Kenyan youth living in diaspora have been urged to engage in thoughtful projects and invest back home in a bid to further strengthen the country’s cultural and economic integration.
Laviniah Karanja, a 28 year-old Kenyan living in the United Kingdom (UK) threw the challenge over the weekend when she visited the needy students that her charity sponsors in Nyeri.
Ms Karanja who has a Media Studies Degree from De Montfort University (DMU) in UK is representing the Kenyan diaspora in a UK contest and social platform: “Face of Kenya UK 2014 contest”.
In the contest, the 28 year-old is backing-up Project1917 as her charity of choice by supporting orphaned children pursue their secondary education.Read More
"THE ILLEGALS: Homeless, Visa-Less, Hopeless - Striving for The Good Life" which was released at the New Delhi World Book Fair and in London. Published jointly by Crownbird Publishers (London) and Har Anand Publications (New Delhi)
It's a faction novel about the sad plight of young Indians from respectable families who enter the United Kingdom without legal papers and end up living and sleeping in the streets, under motorway bridges and in grave yards - destitute, penniless and hungry. Robbed of their dignity they even turn to scrounging food from the bins and eating dog food. The book is available on Amazon all over the world. Please visit fb page THE ILLEGALS: A Novel by British Author Shamlal Puri
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HER EXCELLENCY MARGARET KENYATTA MAKES HISTORY AS SHE FINISHED THE VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON
Her excellency managed a dance after completing the challenge of running the Virgin London marathon 42 miles. The first lady undertook the task that many thought will be un achievable but she showed a commendable level of resilience and commitment to the cause that will see 47 counties receiving mobile clinics. This is to enable vulnerable mothers and children access healthcare, a beyong Zero charity project.
Her Excellency was received after her Race by His excellency Uhuru Kenyatta the president of Kenya, Mama Ngina, former first lady and the mother in law to Margaret Kenyatta, Minister of Fereign Affairs Amina Mohammed including a big entourage of goverment representatives.
The Diaspora was not left out after Janet Wainaina of UKENTV organized a special pass for over 200 Kenyans in the UK to access the finish line. The celebrations there after the first lady finished was euphoric, showing how proud the Diaspora was, representing all Kenyans in congratulating her Excellency on a challenge successfully won! The beyond zero campaign has just started, as much work lies ahead. For more information Log on to http://www.president.go.ke/beyond-zero/
FACE OF KENYA UK SEASON 2014 LAUNCHED
The exciting elegant launch at the Metropolitan Hotel saw the unveiling of this year Face of Kenya UK contestants in the absence of 4, two who are in Kenya for a special family engagement while fundraising for their charity of choice. The event guest of honour was Molo Mp Hon Jacob Macharia, accompanied by Kiambu senator Kimani wamatangi and Bomet Women representative Cecilia Ngetich.
This year, 15 charities are receiving funds from the models. We have a vast majority of the models at a high professional standing, to say that the pageant is attracting young women positively contributing in the community and also enhancing themselves academically and professionally. The pageant will be on 21st June 2014. Book your tickets.
PHOTOS OF THE LAUNCH, CLICK HERE
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