Cooperatives: Building Success Together

Cooperatives: Building Success Together With over 60 years of experience in building capacity around the world, Global Communities focuses on the five key dimensions of cooperative success to increase incomes, strengthen democratic values and promote equality. Global Communities cooperative programs are operational in Mongolia, Rwanda, Uganda and urban Kenya. Our in-country teams of technical experts…

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From Sex Worker to Car Washer: DREAMS Program Helping Young Women Live Empowered Lives

From Sex Worker to Car Washer: DREAMS Program Helping Young Women Live Empowered Lives This article first appeared on BBC Swahili |  By Idris Situma Twenty-three year old Felicia Onimbo is a resident of a Majengo, a shanty town just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Life in Nairobi’s informal settlements is fraught with challenges. These slums contain some of…

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Kenya: Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE)

Kenya: Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE) Evaluation Summary In Kenya, high poverty, insecurity, poor health outcomes, substance abuse and low levels of education make young people, especially girls, vulnerable to a variety of risks such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases (STDs), and Sexual…

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Kenya: Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE) Final Evaluation

Kenya: Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE) Final Evaluation In Kenya, high poverty, insecurity, poor health outcomes, substance abuse and low levels of education make young people, especially girls, vulnerable to a variety of risks such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases (STDs), and…

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The Peacemaker (VIDEO)

The Peacemaker Global Communities’ Selline Korir is a peace-builder in Nairobi, Kenya. Through the USAID Kenya Tuna Uwezo program, her efforts have transformed the lives of thousands of Kenyans and have led to some of Kenya’s most peaceful elections.

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“I did not know I was being radicalized”: understanding violent extremism

“I did not know I was being radicalized”: understanding violent extremism Preventing violent extremism must be led by local voices. The solutions cannot from the outside, but from the same people who would become the extremists This article originally appeared in Thomson Reuters Foundation News.Written by Selline Korir, Global Communities Those words were spoken to…

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The Cooperative Movement in Kenya: When a Sector Comes to a T-Junction

The Cooperative Movement in Kenya: When a Sector Comes to a T-Junction By Johnson Kithendu, Co-operatives Specialist & Country Lead, Global Communities, Kenya This article originally appeared on the Global Cooperative Learning Platform. In 2010, Kenya changed its entire constitution after many years of advocacy, activism, and frustrations. The Constitution of 2010 is hailed by many…

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Nairobi Schools Continue to Grow from Green Apple Day of Service

Nairobi Schools Continue to Grow from Green Apple Day of Service By Ann Wahinya Originially published on the US Green Building Council Website Ann Wahinya is the program coordinator for the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) program, which is implemented by Global Communities in the informal settlements of Nairobi. Global Communities is an international development organization working with communities around…

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Global Communities’ Staff Featured in the Guardian’s “Your NGO Heroes of 2015”

Global Communities’ Staff Featured in the Guardian’s “Your NGO Heroes of 2015” The Guardian asked development professionals to nominate the people and projects who inspired them most in 2015. From more than 100 nominations, the Guardian selected a few of their favorites including Global Communities’ Selline Korir and George Woryonwon who are featured for their work in…

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