Posts tagged with "Rural"
For the majority who don't have a relative or a friend to put up with end up in the slums (informal settlements) as the pay is little and that's all they can afford.
Very few are lucky to get jobs relevant to thier academic qualifications or even rise up in the ranks with time to move up the social ladder and afford a decent life and housing.
Majority of these urban immaigrants end up in these settlements all thier lifes, get married and bring forth more families to the slums and for this reason slums are in the increase as does the unemployment.Crime
In my home village, there are no internet facilities other than a few computer services offering typesetting services only making it difficult for me to email, search information, network or update my blog despite being located very close to Nairobi and other towns. This forces me to travel some distances using public transport vehicles in order to access internet services resulting to very high costs.
This challenged me to figuring out how to have internet services close to the village as most people especially the young generation is keen on using internet services especially when it comes to social networking like facebook. For this reason I identified an investment opportunity in the provision of internet services and made the decision to be the solution by setting up a resource centre at Ngewa town the location where I've been training locals on sustainable farming principles and animal husbandry. This kind of investment can be referred to as a social enterprise.
The centre will have unlimited internet connection, starting with 3 computers and then add more as demand rises, use notice board & signboard for advertising, provide mobile phone money transfer services. There will be a full time employee at the centre thus creating employment opportunities for the locals too.
Here locals will access internet based services & other information at minimal costs possible as a way of giving back to the community.
To start the centre a minimum capital amount of Ksh 105,000 (US$1400) is needed for the purchase of 3 computers, a printer, furniture and a broadband internet connection.
With positive response upgrading of the systems will be done and also addition of more equipment and services.
I came across this illustration and what crossed my mind was that if one didn't know how to read, then it's visible that the dog can bite.
To my opinion this young boy is artistic & technical in his illustrations, simply he is talented.
If this talent is natured early he will be productive and lead a decent life also uplifting others.
What do you think or what can you do for this young boy?
The real defination of MAN:MadnessAdvanced inNew Age
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