Two Plus Two Equals Four!!!

My water broke around 3:30 that Sunday afternoon. Since I’d been in ‘barely there’ labor since 9 in the morning, everything was ready and already by the door. I quickly put on the blue dress that boyfriend was ironing at the time and we rushed out...

Modern Mom Can't Cook

The food had just started boiling when I heard a knock on the door. My pocket was hurting that day; I only had 4 shillings to my name. Not one to despair, I was contented working with what I had – rice, potatoes and an onion. Without the tomatoes to at least add some color, I was prepared to have some very bland lunch. But it was ok, ...

I am Selfish

There’s a long hoot and I’m screaming his name at the top of my lungs. In that split second, I see my life come to an end. I see myself losing my best friend barely two days after his coming home. I see him robbed of life right before my very eyes...

I'm Home at the Candy Shop

Essentials greets you as you enter. Though on the first floor, it is the first thing that draws your eyes as you walk in. There’s something about kids' stuff that just whispers to you; especially when you are a parent. Without the pressure of shopping and a baby tagging at my skirt telling me that she wants this or that, I felt like I was in a candy store. And I sort of was.

Dealing with Unwarranted Parenting Advice

Being different is ok. We are all special in one way or another. This memo, however, did not get to the perfection bullies. When your child is a little different, they’ll make it their business to tell you what you probably did wrong to end up where you are, and come up with so many solutions to your problem your head will spin.

Melina's Messy Updo

A messy updo comes in handy when I need to do a simple hairstyle in little to no time. I have found that it works best on freshly washed hair as the curls are more defined then. You do not even have to comb it. Just shampoo, condition, moisturize, oil and style :-)

Of Housegirls and Parenting

She called early Sunday morning telling me that she was in town but when I went to get her, my calls went unanswered. Thirty missed calls later, I could not reach her. Thinking that her phone must have run out of charge, I now had the hectic task of looking for her in a crowded town via footsteps the way it used to be done like 3 presidents ago ...

Goodbye Ceskycess. Hello, Modern Mom.

When I started blogging, I had no idea what I wanted to say. I therefore wrote some really pathetic posts and prayed that no one would ever read them. A few months later, a love interest did some stalking, found my blog and read the half-baked posts. To please me (I think), he praised and gushed my writing.

CCTV Camera Captures a Nanny Physically Abusing a Toddler in Ngong

Traditionally, women would stay in the house taking care of the kids and other household duties while the men went looking for bacon. Things have changed and with the heavy financial needs in  today's households, both parents are forced to go to work leaving their babies with the nannies.

While it is obvious that you're the only person who can look after your child the way you'd like, some sacrifices have to be made and the people who suffer the blunt of this issue are unfortunately our helpless kids.

Talk to any mother and they'll have a bad experience they've had with their child's caregiver. I personally wrote about my experience with a nanny from hell sometime back.

This video below shows a nanny ignoring a child's cries for attention which leads to the boy falling on his head from the chair to the hard floor. Instead of getting some consolation from the person employed for that very purpose, the nanny slaps the toddler across his face/head. Mealtime is no different, the poor boy is beaten to eat and when he refuses the woman eats the food.


The video is graphic but  it is necessary for us as parents to ask ourselves how safe our children are while we're at work.

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Raising a Well-Behaved Child

The perfect time to mold your kids into future disciplined individuals is when they are still young. This comes with some challenges seeing that the young ones are yet to learn what is right and what is wrong, and also because they have not yet mastered how to control their emotions.

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The good thing is, you are starting out with a blank canvas at this point and it is your job as a parent to instill values that will guide them throughout their lives. In this post we look at tips on how to raise well-behaved kids.

Lead By Example

There’s a saying that children never do what we tell them, but they’ll always do what we do. Our actions have bigger impacts on how our kids are going to behave than our words do. You will have little to no success teaching them one thing if you are doing the other. Try as much as possible to be their best role model and they’ll follow suit.

Praise good Behavior

Most parents are quick to point out where their kids go wrong but rarely appreciate good behavior. Though easier said than done, ignoring bad behavior and praising your kids when they do the right thing is more effective than spanking them when they act up. Celebrating your child’s little successes goes a long way in ensuring that they strive do the same tomorrow.

