REQUEST FOR DONOR SUPPORT TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT FOR A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION IN KAJIADO COUNTY RUN BY BUS RADIO MEDIA

Youth County Projects Kenya in partnership with Bus Radio media a Community Based Organisation are requesting donor support to purchase equipment for a Community Radio Station in Kajiado County worth USD 21,934 .

Bus Radio Media began in the year 2010 as a youth group of young professional journalists and activists with good credentials and motives in radio broadcast. The project motivated the members who saw the fruits and started thinking of it becoming a Community Based Organization with its board and management team. In 2014 it was registered as a CBO under the ministry of Gender and Social Development and in 2015 with Communications Authority of Kenya. Bus Radio Media Services has received training on Code of Ethics and Media Literacy offered by UNESCO in conjunction with Media Council of Kenya in the year 2015.

Community Radio’s has become what we call a “vital weapon to enhance peaceful public participation and dissemination of information through community radio. A bridge to close the gap between the rich and the poor .That in mind, Bus Radio Media intends to empower,enlighten, inform and capacity build Kajiado County community through participation in live radio programs and public participation forums [barazas].

Bus Radio Media as a Community Based Organization has been very vibrant and active in Kajiado County and has been collecting data and broadcasting News, developments, projects and initiatives to capacity build the community of Kajiado County to take responsibilities of the current activities in terms of growth through community radio.

Background Statement

The population of Kajiado County in the last census [2009] shows that 689,560 people reside in the County. Amongst the population 54% are Maa speaking community, better known to us the Maasai and 46% being the rest of 41 tribes.

Communication and information dissemination has been a major challenge especially in public participation forums, due to factors such as mother tongues applied to express issues and education illiteracy. The raging issues at hand that Bus Radio intends to expose include the illiteracy level of the communities in the remote areas, hindrances to women’s progress including being sidelined in the political stage, girls struggling to acquire education.

Vices such as Female genital mutilation [FGM] being practiced in remote areas since time immemorial as a way of conserving rituals, traditions and culture, among multiple injustices that have been exercised in major parts of Kajiado County, example being the land policy and insecurity.

High level of computer illiteracy and access to online services is very difficult to people in the remote areas. Analog systems are still applied in different institutions in the rural or remote areas of Kajiado County.

Lack of proper road network to enable smooth flow of food transportation and access to health services due to terrains in our County of Kajiado.

Bus Radio Media seeks to:

  • Create partnerships with Local Companies, Firms, Co-Operates, County Government, local NGOs, CSOs, CBOs, Administration, youth and women groups to ensure proper flow of communication and dissemination of information.
  • Invite interested non-political parties to come on board to enable the radio station air programs attached to priorities and agendas from the community of Kajiado County.
  • Get into Memorandum Of Agreements with interested stakeholders to enable development and sustainabilityof the On Air local programs
  • Identify organizations that have community interest to sponsors programs and local contents to be aired.Programs to be sponsored independently to enable listeners content of their choice

Prospective partners/donors can get in touch with Youth County Projects Kenya via email youthprojectskenya@gmail.com to be furnished with the detailed proposal and budget as well as certificates from Bus Radio Media services.

Thank you for supporting the Maasai’s and enabling them receive information through this valuable service-Community Radio Station.

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BMCE-Bank of Africa-African Entrepreneurship Award 2016

The African Entrepreneurship Award is a business competition inviting young African entrepreneurs to submit their entrepreneurial ideas in three categories, Environment,Education and Uncharted.Uncharted means an idea that has not been explored in your community.

Submissions are invited from for-profit businesses managed by Africans who are at least 18 years old. Proposals should include a technological component such as digital, machinery, computers, ICT, automated processes, field-related technologies, and others. The competition winners will share US$1 million.

The closing date (Round 1) is 06 May 2015.

To apply click on the link below:
https://africanentrepreneurshipaward.com/

 

African Union Commission — Pan African University Scholarships for Postgraduate Education 2016-2017

The Pan African University (PAU) seeks to develop institutions of excellence in science, technology, innovation, social sciences, and governance in Africa. The African Union offers the Pan African University Scholarship for masters and PhD degree programs at four PAU Institutes (in Algeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Nigeria).

