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September 2021


Medicinal Plant Talks with a Herbalist at NMK

The Medicine Shield Garden at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) has become a popular destination during the pandemic as everyone is looking for ways to boost their immune systems and find ways to protect themselves from disease. Our resident herbalist, Martin Odhiambo, hosts discussions about medicinal plants every Thursday at the garden. These events have grown from one or two people to over thirty and the conversations have extended beyond the garden into the digital space. Join us to learn. Read more about this work here.


GlobalGiving Campaign to Support HIV+ Children

Reports have shown the effectiveness of creative psychosocial support programmes for the wellbeing of children. There are a number of organisations supporting children and children with HIV in urban Kenya.  However, few are designed around creative art and integrative health and wellbeing support. The S.H.I.N.E. Program is aimed at enhancing the health and wellbeing of children in lower-income areas of Nairobi who are living with HIV. As part of the relaunch of this important work, we are running a campaign on Global Giving to raise funds. Please help us meet our goal so we can bring this supportive program to more children.
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Uhuru Park gets a Makeover

Every mural we take on in the city centre is a learning and connecting experience. Doing two murals in Uhuru Park over one weekend was a lesson in patience and community building. With two crews of amazing local artists led by Patrick Mukabi and Gloria Muthoka, the teams painted a popular footpath (all the while dodging pedestrians along the way) and a public toilet (slowly making friends with the managers of the facilities). The community of artists we are part of came out to support the project, adding their personal touches to the murals. Check out the photos of the completed work here.  Can’t wait for the next round!


Men for the Advancement of SRHR

TICAH recognizes the crucial role men play in the advancement of women and girls’ sexual reproductive health and rights. In this spirit, TICAH partnered with several organizations in Kisumu for an awareness activity on menstrual hygiene. Our lead facilitator burst menstruation myths in bold conversations around the historically taboo topics. We shared educational materials and sanitary wear. 28 young women and girls were able to get menstruation products. #BongaNaAuntyJane (Talk to Aunty Jane Hotline) campaign. 

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