Cultivate a Conscience

To do this, you need to arm your children with the ability to tell right from wrong. If they can be able to experience guilt, shame and remorse, then that is a good thing. This is where religion comes in. Take them to the church, have them recite Bible verses and hang Christian artwork on their walls. All these will remind them to remain on the right path.

Give Them Some Sense of Control


Kids can get overwhelmed by their loss of control. We decide as parents what they will eat, where they should go to school, who they should talk to and so on, and it can be frustrating to a young mind. Allowing them to make simple decisions like what to wear and what to eat gives them some form of control and provides them with a chance to come up with solutions to their problems. 

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Merck's ‘Empowering Berna’ Initiative helps infertile woman from Kibera

“I ask myself every day – ‘Who I am in this world? Is this the life I was meant to live?’ there is no one to love or help me” – Grace Kambini
 “I remember asking my husband, how long I will continue to live this misery. He replied -You refuse to leave my house as if your parents are dead, if they are dead you should ask them to open their grave so you may join them. You are of no use to me-. Every time I remember his insult or talk about it, I feel faint and out of breath. Due to the stress I endured I suffered hypertension and Diabetes, now my life is about injecting insulin day and night.”

Fifty-seven year old Grace Kambini popularly known as “Mama Chips” lives in Kibera. She got married out of societal expectations, whereby women are expected to get married to earn respect from their communities.

After nine years of marriage, she realized that she could not give birth. Both her husband and his relatives started abusing and insulting Grace. Her story continues to get several views on social media via the popular Merck More Than a Mother campaign. The campaign seeks to reduce the stigmatization and social suffering of infertile women in Africa. Watch Grace’s story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0x09hWiuiY 

The “Empowering Berna” initiative began under the Merck More Than a Mother campaign, and it aims to empower underprivileged infertile women who have past the stage of receiving treatment. The initiative helps them establish their own small business and build their own independent lives. Merck is now assisting Grace to get back on her feet by refurbishing her business.

Grace Kambini with her new vegetable stand in Kibera.


“My suffering and stressful life is over; now I am a new person. I can walk with my head up knowing that I have a great business that will sustain me. I am very happy with this program and I wish that Merck can continue helping many other desperate people in this world” Grace Kambini

“It is very important to empower infertile women through improving access to awareness and fertility care so they can bear children as part of their human rights. In case they can no longer be treated, the ‘Empowering Berna’ project will contribute towards empowering and training these women to help them establish their own small business so that they can be independent and re-build their own lives. A woman is more than a mother, Empowering Berna initiative will prove this every day.” Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer of Merck healthcare.

Follow the conversation here: www.merckmorethanamother.com 

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Flu Vaccine for Pregnant Women Reduces Risk of Premature Birth

In a previous post, we discussed the two vaccines every pregnant woman should have and one of them was the flu vaccine. Routinely given to all expectant mothers in Britain, this pregnancy safe vaccine could prevent one in five premature births during flu outbreaks, a new study has suggested.

Flu Vaccine in pregnancy
In the study that was published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal,  researchers in the US looked at the births of 5,000 women during a high-flu-risk period. Out of those, 43% has received the vaccine.

The results showed that those vaccinated were 44% less likely to have preterm births than their un-vaccinated counterparts.

Pregnancy increases the vulnerability and complications of a flu infection particularly in the later stages, making the vaccine very important. Bronchitis, meningitis and the inflammation of the brain are just some of the complications.

While before it was common knowlegdge that the vaccine gives protection against flu to the mother and the baby for the first 6 months after birth, it is now clear that reducing the risk of pre-term births is an added bonus. These findings are hugely significant given how susceptible premature babies are to infections. And as much as it is difficult to pinpoint the reason why the vaccine reduces pre-term births, one theory has suggested that flu infections trigger inflammation in the body that can lead to early labor.

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2nd Trimester Baby Bump Update

You are there growing gradually... and then you wake up one morning and boom!! I cannot believe how much my body has changed in the last month.

