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Re: TOURISM:UPDATE 2

Great research! What kind of tourist attractions are there in Kenya? are they different than Canada? Why do you think this is?
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Re: TOURISM:UPDATE 2

This is some really great research. I like how you divided up the different aspects of tourism in Canada. I'm looking forwards to seeing the comparison between Kenya and Canada. Are you going to compare tourism as a general thing or narrow it down to something a little more specific? Good luck!
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Re: MY PLAN

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
These are good questions I'm excited to see what the answers are
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Re: MY PLAN

Wow these are really insightful questions! I haven't recognized many gender stereotypes in Canada mainly because I never thought about it too much. I'm excited for you to ask your mentor questions and I'm interested in the answers. Good luck with your project!
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Re: MY PLAN

These are really good questions to be asking and things that we should be thinking about in our daily lives. It is important for us as people to recognize when we are wrongfully gender stereotyping if we wish to grow as a society and move past problems like this. I look forwards to hearing what her answers are good luck!
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Re: MY PLAN

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
May be you can ask her on the affirmative actions taken by the government to fight it?
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Re: Why is ancient wisdom important?

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
This is amazing, Sophie! I like the creativity you showed in the use of driftwood pieces as book covers. The size of something is important, especially to young kids. Fantastic artwork, by the way!
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Re: Why is ancient wisdom important?

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Once, mankind found itself in a much simpler time. In the ancient world, things changed very little over the course of several generations. While the people of this ancient world certainly did not know as much as we do today, they had the opportunity to experiment and refine their techniques over the course of hundreds of years. These techniques included, everything from spiritual connections to healing. As they did these things over and over, they set the prototype for how the mind works at...
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Re: Why is ancient wisdom important?

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Sophie,I like every bit of what your are doing.I think art is the most effective medium as culture is concern.I mean,if people before us never practiced it,we could still in dark on some issues about culture.We get to know more about culture through art. It's through art that you learnt about First Nations in Canada and which you're planning on passing to your siblings back in Germany and they'll probably pass it to their children and by doing so,the past culture of Canada will be known not...
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

I think that this is some really interesting research! Everything that you said is true, and it's very sad. It's very upsetting that families that live among us live in these conditions. It's very hard to think about.. I think this topic is very cool! Good luck with the rest of your project!!
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Kaylie Maughan (Mentor) ·
Well said. I love how you get to the emotional impacts on these youth dealing with these situations. Too often we focus on academics and these students ability and less on what they are having to deal with in their every day lives. I also think it is fantastic that you are focusing on resiliency. Often these experiences of hardship can develop a sense of internal strength and resolve to overcome. Resiliency is the new darling of much Psychology and Criminology research these days, as many...
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
wow it is really touching and kinda sad getting to know that there are such people living under such conditions.some are too young to face some of this challenges but the projects that you guys in Canada have are very helpful and i think that most students are really appreciating that.One should not lose hope because of the circumstances she is in but instead should work hard hard in order to change the situation that she is in.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
You have embarked on a truly ambitious and practical undertaking. I'm excited on the fact that you seem to have looked at a basic agricultural concept of efficient water management. The soils in Laikipia are rich in nutrients which have least been tapped. The major huddle however is the behavioural pattern of rainfall which is poorly spread, unreliable and usually lower in amounts. This calls for short season crops and those that can withstand recurrent long drought seasons. The major...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
Originally Posted by Francis Wachira: Desi thats wonderfull learning about something and trying to work on it! I think it's good to embark on agricultre be oz it's all about the economy and without that the economy cannotgrow,the population cannot increas so I think your idia is gogious and I wold join you to know much about agriculter,don't regret you will get another chance keep it up☺️!
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
It sounds like such an amazing experience! once again I felt the magical power of how much people can learn from a different culture and from one another. I really love the water-conserving garden! it sounds so useful and easy to build, I think this method should be introduce to more people, and I can't wait to see how it will turn out next summer!
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
You have some very interesting findings. It is so cool that you were actually able to go to Kenya to have this experience. Most people only know what they read on the Internet or heard from a friend and you actually learned from your own experience and can understand it. I have never been there so my imagination of it can be way different than what it actually is. Comparing Canadians to Kenyans can teach us so much. Imagine if we didn't have phones, people would actually talk to each other...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Hi Theresa Am glad to see the trip to Kenya had such a profound impact on your world view. Absence of this in my opinion is one of the main courses of cultural misunderstanding among peoples. Am sure the Kenyan students also learnt a great deal from interacting with you in a small way and that these small networks will continue to foster cultural understanding.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Wow this is very thought provoking post. It's interesting to think that even though we are all people everyone has very different values depending on what country, culture, etc. You were brought up in. I found the bit where you talked about not feeling sluggish to get up early for school really interesting as well. Im excited for where this project takes you. Good luck!: )
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I think you have an incredable amount of insight with this topic, and have the ability to take this research far. Im exited to see where you take this.
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Re: Project Plan:Canadian and Kenyan Social Values