Subject areas for the postgraduate educational programs include agriculture, water resources, arid lands management, energy, environmental management, and many others — varying among the PAU Institutes. The scholarships program is open to applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora.

The deadline for applications (English, French) is 20 March 2016.

To apply click on the link below:
http://www.au.int/en/announcements/19703/pan-african-university-call-applications-20162017-academic-year

Google AdCamp EMEA 2016 ( All Expense paid camp at Google Ireland or Google Poland)

Date: AdCamp EMEA 2016 will take place from the 13 – 15 of July 2016
Location: Google’s European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland or Google Poland, Wroclaw (participants will be allocated at Google’s discretion)

Google AdCamp offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry.

Online advertising is at the core of Google’s business and Google is thrilled to share the magic of our platforms with university students through Google AdCamp. AdCamp offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry.
Eligibility Requirements:

To apply, students must:

Be a current student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
Be a current student in a country in Europe, Middle-East or Africa
Be Graduating in 20017 or 2018. Students graduating in November – Decmber 2016 are eligible
Demonstrate experience or internships in sales, customer support, account management, marketing or consulting
Demonstrate academic excellence
Be available to attend three days of the program,. (Depending on your location, you might need to travel to and from ireland on July 12 and 16th respectively)
Be fluent in English, as all Adcamp program activities will be conducted in in English

Students who have participated in a Google program (AdCamp, BOLD, Google Student Ambassador program) or Google internship in the past are not eligible to apply.

Benefits:

Up to 50 current university students will be selected to participate in an all-expense-paid AdCamp experience at one of Google’s offices.
Participants will get the opportunity to meet with Googlers and interns, compete in a case competition, participate in social activities and get an inside look into helping small and medium businesses thrive.

Application Deadline: 1st March 2016.To apply click on the link below:
http://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/google-adcamp-emea-2016-all-expense-paid-camp-at-google-ireland-or-google-poland/

 

UNESCO World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 ( 29 June -12 July 2016) Istanbul, Turkey (Fully Funded)

Courtesy of Opportunities for Africans

As part of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the Istanbul Site Management Directorate are organizing the World Heritage Youth Forum 2016: “At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage” from 29 June to 12 July 2016.

Young representatives, aged from 22 to 28, from 35 countries, will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, contribute to the discussions and immerse themselves in topics within the scope of multi-layered heritage.

Benefits::
The organizers will make all of the flight arrangements and cover the travel costs (economy class) as well as accommodation during the stay in Turkey (including visa fees, where applicable) for all participants.

Requirements

Young people from all over the world, aged between 22 and 28 years old, who are interested in heritage will be provided the opportunity to exchange ideas, broaden their outlook and contribute to the discussions and immerse themselves in topics such as urban life and its culture, natural landscape, importance and protection of constructions and the silhouette of the city within the scope of multi-layered heritage.

Motivated, active and driven individuals interested to implement the outcomes of the Forum in their respective countries

CONDITIONS

The attendance during the full length of the event (arrival 29 June, departure 12 July 2016) is mandatory.
Young representatives should be committed to invest time to prepare and follow up the Forum.
Each representative is invited to make a 5-minute presentation on a (multi-layered) World Heritage Site in the participants’ countries.
In case of participant’s attendance, beyond 11 July 2016, to the World Heritage Committee Session, all the related costs should be covered by the concerned Member

Application Deadline: March 9th 2016.To apply click on the link below:
http://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/world-heritage-youth-forum-2016-29-june-12-july-2016-istanbul-turkey-fully-funded/

Apply to the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program (JJ/WBGSP)

The Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program finances graduate and post-graduate studies for nationals of developing countries. Scholars pursue graduate studies internationally in one of the program’s partner or preferred university graduate programs.

The preferred masters programs include several with specializations in agriculture, natural resources management, water resources, forestry, earth sciences, environmental innovation, and others. Interested individuals apply directly to one or more of the preferred university programs, which in turn provide lists of eligible candidates to the World Bank’s scholarship program for consideration. In the case of partner universities, applicants apply directly to the universities and to the scholarship Secretariat.

The application deadline is 10 March 2016.

