In an amazing step towards gender equality, Kenya's parliament has approved a bill which will make it mandatory for companies to set aside special breastfeeding areas for nursing mothers in the workplace. This will help women stay in work as well as tackling nutrition.
Jamila started M-Farm, a female-led company that connects farmers to markets and each other, giving them price information over their mobile phones and the ability to organise. This way, they can move from subsistence agriculture to commercial farming!
Thirteen years after hosting her first kindergarten class, Anwa Junior Academy in Kibera, Kenya, has swelled to 424 primary school students and eight teachers, all inside a handful of one-story mud and metal structures on a dirt hill.
Many things impact school attendance throughout the world, but menstrual hygiene has a huge impact on education. Days for Girls is working to improve school attendance around the world by providing washable sanitary pads and community-led women’s health education.
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.
The New York Times recently published their annual list of 52 places to go in 2016. Seeing that there have been only a handful of destinations from Africa in the past few years, we decided to put together our own list of our favourite cities, countries, and attractions on the continent!
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.