Sonia Virdee: The Gift that keeps on Giving
Few days ago, we braved the numbing morning weather and set out to talk to a lady whose extraordinary work we’ve been hounding on social media platforms. Upon arrival at her family home in South B, we were welcomed by a rather fierce growl from “Simba”, their 7-year-old Rottweiler. But the nervousness of the dog growl was quickly washed away by a smile and a cheerful welcome from Sonia Virdee into their home.
Billian Ojiwa: Giving Education, Entertainment, and
Safety during a Pandemic
Billian Okoth Ojiwa, a Mathare native has been providing education, entertainment, food and a safe haven for children in Mathare before and during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Krysteen Savane: Empowering Children and Teenagers
through Art amidst a Pandemic
Using Dance, Music, Creative Writing, Ballet and Acrobatics, Krysteen Savane has been Keeping children and teenagers in Kibera and Mathare safe from child sexual abuse in times of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Douglas Mwangi : Improving literacy levels of
children during a pandemic.
The global COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of lockdowns are magnifying the existing literacy challenges and exponentially increasing the inequity between children who are supported to read and those who aren’t. We recognize Mr. Douglas Mwangi who is using technology to improve literacy levels of children during a pandemic.