Click on the link below to apply:
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/EXTWBISFP/EXTJJWBGSP/0,,contentMDK:20285740~menuPK:556575~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:551644,00.html

PROFILE BRIEF OF YOUTH COUNTY PROJECTS KENYA

Youth County Projects Kenya was established by Violet Mbiti to avail information on youth projects and opportunities as well as carry out research intended to inform on economic, social and political issues affecting the youth. Youth County Projects Kenya utilizes the power of the social media and shares information through Twitter,Facebook,LinkedIn and other forms of social media.

Our solutions bridge the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects and opportunities being implemented by The National Government, County Governments, Donor Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector and youth aged 18-35 in the 47 counties in Kenya.

The day-to-day running of the organization is vested in the Managing Director who is supported by a dedicated and skilled team that oversees its operations at the counties.We achieve this by stimulating solutions for and by the bottom of the pyramid in order to tackle poverty while enhancing inclusive economic, political and social growth towards Vision 2030.

Our daily challenges are acquiring the most up-to-date knowledge on youth projects and opportunities from the 47 counties in Kenya and utilizing this knowledge to maximize the value added services to our clients.

Persistently working toward continuous improvement, and stretching our potential, we ensure we identify our clients specific requirements and cater to addressing them in the most effective and efficient manner. We believe that this represents our main competitive edge, and as such we strive to constantly upgrade and fine-tune these approaches to remain in line with local, regional and international business environments.

Our Services

Youth County Projects Kenya operates within three main divisions:

  1. Advertising platform on youth projects and opportunities

We focus on developing top quality services for our clients who work closely with youth via our digital platform which utilizes the power of the social media to reach the target market.Under the most competitive price available, we aim to deliver world class standards with unbeatable levels of service to improve service delivery, as well as generate new sources of revenue for our customers.

2. Project Consulting

We have the necessary knowledge and the right people to cover every stage of the project.

3. Research and Innovation Consulting

Youth County Projects Kenya in partnership with Altan Consulting engages in evidence-based programming in order to address youth’s most pressing needs and demonstrate impact in a measurable way.

All divisions serve a wide range of local clients in the counties and are recognized as market leaders.

Like our Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya

Like our Twitter Page: @youthprojects

Do you have a question? Send it to: youthprojectskenya@gmail.com

Website: http://www.youthcountyprojectskenya.wordpress.com

FROM EMPLOYMENT TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP.ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT IN NAIROBI COUNTY

Research has shown that those in employment want to engage in entrepreneurship in the near future.The challenge is that despite the inner desire to set up a business,many people keep procrastinating and some never gather the courage to plunge in.

Attend this workshop organized in Nairobi County by The Kenya Institute of Management to learn more.

Date:Thursday February 25th,2016
Time:4.30 pm-7.30 pmVenue:Nairobi Safari Club,Lilian Towers
Charges:Member Free(Membership Card)
Non Members Ksh 1000/-

Speakers:George Wachiuri:CEO, Optiven Limited and Optiven Foundation
Eric Kimani,Founder,Palmhouse Diaries Limited and Palmhouse Foundation

We have been featured by an online youth magazine YOUTH EDITION ‪#‎YOUTH‬ 254 .Check it out

By Kelvin Keya founder of Youth Edition

Violet Mbiti represented Kenya at the summit as the Founder of Youth County Projects Kenya which bridges the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects and opportunities being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya by stakeholders working with the youth. Youth County Projects Kenya operates within three main divisions namely Advertising platform on youth projects and opportunities; Project Consulting; Research and Innovation Consulting.

The Inter Generational Dialogue was held to create space for dialogue that is necessary to develop trans formative strategies and perspectives on maximizing the development potentials of youth. This was held under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in Africa towards the realization of Sustainable Development Goals and AU Agenda 2063”.

The dialogue was held by engaging Heads of States and Governments, continental and global leaders of key institutions with key youth constituencies including university students, National Youth Councils, social justice actors, African diaspora and media among others.
At the summit the participants explored a variety of sub-themes namely economic empowerment,health,education,governance,peace and security.

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Violet Mbiti

Unemployment was tackled from different dimensions namely education to apprenticeships and internships; from job-search counseling to first-time jobs….