Good interview questions! How do you plan on posting your interview results (text, video, etc.)? I look forward to the rest of your project .
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Re: Project Plan:Canadian and Kenyan Social Values

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
It is very cool that you have so many sources from personal communication! It must be very spectacular to get 1st hand information for your topic. Good luck!
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Re: Canadian&Kenyan Social Values:Education

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
When we went to Kenya and visited the schools, I was shocked by the ratio of students to teachers. I think it's unfair to the teachers and the students to have such large classes and a limited supply of teachers to teach them. Have you found any information on how the Kenyan government is trying to remedy this situation? Also, where are your sources? I'm interested to know if you got your information from the people we met on our trip or if it's mostly from the internet.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Tobi Nakamura (Alumni) ·
Here, majority of farmers and hobbyist buy nutrient rich soils. Companies make these either by using livestock manure or artificially creating nitrogen compounds(ex. haber process). There are many other means of fertilization used but this is the most commonly used.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

wilsonkariuki ·
Wow i visited one of farmer near our school and he told me that he has a land that was left open after it was mined this makes it useless for agricultural practices.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Tobi Nakamura (Alumni) ·
Did he say more specifically why its unusable? Does the soil not contain enough nutrients, is there not enough water, or is the land not flat enough since it was dug up?
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

wilsonkariuki ·
My interest is on agriculture.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Pablo Lopez (Alumni) ·
That sounds like a good topic. What makes a land useless? What purposes could said land be used for? Are you looking to re claim it for agriculture or for other purposes?
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
According to my understanding we can make land more useful by use of various way;1 converting desert places into irrigation.2 draining swampy areas.3 making drenches.4 in stoney areas we can apply soil.
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Re: My topic of interest is land reclamation

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
I like your topic because it is interesting to know others peoples thought lovely.
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Re: The Burn: Child Abuse Post By Joy Wangui

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
Here in kenya it is like a behavior ,and it must stop in order to be a united nation.the government should take over.......
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Re: The Burn: Child Abuse Post By Joy Wangui

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
Here in Canada, orphaned children can have a rough childhood, and be neglected with horrible things happen to them. There is so much to be said about improvements within that system but i would say its not very common for an adult to take advantage of an adolescent so publicly. Slim to non licensed, and ethical work environments would accept let alone pay a child to work under their supervision.
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Re: The Burn: Child Abuse Post By Joy Wangui

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
In Kenya Children from very poor families undergoes a lot of pain as they have to work so hard to provide for themselves...I do pity them so much because people take advantage of them to provide them with very cheap labour and thus this children end up not going to school....i was wondering whether Joy did her research on the kind of children who suffer from this child labour...
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Re: Kenyan-Canadian Collaborations (research)

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Fantastic!! This is actually a very good example of Canada Kenya collaboration,MG is one of the very few who have shared their knowledge with Kenyans!!
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Re: Esprit De Corps Dance Study- North America vs. Europe

Very cool! I never really thought about our arts that way, but the more I think about it the more it makes sense. Interesting observation!
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Re: Esprit De Corps Dance Study- North America vs. Europe

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
It would be interesting to explore the reasons behind the differences between European and North American art. Germany is a much older community compared to North America. I wonder if this contributes to the different views regarding the arts. Also, North America and Germany are relatively general locations. If you compared the behaviour of people in Berlin to the behaviour of people in Vancouver, perhaps you would find more similarities. Obviously, comparing city cultures to suburban...
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Re: Kenyan-Canadian Collaborations (research)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
This is nice and becomes even better when mention some of the best authors we ever had.Your research is on the right truck.Looking forward to know about our Canadian counterpart.
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Re: Kenyan-Canadian Collaborations (research)

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is really cool, and I don't know much about Kenya-Canadian collaborations, so I can't wait to see what else you find. I know this is an obvious one, and you have probably talked about it, but Butterfly Effect. What we do on this site helping each other further our research is a really cool thing. I probably stated the obvious, and I wish I could help more, but Good Luck!
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Re: Kenyan-Canadian Collaborations (research)

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
WOW!this is good Emma I actually agree with you 100%,like the way you did your research,I have read his book 'the book of secrets' his is one of my best writers together with Ngugi wa Thiong'o,keep up
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Re: C2 Research #6: What are Canada's greatest political challenge(s)?

