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WINNE USES CATCH PHRASES TO SHAPE COMMUNITY HEALTH

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WINNE USES CATCH PHRASES TO SHAPE COMMUNITY HEALTH


Good words to a catchy tune will be remembered for ages. And this is what has kept Rhumba music going even after the composers are gone.

Like Rhumba music, Winnie Barawa, Director of Washindi Africa has mastered the art of drumming messages to her target audience, messages that sink deeper into the recipient.
She has a creative way to engage the audience while disseminating vital health messages so that school children can change their hygiene practices and improve their health status.
I met her during a debate competition in Kilifi County. It is at this point that she grabbed my attention with her unique voice and well-selected words that keep you attentive.
The audience also feels glued to her and at no time do they left out. In an exclusive interview with the Coast Woman Magazine at the historical Uhuru garden, Barawa said her passion for community service led her to start Washindi Africa; a community-based organization in Kilifi County.
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HALIMA MOHAMMED CRUSADES FOR WOMEN'S RIGHT

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HALIMA MOHAMMED CRUSADES FOR WOMENS        RIGHT

A woman has been a victim of all sins in this world.
Susan Anthony an American social reformer and women rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.
The scenario has not changed to date and the fight for women rights is gaining momentum by the day,
Susan who was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was female. This the struggle has not come to an end since there are so many challenges that must be overcome.

Halima Mohamed founder and director of the Coast Education Center (COEC) has been on the frontline fighting for women's rights in the Coast region and the nation at large.

Her vision led her to launch the Coast Women CVE charter which provides a framework to involve women from the coastal region in the prevention and combating violent extremism.

According to Halima, the Coast Women CVE charter will also provide an action plan for all stakeholders with proposed actions that ai…

JENNY NUCCIO EMPOWERS THE COAST WOMAN

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JENNY NUCCIO EMPOWERS THE COAST WOMAN Warriors are made and not born.
They are not made in a factory but through challenges and experiences, they undergo in life.
This is the story of Ms. Jenny Nuccio from Dallas Texas who came to Kenya 10 years ago and made Kenyan women warriors.
She is the founder of IMANI COLLECTIVE and has motivated and inspired women in Mombasa by coming up with a Women empowerment program that has seen over 60 artisans beneficiaries.

Majority of women who have been victims of violence or suffer the ill effects of gender inequality have finally, become a positive inspiration to society through her empowerment programs.
They have become warriors in society and continue to inspire other women in modern lives.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s once challenged us to ‘ do one thing every day that scares you. I meet this group during one of the event organized by Empower Limited and these women shared their amazing stories with great achievements, despite the challenges that they face in th…

FARIDA RASHID FIGHTS DRUG ADDICTION WITH PASSION

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FARIDA RASHID FIGHTS DRUG ADDICTION WITH PASSION  
Farida Rashid is popularly known as Farida Tall an activist who is driven by her passion to transform society in fighting against drug abuse and trafficking in Mombasa County.
Growing up in old town (mji wa kale) towards the adjacent coral beach of the Indian Ocean one of the picturesque tourists attraction but a deadly labyrinth of crime and drug users.

Farida recalls as a teen how her peers quickly slip into drug substances, teens hauled by the police due to drug consumption that had detrimentally affected the society. Drug abuse is one of the biggest problems confronting Kenya.
At the age of 25 years, Farida used to donate cooked meals to the rehab center in helping rehab facilities to curb the scarcity of food due to the overpopulation of drug addicts.
This is when Rehab centers started evolving in Mombasa County, even during the holy month of Ramadan, nothing could stop Farida, her compassion and deter…

HAMARO KOMORA SELLING KANGAS / LESSO DESIGN COLLECTION IN NAIROBI

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                                   HAMARO KOMORA  SELLING KANGAS / LESSO DESIGN COLLECTION IN NAIROBI
Traditionally, Kangas have been known to communicate messages to the readers whether on love, caution or ridicule.
They are not complete without those ‘Swahili proverbs’, in fact, one wonders what to go for when buying, message, color or design of the patterns in it. The messages are twisted in a style that holds one’s attention and they are mostly worn by women across East Africa.
Colorful with floral patterns, the garment has diverse usage in the region that tells of the rich heritage and wisdom of the people.
Swahili language and culture describe kanga as a rectangle of pure cotton with a border all around it, printed in bold designs and bright colors. It is a long as the span of your neck to knee, or from breast to toe. Kangas are usually bought and worn as a pair.
According to Kenya National Museums catalog on the exhibition, the garment originated in Zanzibar around 1870, some stylish …