Wednesday, 27 April 2011

We are Ulimited even beyond Boarders!

Major Abdullahi Guyo of Transitional Federation Government of Somalia accessing internet at Elwak Maarifa Centre. Major Guyo was doing his examination online and came to research further. He was very exited and grateful when he discovered that there is such centre which is willing to help people, he promised to visit the centre again although he is so committed.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Its NOT as you think!!!

When the name North Eastern Province of Kenya is heard, obvious its not always about development. e.g like crises, early marriages, lack of not educating a girl etc, but its not anymore in Elwak. As seen above ladies are not left behind and a very good example is Lula who said coming to education, there is no difference between her and man, and we say Elwak ladies keep the fire fire burning, courtesy of Elwak Maarifa Centre.

Friday, 22 April 2011

What a night?

Elwak Community members turn up in large numbers to view films produced during capacity building at Elwak Maarifa Centre, they enjoyed when they saw some of the members on the show because they dont believe that such things are impossible in the area but they came to believe that everything is possible for the willing heart.  

Visit by District Steering Group(DSG) to Elwak Maarifa Centre:

Mr. Noah Lusaka of ALIN (left) introduces Mr. Ole Tutui the District Commissioner, Mandera Central District(Elwak)(2nd left) and other DSG members to Elwak Maarifa Centre when the group visited the centre. The DC urged the youth to aim for the leadership as the elders in the District are tribal oriented.

How eager the people are for the information at Elwak:

Community members using Elwak Maarifa Centre. The community has being flowing to the centre everyday to have access to the computers and use the available resource to learn what the are lacking, they term themselves as the lucky ones. 

Friday, 15 April 2011

Elwak Milk Sellers

Elwak Milk sellers is an association formed by women group which was formed in the year 2009. Its a process where milk is sent from the source (Away from towns) to Elwak Township where the names of the person to receive the milk is written on a piece of paper and fixed on the containers of milk, and when it reaches the destination the people involved, takes the milk and sell it to the community at some rates, its that they sell the milk at a price that is a bit higher than it comes with and they took the profit and in the evening they send the returns, and this is how the women in this town who are poor make there living and sustain their families because most of them their husbands are poor and jobless as shown in the video "Elwak Milk Sellers".

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Surviving the Drought

The severe drought that is being experienced in most part of the country has not spared Elwak, The town is almost perishing and the community is doing what they can to save themselves and their livestock. This short video 'Surviving the Drought' shows the reality of climate change that has resulted in the prolonged drought and lack of rain since 2009. See how people now have to share their little food with livestock as some seek unconventional alternative such as wet carton boxes flavoured with salt or sugar to save them. This video shows the deepest of the drought disaster.