Updates from Kenya

Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.

Lwala Participates in Segal Family Foundation Annual Meeting in Tanzania

Last week, Executive Director James Nardella and Kenya Program Director Robert Kasambala traveled to Arusha, Tanzania to take part in a three-day meeting with our partner, Segal Family Foundation. Over 150 Segal Family Foundation partners participated in the collaborative and inspiring gathering. James Nardella moderated a panel on “Strategies for Reaching Underserved Populations” and a [...]

Ronald McDonald House Charities CEO visits Lwala

J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities, visited Lwala, Kenya this spring with his wife, Deborah. Mr. Gonzalez-Mendez visited Lwala to support the launch of Thrive thru 5. The Thrive thru 5 program will extend clinical services and community outreach efforts to children from conception up to age 5 in order to [...]

Pad Kit distribution kicks off in Lwala this week

Last fall, Johnson & Johnson joined Lwala Community Alliance for a new partnership, titled the Girls Education and Pads Program. In this program, all girls in classes 6-8 in 13 local primary schools receive a pad kit that includes reusable sanitary pads, underwear, soap, and information on sexual and reproductive health. Distribution of the pad [...]

MENTORING PROGRAM EMPOWERS GIRLS TO BE SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL

Salama Pamoja (Safety Together) Mentoring Program from Lwala Community Alliance on Vimeo. According to the recent Violence Against Children in Kenya survey, 3 out of 10 females aged 18-24 experience sexual violence prior to age 18. This issue was propelled into the local spotlight due to several reported incidences of gender-based violence in the Lwala [...]

RECAP OF 3rd ANNUAL WASH TOURNAMENT

The 3rd Annual WASH Tournament was held in August at Lwala Primary School. Over 900 people attended the 6-day sports tournament. In order to play in the tournament, team members were required to complete a 4-day WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) training and show proof during follow-up of a latrine and hand-washing station at their [...]

Lwala participates in the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning in Ethiopia

Last week, over 3,300 delegates from 120 countries traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP). This year’s theme was “Full Access, Full Choice.” Lwala Community Alliance’s Kenya Deputy Program Director Mercy Owuor represented Lwala with a poster presentation titled, “Nearing 100%- Successfully generating demand for maternal and [...]

MEET LILLIAN

My name is Lillian Anyango, and I live near Lwala, Kenya. About one year ago, I gave birth to two healthy babies. The boy Geoffrey was named after his ancestor, and the girl is called Valery. Taking care of twins is not easy; they behave like they have one brain. When one is awake, the [...]

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