Are you between 18 and 24 years old and have done something to make an impact in the world? Do you fancy the opportunity to come to the UK and meet some of the great minds of our time? If so, apply by March 19 to Google’s youth challenge, Zeitgeist Young Minds, by uploading a short video telling your story, what matters to you and how you?re making a positive impact on your world. We want to find the most exceptional and inspiring young people who are helping others through science, the arts, education, leadership or innovation. Winners will meet the leaders attending 2012 Zeitgeist. Previous Zeitgeist speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Black Eyed Peas? will.I.am, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, and Google CEO Larry Page. The inaugural ?Young Minds? competition rewarded a series of pathbreakers, ranging from a student
If the people vote “No”, the current constitution will remain in force. If they vote “Yes”, the new constitution will come into force, no later than 14 days after the publication of the result of the referendum (see the last section of the booklet on “Bringing in the new order: Transition”).
I’m not just Kikuyu, Luo, Kamba, Masai, Luyha, Meru to name but a few
Good writing allows the writer to be taken seriously, and being taken seriously is always important in communicating ideas. If a person’s writing is awkward and clumsy, readers get the mistaken notion the person is that way, too.
It’s not to fight nor ignite,
Battles with my neighbours once tight,
It’s not to be reduced to beg,
Nor partake of a democratic bootleg…
The literature magazine Komma is based in Lulea, on the northern coast of Sweden and not far away from the Arctic Circle. Komma publishes newly written poems and prose. Now we would like to put Kenyan poetry in focus and present some poems for our Swedish readers.
Sarit Centre, the City within a City is ablaze with activity. Shoppers are in the pre-Christmas mode, and Storymoja is launching a series of books that are set to be the best reading treat for all children. Oluoch Madiang author of the colorful story In the Land of the Kitchen, and Boniface Gachugu, author of the rural boy’s story Peanut and the Burning Tank are both on hand to interact with the kids, to discuss reading with kids and their parents and to sign personal copies for all buyers. Saturday, 20th December 2008, was one beautiful day for all little readers and the grown ups who care for them. If you missed it, don’t give up. In the Land of the Kitchen, Peanut and the Burning Tank and Kamau’s Finish are all available at all major supermarkets
On Sunday the 2nd December 2007, IN THE LAND OF THE KITCHEN, a hilarious analogy of peace and conflict based on kitchen utensils won the Storymoja Storytelling Competition at Impala grounds, Nairobi. A few days later, we went to the ballots and the rest as they say is now history. Premonition?? Fast forward, 20th December 2008 the story has been developed with the help of child psychologists into an award-winning book, with interesting illustrations and discussion section, it’s a must have in any peace loving home. We invite you to the PRE-LAUNCH of this special book, and two other children’s titles, KAMAU’S FINISH and PEANUT AND THE BURNING TANK. Bring your child along, come meet the Authors Oluoch Madian’g, Muthoni Muchemi and Boniface Gachugu and get signed copies. Date: Saturday 20th December Venue: Text Book Center, First Floor Sarit
“In this issue of WAJIBU, we seek to interrogate how our values have changed with time; we examine where our traditional values meet with what can be referred to as modern universal values. And never before has there been such an opportune time to reflect on these matters. This year Kenyans witnessed unprecedented inter-community violence following the 2007 presidential election fiasco; we also observed a level of violence in our schools never before seen in our country. And currently the world is facing what might turn out to be its biggest economic meltdown ever. Across from our continent, a country that has for years been a symbol of racial discrimination has elected a man from a minority racial group as its president. In the last few years in Kenya, words and phrases such as ‘the culture of impunity’, ‘corruption’, ‘warlords’
I feel that people shouldn’t expect too much from Obama really. Its the idea, the concept, that spark of light in the darkness that should excite them whatever happens here on in. The Palestinians will still want to kill all Israelis, The Israelis will still not want to give up any inch of their territory, the extremists on all sides will still dig in – but for one magical moment, we all saw what was possible. The next generations have at least seen some spark to illuminate and guide their way forward. Just like when Mandela was released, Martin Luther king Jr’s great speech – and so on. Once in a while, a light flares up in the darkness. I once started writing a story about an old man who is totally disillusioned about everything. He has lived long and