Tagged With "Africa"

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Re: Schizophrenia in Africa

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Rehabilitation raising awareness featuring people who has recovered from its a great thing to go by.Come to think,they were at some time the the actual patient meaning they fully understand the effect of .It had been personal to them at some point. It is heart breaking seeing how is viewed to be 'minor' or not even recognized by other state!How they don't channel capitals to help and rehabilitate the patients. Patients stopping to for treatment and turning to ritual healers show neglect-ion...
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
A great blog from you helping us understand the reasons for the rampant increase in cosmetic surgery.We look forward to see what more there is to the great problem of facial degradation which mostly affect the young generation.keep up.
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
according to me many teenagers opt to change their appearance is because of this issue of LOVE. Can you please do a research of the same. I am looking forward for your reply of the same.
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Fantastic project! Some areas of plastic surgery can come down to certain racial body types being seen as more superior to others, ie the European image. For women this involves a slender yet curvaceous frame, light skin, light eyes, and other characteristics. For whatever reason this has been prioritized as being an ideal appearance, and has led to many people of colour lightening their skin, eyes, or hair to appear more caucasian. It isn't plastic surgery, but a popular trend is coloured...
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Lucy Muturi (Loise) ·
actually its a nice topic uptake.looking forward to the answers in the real life situation.
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
I think this is a good topic Joy i think most of of them change their physical appearance because of peer pressure who drive people to do such things,example ,some change them self because they what to be like others
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
A good project you have there, you truly have a good project plan and I hope you are truly going to succeed in this project. Otherwise, its a good work so far. congratulations.
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I also wonder why this people have to do this in order to make their face look good and younger than that of other people. But according to what I think is that they don't want to be called old. To my surprise I was watching a musician known as Usher since I was a little boy but up to now he is still the way he was if you look at his face, but he is very old, this is because of plastic surgery.
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

I'm interested in why you want to "reduce this cases of teenage surgery in the world." I see in your plan that you are going to later address the negative effects of plastic surgery, but you show no indication in addressing the positive effects. It does seem from a surface level to have no positive outcomes, but it's an important aspect of inquiry projects to be able to view both sides of the argument. I wonder if it would be more beneficial to view this project as being something more along...
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
Thanks...I guess I never viewed it in the positive way thankyou for that idea....
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

You're welcome! I'm glad that the idea interests you. As always, I can't wait to read your future posts!!
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Re: COSMETIC SURGERY

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
An interesting research.Include pictures and videos related to your research to make it interesting.All the best.
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Re: Think Inside the Box

Thinking inside the box. That is a wonderful idea. I was trying to wrap my mind around where you were going with last week's "Doohickies" but now I can see you have a pretty solid destination. The idea of working on projects that show real people solving real problems and having a direct impact cannot be overstated. The whole point we try to expose Kenyan kids to the North America reality so they can hopefully use some of the skills and learnt there to improve their lives and communities.
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Re: Think Inside the Box

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks Ian! I appreciate your input.
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Re: Grande Finale

Done! Great job on the video Taylor! I really hope this project works out. If you need assistance with anything involving the project, please send me a Facebook message. I could probably rally a couple others as well. Good luck!
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Re: Grande Finale

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
That is exactly what am going to do.it is actually a good video.Good work Taylor
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Re: Grande Finale

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Nice work on the video. Knittel told me you're starting a new project. I've been researching the science behind powerful commercials/videos and it would be cool if we could work together to make some videos for your new project. What are you planning to do for it by the way?
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Re: Topic: Religion

I think that is true ,actually it is used to create a certain kind of fear that makes people easy to control. All in all it is good to stay away from sin incase religion is true
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Re: Topic: Religion

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Brian this is really a nice topic to work on...please remember to consider other types of religions like Devil worship and how it traps many people...besides christian religion...I tend to believe religious topic has much to do with human life and his daily activities.e.g economically and socially.
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Re: Topic: Religion

Peter Kinyua (Alumni) ·
yes but some time it act as a weapon for the poor by defending them self by use of it
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Re: Topic: Religion

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Of course some do take advantage and oppress the poor because they do not have a voice to stand out for them!
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Re: Topic: Religion

Gilbert Brian Juma (Alumni) ·
yes it is a tool to oppress the poor but it is somehow bias.
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Re: Topic: Religion

