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What Country are you from?
Kenya
How do you want to get involved?
Connect with other global-minded leaders, Start/Join a IYC Chapter, Contribute Knowledge and/or Resources, Support a Social Cause, Learn about Best Practices for Development
What other organizations are you involved with?
National Association for People Living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi (NAPHAM)
Volunteer Service Oversees (VSO)
International People Health Movement (IPHU)
People's Health Movement Kenya (PHM- Kenya)
Global Youth Coalition on AIDS (GYCA)
Taking It Global (TIG)
AWID
What issues are important to you?
Poverty, Education, Gender Equality, Health, HIV & Other Diseases, Environment, Sustainability, Human Rights, Youth Empowerment, Leadership, Partnerships, Policy
What is your favorite quote?
~You gain strength, courage and confidence, by every experience you stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, " I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along"- Eleanor Roosevelt~

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Meaningful Youth Participation

Posted on June 3, 2012 at 2:51pm 1 Comment

Over 200 million Africans are now officially designated as youth (i.e. aged 15 to 24 years). Youth make up 40% of Africa’s working age population, but 60 % of total unemployed. The share of unemployed youth among the total unemployed can be as high as 83% in Uganda, 68% in Zimbabwe, and 56% in Burkina Faso. In all, 72 percent of African youth live on less than $2 a day (World Bank, 2008). These are grim statistics. Most of these youth have no platform to air their issues. We the youth…

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At 1:02pm on June 5, 2012, Sarah N. Ndegwa said…

Joy,

I would be honored to help with your research paper. I'm available to meet you at your convenience, just let me know what works for you!

Thank you so much for offering to introduce me to PHM Kenya and I look forward to meeting the group.

Looking forward to meeting you too.

Cheers,

Sarah.

At 11:19pm on June 4, 2012, Sarah N. Ndegwa said…

Hi Joy,

I'm actually very impressed by your work! I have done and written some papers on women health and my most recent being on the Millennium Development goals and their progress especially focusing on maternal and child health which is affected by nutrition, reproductive health hazards such as fistula and healthcare systems.

My current project is to write some recommendations on the recent report by UNFPA on maternal and child mortality rates from 2000-2010. I would be more than glad to work with you on your research. I have a contact who has good insight on the burdens of fistula and the efforts towards the problem.

I will be flying in to Kenya on Saturday and will be there till end of August. I would love to officially meet you. I was going through some of your work with PHM-Kenya and I would love to be part of what you do.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sarah N.

At 12:30pm on June 3, 2012, Sarah N. Ndegwa said…

Hi Joy,

Its so great to hear from someone who is interested in my passion. I have for a long time been working on starting a Health Advocacy agency to spear head the need for free reproductive health and affordable maternal and child health care. I would love to talk more about this since we can definitely come together and start something great for the Kenyan population. I'm really interested in knowing more about you and your goals and hopefully we can start something together.

Regards,

Sarah N.

 
 
 

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