Click on the link below to read more
http://youthedition.co.ke/african-union-commission-intergenerational-dialogue-held-on-the-sidelines-of-26th-heads-of-state-and-governments-summit-held-in-addis-abbaba-ethiopia-on-27th-and-28th-january-2016/

MTN/Jumia Entrepreneurship Pan-African Challenge 2016 for Entrepreneurs ($75,000 Prize & Fully Funded trip to Cape Town, South Africa )

This information has been made possible courtesy of Opportunities for Africans

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a business idea? Apply to the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge by Jumia, a competition giving teams the opportunity to win over $75,000 in prizes, including investment, cash, and in-kind awards.
Teams will also have the opportunity to meet and network with early stage investors, experienced business professionals and successful entrepreneurs who will serve as judges for the competition.


The MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia was born out of the desire to contribute to building a stronger and more sustainable business environment in Africa and to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of Africa.

Eligibility Requirements:
Teams may be comprised of 2 or 3 individuals with at least one member currently enrolled at in an African university or a recent graduate (Academic year 2014 – 2015 or 2015 – 2016) of an African university.
Prize:
There will be cash prizes for the 3 finalist teams, as well as a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to present at the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia Festival in May 2016.
The winners will be announced at the festival with the top team being awarded the opportunity for incubation at the premises of either MTN Solution Space in Cape Town, or at one of 9 Jumia offices across the continent.

MTN Solution Space:
Winners will receive incubation from the MTN Solution Space for 3 months with access to resources, networks and facilities. This includes the option to extend for an additional 9 months based on key milestones agreed.

Jumia:
Opportunity to work from one of Jumia’s offices across Africa in the following cities: Cairo, Egypt; Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; Casablanca, Morocco; Lagos, Nigeria; Dakar, Senegal, Kigali, Rwanda and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

GetSmarter
GetSmarter, South Africa’s top online learning institution, will be awarding the top 20 students a UCT or UCT GSB online short course.

Facebook:
Benefit from the Facebook Start Program and receive up to $15,000 worth of tools and services needed to build your mobile application.

Application Deadline:March 27th

To apply click on this link:http://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/mtnjumia-entrepreneurship-pan-african-challenge-2016-for-entrepreneurs-75000-prize-fully-funded-trip-to-cape-town-south-africa/

 

 

How youth can be a force for good

By Mike Ngwala
Published by Standard Digital News on February 18th 2016

The announcement of the disbursement of a whopping Sh21.6 billion to vulnerable groups across the country is a pointer that unemployment remains a big challenge in our society today.

Public Service, Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki’s announcement indicates that with a proper awareness campaign, the funds disbursed so far can easily be doubled. But then, how does Government ensure that there is a constant flow of money for groups such as the Uwezo Fund, Youth Enterprise Fund and Women’s Enterprise Fund?
Of the Sh21.6 billion, the lion’s share, Sh10.1 billion went to the youth followed by women at Sh7.45 billion and Uwezo Fund got Sh4.5 billion. The disbursements have so far benefited 351,000 youth and women’s groups. Cumulatively, this covers more than nine million families. In other words, the Government has impacted tens of millions of Kenyans from all walks of life and political persuasions right across the nation.
These funds established by the Government several years ago, have not only made capital accessible to women and youth owned enterprises, but also extended free business training. Over the years, practical experience must have informed the Government that providing access to credit and financing, though critical, is not sufficient in spurring entrepreneurial development. The missing link has been the provision of access to markets and opportunities for trade. And therein lies the rub.
Kenya’s biggest demographic is its youth bulge (ages 15 to 24), the largest in its history, and the second biggest is women. No administration in Kenya can sit back and say it has successfully discharged its mandate if it does not address the needs, wants, aspirations and hopes of the youth and women who number nearly 30 million. With a predominantly youthful population of around 72 per cent under 35 years, any development programme cannot succeed unless it caters for the youth. What this means is that there is no linear path to enterprise development.
Research and profiling as well as active engagement with intended target groups are all critical to enterprise promotion policies and programmes. All these disbursements and initiatives across the country are addressing the needs of young Kenyans in such areas as lack of skills, particularly the mismatch between the skills acquired in colleges and those required by the labour market. Resolving this disconnect would go a long way toward tackling rising unemployment. Research shows that when the nation addresses various challenges and expands business opportunities for women and youth owned enterprises, it reduces the likelihood of household poverty. An overriding vision for the youth and women forms the the pillar of the ruling Jubilee coalition 2013 Manifesto.
It has been argued that resources in women’s hands have a range of positive outcomes for human capital and capabilities within a household. Research findings also suggest a strong rationale for ensuring women’s participation in growth.
And that access to economic resources by women often improves distributional dynamics within the household. It is therefore gratifying that as a major pillar in its development strategy, the Government has adopted enterprise development as a policy agenda for job creation. The creation of productive, decent and sustainable livelihoods for young people and our women has become a key objective for both the public and private sectors.
As the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender, engagement with the youth nationwide should continue to address a multiplicity of issues, from development and work programmes to motivational workshops, empowerment and employment programmes. Apart from the Fund and as a further support for programmes to assist disadvantaged groups, the Government’s partnership with the private sector, especially banks and other financial institutions to provide loans and local purchase order (LPO) funding, is a noble idea. However, the CS should stand her ground to ensure that banks adhere to the terms of youth empowerment. From the path it has taken so far, this ministry is empowering the youth to transform both themselves and the nation and in the process grow into responsible and productive citizens.
The biggest mandate for any Government is to make it possible for people to start and do business without hindrance. An enabling environment for business also addresses distributional inefficiencies brought about by market failure. The ministry’s strategies for working with the youth and transforming Kenya’s biggest demographic into a dividend, not a disaster, involves connecting youth to opportunities and entrepreneurship that also serve communities.