Former Member ·
It's true a poor person will agree with anything as long as he/she gets money or anything to satisfy his/her needs.
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Re: Topic: Religion

Christopher Spooner (Alumni) ·
I don't know if religion is used to opress the poor. The bible has a lot of discrepancies and it seems that now days we pick and choose parts of the bible to evaluate. The old testament states that we should kill disobedient children, gays, unmarried people who aren't virgins, etc. These concepts evolve over time since it isn't socially acceptable to just kill children. My point here is that religion adapts and changes to the times. The concept of religion today seems to be less rewarding...
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Re: Essential Question

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
No African were not inferior the only thing was that they did not have enough weapons to defend themselves,i believe that if African had this tools like guns they could have defeated the Europeans who colonized them.the saying goes if a fool become brave the brave will be on trouble.in this years we are leading ourselves because we worked hard to get independence.
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Re: Essential Question

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
In my another opinion i think Africans did not have disire to explore in other continents,if they were able to do that Africa could have been a very powerfull continent in this world of today,because the white people believed Africa to be a very strong and imune people because we are black.Another thing if we were good in marine technology exemple sailling boats,canoes,ships etc we could have eble to navigate to other places in the world.
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Re: Ngugi wa Thiong'o - A Kenyan Author

He is also known for being one of the first modern Kenyan writers to write in his mothertongue (in his case Kikuyu). Did you know he was forced into political exile to escape persecution because of his criticism of the the tyrannical regime.
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Re: Ngugi wa Thiong'o - A Kenyan Author

Evaline Njoki (Mentor) ·
Thank you Emma... This is one of my favourite authors. I read Petals of Blood when I was 10 and a few more times as an adult. Do you know why he sought refuge in America?
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Re: Ngugi wa Thiong'o - A Kenyan Author

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
He is a very good writer I also love his books very much,his whole family is into writing so they have it in their blood just becoming as their father,keep up
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Re: Ngugi wa Thiong'o - A Kenyan Author

Hi As a matter of fact,Ngugi wa Nothings writings are so fascinating to a point that you will never put down when you start writing.
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Re: Ongoing Reflections

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I really love the video you made, I think it's really powerful and inspiring! I totally agree on you about how passion change over time, and I think it's really smart and brave of you to realize that and accept that, because it wouldn't be as fun as it used to be for doing the old project after you find a new passion. As you said the most important thing is what comes out from it, and you seems to know so much about elephant new, that is really cool. I am supper exciting to see what your new...
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Re: Ongoing Reflections

Former Member ·
Your project was really inspiring.
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Re: Ongoing Reflections

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Great inspiration,your video taught me a lot and also inspired me too,am really glad and also agree to your passion growing over time I think we share the same as I have also grow passion on my area of research(airplanes and airplane crashes).i am looking forward to yours results,keep up and all the best
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Re: WHY IS AFRICA CONSIDERED AS THE CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND?

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
When I first read your question I thought about Pangaea, and then you talked about it so I think that is an important note. This is why one species of an animal might be only found in 2 place, but totally different continents, because they were once connected. Here is a link about why Pangaea broke apart https://www.google.ca/amp/amp....a.html?client=safari This is really cool good luck!
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Re: WHY IS AFRICA CONSIDERED AS THE CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND?

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Wow awesome research. Your information is very clear and well thought out. I also find the bit about Pangea very interesting. It is true though, most people can follow their ancestry all the way back to Africa(if they go back far enough) regardless of background. I found this link talking about continental drift and the more scientific aspects of this topic, hope yiu find it helpful: ) http://nationalgeographic.org/...a/continental-drift/ Looking forwards to seeing the progress you make on...
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Re: WHY IS AFRICA CONSIDERED AS THE CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND?

Hey Allan, Your research is so fascinating and all the work you've done is excellent! Here's a link that might help you, it explains why animals migrate: http://www.livescience.com/10235-animals-migrate.html Hopefully it'll help you! Good luck.
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Re: WHY IS AFRICA CONSIDERED AS THE CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND?