It's weird how I don't feel the extra weight. If I did not have the previous photos to compare, I would think that I'm the same as I used to be with a bigger tummy, of course. I guess that's what happens when you're becoming obese. You become a little depressed, you start eating more and exercising less. You add a pound a month and before you know it, you are hitting a hundred and ten kgs.

The second trimester is now behind me and my due date is fast approaching. If my health remains as good as it currently is, I'm planning to work to the very last day. With my last pregnancy I worked until Friday and delivered that Sunday.

In three weeks we're having the last ultrasound scan and will have a chance to find out the sex of the baby. If it's a boy, I hope he rocks the pink flowered rompers that I've already purchased. I should have been more patient.

We did a baby bump photo shoot a week or so ago. If you haven't seen the photos you can see them here.

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Taking Stock | The Last Leg

I've always enjoyed the taking stock posts on Savvy Kenya's blog and I thought it's time I tried one. It wasn't as easy as she convinced me it would be, but I'll definitely try it again.

Where do we start? In 5 days, I'll be 7 months pregnant. I've been counting the days and praying that they go a little faster, but something changed today morning. Boyfriend woke me up 5 minutes earlier and I got a little mad. Those are 5 minutes of sleep down the drain. But it got me thinking...

I need to enjoy every minute right now because when the baby comes, we'll all operate on her time. We'll sleep when she says, and I'll not be able to leave the house as easily as I can right now. So here's to taking my baby with me to work, and to taking stock for the last trimester!

Making: my girl kiss me every day before school. She loves school so much and goes crazy when she sees the school bus.

Cooking: a lot on weekends because that’s the only chore I get to do these days. I don’t like cakes but I’ll bake one every weekend until I perfect the moist and spongy balance. Yesterday’s was terrible but I’m the only one who seemed not to like it.

Drinking: lots and lots of water. I never knew how nasty water can taste when you’re forcing yourself to hit the 8 glasses/day target.

Reading: The Python Project by Victor Canning. It’s taken me more than a month to read this novel. Not because it is boring, but because I enjoy listening to myself think a little more these days.

Looking: for the perfect gift for boyfriend’s birthday. I almost forgot his birthday last year, and only remembered it when I saw the bday wishes on his Facebook wall that evening. I need to redeem myself.

Playing: Taylor Swift and missing her country days.

Wishing: that I’m carrying another girl. I need to name my mom.

Enjoying: feeling the baby kick, and move, and hiccup, and turn.

Waiting: patiently for my due date.

Liking: how well my body is coping with the third trimester. I had a rough time a few months back but I'm now feeling healthy and well.

Wondering: how I’ll survive the first few weeks after giving birth. There’s nothing I love more than being in control and having my personal space. Both of these fly out the window when the house is full of visitors and you have caring relatives telling you what to eat, when to shower and how to hold the baby.

Loving: the two men in my life; boyfriend and my brother do so much to ensure that the household is running smoothly.

Considering: being a stay at home mom. My online business has come a long way and I can see a future where I’m able to work from the house and look after my kids myself.

Buying: baby essentials and lots of fruits

Watching: Blind spot.

Hoping: that my delivery will be as easy as the last one. I'm planning to be more present. I can't remember all the details of the last delivery and boyfriend, a normally very talkative guy, says very little when I ask. I think he's still traumatized. Poor guy.

Marvelling: at how my blogs grew to attracting over 150,000 visits each month. The stats just blow my mind away every day.

Needing: a bathroom break every 15 minutes.

Smelling: onions everywhere! It sucks, man. It really does.

Wearing: anything that fits.

Knowing: that this is the best chance I have to sleep. I’ll not be able to have a good night's sleep for the next 2 years.

Thinking: how I cannot wait to see my baby. I see her looking exactly like me; just like our first one looks like her daddy. Minus my temper, plus his hair.

Admiring: the baby bump images taken by Peter of Doxa Photography on Saturday.

Disliking: how people keep telling me that I’ve become big. I'm pregnant! I'm supposed to be big, OK?

Feeling: confident that I'll shed all the extra weight in no time. I've done it before and I'll do it again.

