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Teen leads local coastal community in saving Marine turtles using indigenous solutions

17 year old Maisha  is leading the local community in turtle conservation in Ukunda, coastal Kenya. Through interaction  with the local community  Maisha has learned indigenous ways of saving turtles. She started ‘Tiwi Turtle Police’ initiative with the help of her father. The initiative  runs in cooperation with local fishing

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Child-led community in Ukunda apply indigenous solutions to save marine turtles

Turtle sightings and populations in Kenya have over years diminished owing to increased cases of poaching, reduced nesting activities and increase of  high tides  due to climate change. The sharp decline in turtle populations is also attributed to low levels of local community awareness. In Ukunda, South Coast of Kenya, a

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Poor and sick in the neglected Ngorongo health centre in Gatundu North

It’s a cold evening outside Ngorongo health centre in Gatundu South. A mom with worried look straddles her ailing baby to her bosom. The toddler has cried sore and stopped. Wanjiru, the mother has found the only two benches at the out-patient   occupied. She has to stand and wait longer

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