect genuine practitioners from quacks and charlatans,” says Dr Julie Kagai, the secretary.

  • kenya is a good stay

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