Enjoy the Pregnancy photography below and see the photographer's details, contacts and rates at the end of this post.


 
 


Photo shoot ByDoxa Interactive Studio
Services:  Weddings, pregnancy and family photography
Contacts: +254 720 969 361 / 0733 96 56 56
Websites: www.doxa.co.ke 

Rates: Ksh. 3,000 for 20 softcopy photos


Note:  I had these images taken for free by doxa interactive studio in exchange for a review.  The words and opinions are my own.



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Professor Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp receives the “African Alliances HE for SHE” Award for Women Empowerment

By African Alliance for Women Empowerment, May 31st 2016

Professor Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp receives the “African Alliances HE for SHE” Award for Women Empowerment to recognize “Merck More than a Mother Campaign.”

Cairo,EgyptDuring the 11th African Congress for Women Entrepreneurs, Professor Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board and Family Board of E. Merck KGaA received the “African Alliances He for She Award” for Women Empowerment. This was in recognition of Merck’s efforts to empower women in the field of research and healthcare through the Merck Capacity Advancement Program and UNESCO – Merck Africa Research Summit.
The award also recognizes Merck’s significant contribution to empower infertile women in Africa through the ‘Merck More than a Mother’ campaign.
“I am very happy to receive this important award.  The “Merck More than a Mother” campaign is a very important initiative to empower an unprivileged segment of women in Africa,” Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg –Haverkamp said upon receiving his award. “Women who suffer infertility have been neglected, mistreated and discriminated because they cannot bear children, while we must also consider that 50% of infertility is caused by male factor and yet women are solely blamed for it.”
Prof. Frank Stangenberg- Haverkamp receives “HE for SHE award for women empowerment,” Dr. Amany Asfur President of African Alliances of Women Empowerment, Dr. Yasmin Darwish President of BPW International and Dr. Rasha Kelej Chief Social Officer of Merck Healthcare.
Dr. Amany Asfur, President of African Alliances of Women Empowerment explained, “We are very proud to acknowledge Merck’s efforts to empower infertile women in Africa by improving their access to information, awareness, health and change of mindset through their historic ‘Merck More than a Mother’ campaign.”
“Through the ‘Merck more than a Mother’ campaign we started an important project called ‘Empowering Berna.’ The project seeks to help infertile women, who cannot have children anymore, start their own businesses and build their independent and happier lives. I am very passionate about this project and I will follow it up by myself with women organizations across Africa.” mentioned Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer of Merck Healthcare.
(L-R): Dr. Rasha Kelej, Qedani Dorothy Mahlangu, MEC Health Gauteng Government, South Africa, Hon. Sarah Opendi Minister of Health of Uganda, Prof. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chair of Merck Executive and Family Boards.
The “African Alliances He for She Award” award also recognizes the UNESCO- Merck Africa Research Summit- MARS’s new initiative to empower African women researchers. The initiative is very critical for Africa’s future, and its social and economic development, which cannot be achieved except with the economic empowerment of women and youth.

During the same conference, the African Women Empowerment Award was granted to H.E. Samba-Panza, Former President of Central African Republic and H.E. Prof. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, who was represented by H.E. Julia Duncan-Cassell Liberian Minister of Gender.


H.E. Catherine Samba Panza, former President of Central African Republic receives the African women Empowerment Award
H.E. Julia Minister of Gender and social affairs of Liberia receives the African women empowerment award on behalf of the President of Liberia
During the African conference for women entrepreneurs, a high level panel of Merck More Than a Mother was conducted during which, Hon. Sarah Opendi the Ugandan Minister of Health, Hon. Jean Kalilani the Malawian Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Hon. Julia Duncan-Cassell the Liberian Minister of Gender and social affairs, Hon. Dr. Lanre Tejuoso the Nigerian Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Hon. Qedani Dorothy Mahlangu MEC Health Gauteng Government, South Africa, and parliamentarian members and academics from Uganda, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ivory Coast, discussed Merck More Than a Mother objectives and intervention across Africa and a commitment was made to kick off the campaign in each country during 2016 and 2017.


