South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says that “in Africa, necessity is the mother of invention” and there is certainly a boom in exciting new companies that are tackling vital issues across the continent. We have handpicked 8 of the best #GlobalGoal busting startups that are gaining serious momentum.
Mathare Foundation believes that changing youth mentalities can change a country’s future. This community-based organisation registered with the Kenyan government offers training and opportunities in photography, as well as football and performing arts, to Mathare youths between the ages of 10 and 16.
This guest post has been written by ElsaMarie D’Silva, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Safecity - an app that crowdmaps sexual harassment in public spaces, both to collect data, and to give women a space to be heard.
When her husband died, Gladys Chepkorir had no time to linger on the grief. “Immediately after he died, his family started to ask me for the title deed,” she said. But her father knew that Kenya was in the process of adopting a new constitution that gave women unprecedented rights, including the right to own and inherit l...
Wherever we live in the world, our agriculture, food, family celebrations and our culture are what binds us to our countries. Within the African continent, there's a huge diversity of food culture. We asked our Africa team, who are made up of many African nationalities, to share their favourite foods.
“I can see a difference in how the children are interacting,” David remarks, sitting back in his chair. “Since they are full after eating, they can play more. And now, they are not getting infected with diseases because they are strong.”
David and Zipporah’s maize now towers above their house but despite what looks to be a promising harvest, the couple is anxious. The family of six are now eating just one meal a day: a single pot of rice for everyone. This is Kenya's hunger season, but the end is in sight.
More than 30% of clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, serving approximately 255 million people, are without electricity. Here's six specific ways lack of electricity can affect patients, doctors and nurses in clinics and hospitals.
Several months ago, I read a blog on ONE's Facebook page stating that she didn’t believe sending teams on mission trips was worthwhile, and in some cases, might hurt. It caused me to pause and deeply discern whether my past five trips to Kenya were worthwhile.