Youth County Projects Kenya is Recruiting

Youth County Projects seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties by the National Government, County Governments, Donors, Civil Society Organizations,Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs),Community Based Organizations, Private Sector and Individuals.Youth County Projects Kenya utilizes the power of social media.

Youth County Projects Kenya is looking for 47 talented volunteers to oversee its operations in each of the counties. Allowances will be given subject to funding.

Roles and Responsibilities:
1. To highlight youth projects being implemented by youth and stakeholders working with youth
2. To be the liaison for Youth County Projects Kenya at the respective county
3. To represent Youth County Projects Kenya in meetings organized by the National Government at the counties, County Governments, NGOs, CBOs, Private Sector and other stakeholders working with the youth.

Eligibility:
• Be a resident of the county
• Ability to speak English, Swahili and the local language
• Aged 18-35 years
• Be conversant on how a project is run. Candidates with basic knowledge of project management have an added advantage
• Possess good writing and speaking skills
• Knowledge on how to use Facebook,Twitter and other social media.

State which county you would like to represent.Kindly send your CV and application letter stating why you are the right candidate  via email to:

youthprojectskenya@gmail.com

Application Deadline is 26th February 2016

Apply to attend the 7th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 in Silicon Valley,California

Deadline:February 15th 2016

To apply as an entrepreneur click on the link below:
http://www.ges2016.org/apply

16 Organizations That Will Give You Money To Start And Grow A Business In Africa

The list of following organization will help fund any startup in Africa

Acumen is a charity organisation incorporated in 2001 with seed capital from
the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual
philanthropists. The Acumen Fund invests in entrepreneurs who have the
capability to bring sustainable solutions to big problems.

To read more click on the link below:
http://thepycam.com/2015/12/26/20-organizations-that-will-give-you-money-to-start-and-grow-a-business-in-africa/

Survey on Unemployment and Underemployment Situation facing Kenyan Youth

Altan Consulting in partnership with Youth County Projects Kenya wants to engage youth as they gather and analyze data on the unemployment and underemployment situation facing Kenyan youth.

Altan Consulting deals specifically with youth economic  and financial policy consulting.Youth County Projects Kenya avails information on projects and opportunities for the youth in all the 47 counties in Kenya.

The unemployment problem is global and presents a particularly difficult labor market experience for youth. In Kenya especially, unemployment and underemployment continue to be major obstacles to the full utilization of human resources despite relatively strong growth in the region over the last decade. Creation of jobs for the youth is particularly a major focus of development policy.

Following the historical step in 2015 – the Sustainable Development Goals summit in September –Altan Consulting and Youth County Projects Kenya are eager to ensure that they add unique value to the youth economic situation, supporting but not duplicating the efforts of others.