Hon. Betty Amongi, Chair of Uganda Women Parliamentarians, Dr. Rasha Kelej CSO Merck, HE. Catherine Samba Panza, Former President of Central African republic, Prof. Frank Stangenberh Haverkamp, Merck family member and Hon. Sarah Opendi Minister of Health of Uganda, Hon. Laurette Yace MP of Cote d’Ivoire, Susan Lyimo, Vice Chair of Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of Tanzania; Hon. Maria Angelina Enoque, MP of Mozambique; Prof. Santos Nicolau Dean of Augustine University, Angola
(L-R) Prof. Oladapo Ashiru-President of Africa Fertility Society, Hon. Joyce Lay-Member of Parliament, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya, Hon. Dr. Lanre Tejuoso - Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Julia Duncan-Cassell -Minister of Gender, Liberia, Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp-Merck Family Member and Chair Executive Board and Family Board of Merck and H.E. Hon Sarah Opendi -Minister of State of Health of Uganda.
(L-R) Prof. Oladapo Ashiru- President of Africa Fertility Society, Hon. Joyce Lay-Member of Parliament, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya, Hon. Dr. Lanre Tejuoso-Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Julia Duncan-Cassell - Minister of Gender, Liberia, Dr. Rasha Kelej- Chief Social Officer-Vice President, Merck Healthcare, Chair of Health Committee, BPW-Egypt and African Alliance for Women Empowerment.
(L-R) Dr. Yasmin Darwich President International Federation for Business and Professional Women
Prof. Santos Nicolau Dean of Augustine University, Angola
Dr. James Olobo-Lalobo Vice-President of Africa Fertility Society
Dr. Amany Asfour First Vice President International Federation for Business and Professional Women, Chair of the Board of African Alliance for Women Empowerment (as Founder of BPW Egypt)
H.E. Amb. Mona Omar Chair of International Relations Committee National Council of Women – Egypt
Prof. Oladapo Ashiru President of Africa Fertility Society
Hon. Joyce Lay Member of Parliament, Taita-Taveta County, Kenya Hon.
Dr. Lanre Tejuoso Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
H.E. Julia Duncan-Cassell Minister of Gender, Liberia
Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Merck Family Member and Chair Executive Board and Family Board of Merck
H.E. Hon Sarah Opendi Minister of State of Health of Uganda
Hon. Qedani Dorothy Mahlangu MEC Health Gauteng Government, South Africa
Hon. Betty Amongi Chair of Uganda Women Parliamentarian Association
 H.E. Hon. Jean Kalilani Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare of Malawi
Hon. Maria Angelina Enoque Member of Parliament of Mozambique
Dr. Rasha Kelej Chief Social Officer-Vice President, Merck Healthcare
Chair of Health Committee, BPW-Egypt and African Alliance for Women Empowerment
Hon. Laurette Andree De Mel Nee Yace Member of Parliament of Cote d’ Ivoire
 Hon. Susan Lyimo Vice Chair of Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of Tanzania

About Merck

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 40,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2014, Merck generated sales of € 11.3 billion in 66 countries. Founded in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, EMD Millipore and EMD Performance Materials.
About African Alliance for Women Empowerment
African Alliance for Women Empowerment was established in 2006 with focal points across Africa with the main objective of Empowering Women of Africa to Meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This is through economic, political and social empowerment of Women.


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Abortion Increases the Risk of Mental Health Problems & Suicide

Abortion may be simple as a medical procedure, but the effects it has on the woman are extremely detrimental. According to a 2011 study by Pricilla Coleman published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, having an abortion increases the risk of mental health problems by up to 81%.

The decision is not easy and the outcomes are at times fatal
For the research, 22 studies and 36 measures of effect were looked into. In total, the study had 877, 181 participants, 163, 831 of whom had experienced abortion. The results were shocking! The women who had undergone abortion had an 81% increased risk of developing mental problems and nearly 10% of all the 877,181 mental health problems were as a result of an abortion.

These finding echoed the results of another Finland study published in 1997, where the suicide rate among women who had undergone abortions in the prior year was found to be three times higher compared to women in the general population and six times higher compared to women who gave birth.

