The Swedish foundation Norrsken has opened a center for entrepreneurship and innovation in Kigali, Rwanda. Pictured: A statue depicting a woman and a child in Kigali. Photo: Andreas. Source: Pixabay.
Of: Beata Fylkner
Sweden is often regarded as the best in the world in surveys concerning both entrepreneurship and development cooperation. In recent times, more and more investments have been made with the goal of combining the two funds. Norrsken and Hand in Hand are two actors working to promote socio-economic development in Rwanda, Kenya and Zimbabwe with entrepreneurship as the main means.
February 2, 2022, News
Schools in Kenya closed for several months in 2020 due to the pandemic. Photo: Richard Portsmouth / Flickr.
COVID-19 undermines Kenya's education as schools abruptly closed for nine months from March 2020. Highlighting the urgent need to develop Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure in education.
December 18, 2021, English, Long read, Magazine
Date and time: May 25, 19:00
To join us on this evening please sign up for the event using this simple signup link »The pandemic has struck the world in several different ways. Now, later than a year after the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19, the different vaccines developed by the health industry are being distributed worldwide. According to the […]
May 17, 2021, English, Calendar, Seminars
Claire van Enk created Farm to Feed Kenya to connect farmers and people suffering from hunger. Photo: Micky Schepers-Farm to Feed Kenya
Of: Maria Malmsten
The paradox of hunger, food loss and waste is a global issue. All around the world, a third of all produced food never reaches the consumer. Claire van Enk has created Farm to Feed Kenya to bring about change in these issues, while striving for a healthier planet.
April 29, 2021, English, Long read, Magazine
Several schools in northeastern Kenya have been forced to close following attacks by the al-Shabaab terrorist group.
Of: Yolanda Tibblin
Thousands of teachers in northeastern Kenya were forced to leave their jobs following attacks by the al-Shabaab terrorist group. This threatens students' education. According to terrorism expert Magnus Norell, al-Shabaab opposes non-Islamic teachings.
June 24, 2020, News
Tourists often come to Kibera in Kenya to watch the slums. Photo: Ninara and PickPik
Of: Emily Sword
I'm on the outskirts of Kibera in Nairobi. I am here on an internship at a small local organization that functions as a leisure center where children from the area can do homework, be creative and find peace. Kibera, popularly known as Kibra, is one of the largest informal settlements in East Africa. Kibera […]
March 16, 2020, Guest chronicle
Rachel Mwamghuda's daughter Serena 5 years old can go to school thanks to the jiko project in Kenya. Photo: Jan-Åke Thorell
Of: Jan-Åke Thorell
Cooking in Kenya takes up a lot of time. Most people use charcoal, which is also costly and dangerous to health. But a new project with environmentally friendly stoves in Kenya could be the solution. The savings can pay the school fee for a child for a whole year.
- It is absolutely fantastic, says Rachel Mwamghuda in Voi, Kenya.
December 17, 2018, FUF-correspondents
Developing in dance creates self-confidence and an identity. Photo: Emma Gidlund.
Of: Kajsa Litton Fredriksson
With tough home conditions, music becomes a safe zone and an opportunity to develop. At the organization Wale Wale Kenya, young people from the slums gather to dance together. Project leader Vennah Atieno talks about how creativity makes young people grow, and about society's sometimes skeptical view of dance.
May 3, 2018, FUF-correspondents
Of: Stina Olausson
On August 28, 2017, one of the world's toughest laws came into force against the buying, selling and manufacturing of plastic bags. With up to four years in prison as a punishment and fines as high as 38 US dollars, in a country where a monthly salary between 000-100 dollars is not uncommon, Kenya shows that they […]
May 3, 2018, FUF-correspondents
Of: Gideon Ayodo
Despite many aid efforts to promote peace, conflicts continue to start around the world. In almost all conflicts, young people are used to commit and participate in violence. Therefore, Sweden, the EU and the UN should invest in supporting peace work aimed at young people, writes the organization Youth Alive! Kenya.
November 5, 2015, Debate