Thanks to all who gave a reply to my post. Am am now going to watch them, read everything that I will help me and soon I will be giving out my research find outs ....
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Re: Tribalism

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hey Jackline! Interesting research post and the points were very valid. There is a difference between what the ancient traditions and how things work then and how they apply now. Nevermind the world uniting, within a country or community is pretty complicated as you say, we need to conquer the tragedies. Maybe touch on what are some ways to achieve this Heres some sources that may be a good jumpstart for that: http://www.communitygroup.co.u...-your-community.html...
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Re: Tribalism

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
Yap tribalism Jackline. I have read your blog and I have developed much interest in it.Through the web I have found tribalism issues in Kenya and some thing to do with its background.That tribalism in Kenya is not inborn and it cannot be traced to ancient hatreds or warfare from cultures clashing over the ages. The major opposing groups like Luo, Luhya and Kisii of Western Kenya and the GEMA (Kikuyu, Embu and Meru people) from the Mount Kenya area, had little contact with one another before...
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Re: Tribalism

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
you can visit http://www.kenpro.org/effects-of-tribalism-in-kenya/ for more reference.
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Re: Tribalism

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
Hi Jacky!! It's quite an interesting topic. Actually it's true that tribalism can cause all these dowdy's. I've ever experienced this back in primary school so am speaking out of experience. Basically for me I would say that the society is the first group that should be known to about tribalism though there is a big role to play because you know we'll how it is in the politics. Anyway the political leaders must first potray good morals so that the society can do in accordance with what the...
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Re: Tribalism

Hi Jackline! An interesting topic, I don't know much about tribalism so I'm excited to read further more of your work.
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Re: Biography about Ellen johnson sirleaf

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Ellen Johnson sir leaf seem like a very important figure! does she have anything to do with your inquiry question? Are you going to do a research about her? If so I believe asking some basic question (even something simple as 'What make her successful?') can make the process more interesting and organized!
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Re: Biography about Ellen johnson sirleaf

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
Early Political Career I have read a very nice story about Ellen in her early growth in politics After returning to Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf served as assistant minister of Finance in President William Tolbert's administration. In 1980, Tolbert was overthrown and killed by army sergeant Samuel Doe, who represented the Krahn ethnic group. Johnson Sirleaf went into exile in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as in the United States, where she worked as an executive in the international banking...
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Re: PROBLEMS,WILDLIFE CAUSES TO HUMAN AND HOW HUMAN TREAT WILDLIFE WILD.

Hey Mary! Many people don’t realize how important preserving wildlife is not only to the environment but to us humans. What we do to the environment does not only harm the environment but it harms us as well. This concept of planning everything well before hand allows us to work in ways that will benefit us while preserving the environment to the best of our ability! Great work! Good Luck!
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Re: History of Africa

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
Thanks for your good analysis. Hoping that you will discuss the process of struggling for independence and some of the persistent leaders like Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. Eagerly waiting for your next post.
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Re: History of Africa

Ben Laird (LFAS) ·
Hey Stephen, How's it going? I'm glad to see that you're still on the "effects of colonialism in Africa" track as I find it very interesting (though upsetting at the same time). There certainly is a very rich and interesting African history with very vibrant and diverse cultures. However, like you mentioned, colonialism had many negative effects on the economies and social/political conflicts such as causing different tribal groups to lose land; having to share an with an enemy tribe; or...
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Re: How Do Kenyans Stretch Their Money to Survive With a Smaller Income

Hi Katie, Love your topic! I feel like one of the things you could take into account and ask is: in what ways does the economy in Africa differ from ours? For example, the USD is more expensive right now for us Canadians (every one cad is .76 usd), so maybe when an African family receives that five dollars it could be worth more than five dollars here in Canada, or less. Also, some ways that the families could save that money is using resources around them. For instance, if they have berries...
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Re: How Do Kenyans Stretch Their Money to Survive With a Smaller Income

hey Kaitlyn, for your topic, it would be interesting to compare the daily lives people in Canada and the people in Kenya. Comparing the average amount of calories we consume, our incomes etc. Also it would be good to look into the difference communities in Kenya and Canada. I feel that in Kenya they work together as a community by helping one another each day. From aiding with food preparation to helping grow crops, taking care of other peoples children. There is a documentry on Netflix...
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Re: POVERTY IN AFRICA.

Hi Denis, After reading your post, I realized how much North America and Africa are completely different from one another. I also did not know that Africa is the continent with the most resources. I am eager to see what your future posts will be about involving poverty. I found this blog that compares poverty in Africa to poverty in America. Hopefully, it will give you some ideas or inspiration! http://borgenproject.org/ameri...-vs-african-poverty/
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