The Finland study looked into women who had committed suicide between 1987 and 1994. Of the 9192 deaths of women of child-bearing age that were studied, 1347 had suicide as the main cause of death. Of those, 73 suicides were found to be pregnancy related. This represented 5.4% of all suicides in women of this age. And while the suicide rate associated with birth was at a low of 5.9, the rates associated with miscarriages was 3 times higher at 18.1 and that associated with induced abortion was at a high of 34.7; 6 times higher than that of women who had given birth!

This particular study concluded that the increased risk of suicide after abortion could either indicate common risk factors for both or the harmful effects that induced abortions have on women’s mental health.

Another U.S study looked into records of 173,000 women and concluded that women who had abortion were 2.6 times more likely to commit suicide than women who had given birth. The same study showed that giving birth reduced the risk of suicide in women compared to the general population.

Pro-abortion campaigns could be to blame as they invalidate the feelings of guilt that these women obviously feel. The reality and the pain of their decision is an issue that needs to be dealt with for there to be healing and for the mental trauma to be alleviated.

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A Mother's Voice Lights Up a Childs' Brains

A study has revealed that there is something very special about a mother's voice. 
According to a new study published yesterday (16 May, 2016) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal, kids brains respond to their mothers' voices more strongly than they respond to strangers' voices. This holds even when they only hear the voices for a fraction of a second.

In a statement, Daniel Abrams, the lead author of the study and an instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University explained, "We know that hearing [their] mother's voice can be an important source of emotional comfort to children. Here, we're showing the biological circuitry underlying that."

In the research, the scientists scanned the brains of 24 healthy kids between ages 7 and 12. Each child listened to clips less than 1 second long of nonsense words spoken by their biological mom and 2 other women unknown to the child.

The findings revealed that the children could not only identify their mothers' voices 97% of the time, but the sound of the mothers' voices triggered parts of the brain associated with emotions, reward and facial recognition more than when the voices of the other two women were heard. While previous studies have shown that kids prefer their mother's voices, with newborns being able to recognize her voice among the voices of other women, this recent study showed that mom's voice affects parts of the brain beyond those involved in listening.

According to some of the researchers, this study could explain why children are able to recognize their mother's voices so fast. Seeing that her voice activates parts of the brain associated with rewards, the brain is conditioned to recognize her voice faster so as to reap the rewards.

So there you have it. If you ever needed a reason to talk to your kids more, now you have it.

Have a talkative one!

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Dealing with a Dead-Beat

How does it get to this?

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl like each other. They go out a few times...

Girl gets pregnant, and that is the last she hears from him. He will not answer the door, he will not text back and her calls go unanswered.

Girl decides that the next move is to post it online for all to see.


Where did we go wrong as a society?   

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Care Provider First Aid, Emergency Care and Initial Treatment by FACE IT®

Care provider is a parent, guardian, or any adult who looks after an infant, toddler, or child. He/she is responsible for feeding, washing, and providing any needs that the child may have. It also includes teachers offering education to these children. Any adult who has contact with them can be said to be a care provider. Therefore, it is paramount that these individuals be in a position to provide basic first aid/ emergency care or initial treatment while waiting to see the clinician.  

First Aid Training in Kenya. Image source: Pixabay
FACE IT® ensures that you halt and prevent worsening of a life threatening condition. Knowing what to do ensures the victim survives such conditions. Ignorance causes panic and as such, very little help is offered to the victim. 

The training will focus on life threatening conditions commonly encountered at home or in school. The main topics covered will include: hands only CPR, choking, seizures, poisoning, fainting, foreign bodies, burns, and drowning. It will be a practical training with a bit of theory. The aim is to have the care provider prepared to save the life of the child he/she is entrusted with.

The trainings will be held at your home, schools, and other convenient locations. The duration of the training will be four hours, with a half hour break.  

The charges will be Ksh. 2000 per trainee. First Aid Kits are available at EMKF each at Ksh. 2000.

Contact person:
Dr Jeremiah Gitau Njenga

Mob: 0720744389

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