Click on the link below to fill the following short survey—which should take you no more than five or ten minutes to complete—your input would be hugely appreciated!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WQ2HMCD

 

 

Photo with her Excellency Dlamini Zuma at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababba,Ethiopia

Amina Ahmed, “Violet Mbiti i spot you an arms length from Her excellency Dlamini Zuma Congratulations Vio. & to think you started Youth Projects Kenya in November on the sidelines of PLGP Yes we can !”

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Build your career skills and get exciting giveaways, register for Skills2Grow.

You are invited  for a one day masterclass to develop your career skills. You get to participate in their interactive skills workshops, and listen to insightful stories of entrepreneurs and corporates. It is a chance to grow your network of pro-active and bright people, discuss your challenges and successes in career choice, and map opportunities for growth in Kenya and beyond!

Skills to Grow
When: Saturday 13th February 2016, 9:30am-5pm
Where: iHub, Ngong road
Price: KSH 500  (This includes lunch and giveaways!) 

You can register by clicking on the link below
http://www.yusudi.co/events.html

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Supplementary offers if you attend:

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Innovators and Change-Makers

IGNITE Program aims to cultivate the next generation of innovators and change-makers by equipping young people with the core discovery skills that drive innovation. Ignite nurtures and enhances the creative talents of young people by developing their questioning, observing, experimenting, networking, and critical thinking skills.

The program is designed for 10 – 12 year old children and runs on Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. beginning Feb. 13 until Mar. 19 (6 weeks).
Click on the link below to find the brochure relating to the program as well as the Application Form and Terms and Conditions.

Brochure
Terms and Condition
Application Form

The cost of the program
is Ksh. 18,000.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 6.

Interested parents can contact us at:

Phone: 0719 889 540

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2016 WITH SIMBA-SAFE KENYA

By Simba-Safe Kenya

Happy New Month! Simba-Safe Kenya starts February 2016 focusing on the Safer Internet Day taking place on 9 February. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. Are you playing your part for a better internet?

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The Safer Internet Day campaign keeps on growing year on year, with social media playing a more significant role than ever. For example, on Safer Internet Day 2015, 60 million people were reached with the hashtag #SID2015.

We aim to reach a higher number still using the official hashtag #SID2016 and by involving the social media community in a Twitter challenge to spread the word about the event.

The Twitter challenge encourages use of two secondary hashtags: #Iplaymypart and #playyourpart

How does the Twitter challenge work?

Share a tweet with the Safer Internet Day community detailing what you are planning to do to help create a better internet… and then ask your friends to do the same!

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From cyber bullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day (“SID”) aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues through events and activities and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. For SID 2016, the focus of the day (Tuesday 9 February 2016) is “Play your part for a better internet”, reflecting the fact that we all have a role to play.

The online safety landscape has evolved over recent years from a focus on creating a ‘safer’ internet to creating a ‘better’ internet. Whether we are children and young people, parents and carers, educators or social care workers, or indeed industry, decision makers or politicians, we all have a role to play.
In championing a better internet, the theme aims to encourage people to play their part in making the most of the positive opportunities offered online, while giving them the resilience, skills, knowledge and support they need to navigate any online risks they may come across.

Educators and social care workers can help to create a better internet by equipping children and young people with the digital literacy skills they require for today’s world, and giving them opportunities to use – and create – positive content online. They can help to respond to the negative by supporting young people if they encounter problems online, and by giving them the resilience, confidence and skills that young people need to navigate the internet safely.

We want to ensure children grow up on a safer and better online environment. We hope you join us ONLINE to celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 9 February – for a better internet for all, especially children and young people!

Click on this link to register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safer-internet-day-2016-with-simba-safe-kenya-tickets-21202739966

ABOUT SIMBA-SAFE KENYA

Simba-Safe Kenya is a Personal Safety Education Programme (PSE) for children in Kenya.

The Simba-Safe Program deals with common situations which most children will experience at some stage; for example getting lost, knowing adults who can help, knowing their parents’ details or being approached by strangers and online safety.

Simba-Safe also teaches children the safety skills necessary to protect themselves from physical or sexual abuse while encouraging them to tell a trusted adult about any problems they may have.