Finley MacAlpine (JH-Alumni) ·
Hi Kalith! I'm not very active in political debates and what not, but I do somewhat agree with your realization that our biggest political challenge is global affairs. I found an interesting blog on this website; http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/...oples-republic-china It's a joint statement between Canada and China from when they visited. I look forward to your next post, Keep up the good work!
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Re: C2 Research #4: What are Canada's greatest political challenge(s)?

Great research Kalith but could you please provide us the sources because I would like to read the articles to learn more about the situation.
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Re: C2 Research #4: What are Canada's greatest political challenge(s)?

Hi Kalith, This was a very informative research post. I am shocked to learn that I live in Canada yet I know so little about all of these policies. I did not know that any of these environmental policies even existed! I also did not know that there was so much money being invested by the government to help our environment. I have to say that I am quite impressed by all of it. That being said, I believe that there still needs to be more done and I am happy that the Liberal government wants to...
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Re: EDUCATION IN KENYA.

Hi Allan, It's cool that you're doing a collaborative project with Payton! I think it would be very interesting to see the differences and similarities between education in Kenya and Canada. Here's some websites about Kenyan education to get you started: http://wenr.wes.org/2015/06/education-kenya http://www.kenpro.org/papers/e...nya-independence.htm Good luck!
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Re: EDUCATION IN KENYA.

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is a really interesting topic, and I think it is something everyone on this site can relate too. I like how you and Payton are collaborating on this project. Giving the aspects on Kenyan education and Canadian education. Here is a website explaining a little bit about Kenyan Education, http://wenr.wes.org/2015/06/education-kenya I know quite a bit about Canadian Education, but not about Kenyan education. Education is quite broad, are you going to look into one part specifically, such as...
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Re: Disability history in canada

Hi Waruingi, Wow that was a lot of information! I have never looked into this sort of topic, and to be quite honest, I have never even thought to look into it. As it is an issue that isn't usually discussed, yes, in Canada we do have remembrance day, but we usually only talk about the wars and the history behind remembrance day, rather than discussing the actions that are being put in place right now to take care of the veterans. So thank you for sharing this information and opening up my...
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Re: Disability history in canada

Hey Waruingi, I think you covered this topic quite well. I'm wondering what is the history of the steps that schools have been making to ensure that students with disabilities can learn and move around the school easily. What are the plans to improve the schools as well? What Canada in general, is planning on doing to improve the youth with disabilities resources and how the government is planning on helping them? The link I left is Canada's government website explaining the jobs, education...
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Re: Disability history in canada

Ben Laird (LFAS) ·
Hey Moses! Wow! Three years and they still haven't passed the treaty! That is crazy. Although it may seem off topic I think this research is very relevant to your topic as it compares the provisions that are being taken to accommodate disabled people in Canada and in the USA. I have a bit of a challenge for you. If you don't want to do it no problem. Is there any way that you can remind them of their obligation in a strong enough way that will make a change that will positively affect the...
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Re: Project Plan: What are Canada's greatest political challenge(s)?

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
This is really a cool topic. You are really doing good work over there. Every nation has its own challenges and problems that affects its development. However, challenges are really important because they enable a country to move forward and provide new problems which when solved creates development. Good luck.
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Re: Project Plan: What are Canada's greatest political challenge(s)?

I am exited to hear about this topic, as it seems very engaging, and close to home. I am especially interested in the military affairs, as i do not know a ton about the Canadian military. This topic has a lot of different possibilities, and i hope that you make the most of such an intriguing idea. Seth
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Re: Disability history in canada

Hey Moses! I've made a few comments on your previous posts, and each time I read them they seem to get more and more relevant and insightful. Once again you introduced some Canadian history to me; history in which I had never thought to learn! For that, and all the other incredibly interesting and profound research which you have been doing regarding the rights of disabled people, I thank you! Here's a link which I hope may help in your future research: -...
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Re: Disability history in canada

Thanks all for the comments and links and am trying all the very best to look into every bit that you guys ask for. Thanks Anika you have given more and more support by providing links . Am ready tomoffer more and more about Canada's history and more .
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