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How to protect yourself and your home from flooding

Recently, there has been heavy rain and flooding in East Africa. Among the countries most affected are Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. These countries are often subject to flooding during the rainy seasons, which are from November-January and from March-May.  The aim of this article is to help you to prevent

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DECIDING WHETHER TO USE HAIR RELAXER

Introduction There are many decisions which you can make in life; these include what you are going to say, what you are going to do, and where you are going to go. One choice that people of African heritage can also make is whether or not to use hair relaxer.

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Contraception in Kenya: In Their Hands

What is ‘In Their Hands’? ‘In Their Hands’ is a digital platform that can help young girls access contraception and therefore prevent their unwanted pregnancies. Contraception is a name for different methods of preventing pregnancy (you can read more here: https://rightforeducation.org/2018/04/methods-of-birth-control-3/ ). A woman may not want a baby at

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KINESTHETIC LEARNING: LEARNING BY MOVING

Learning is a never-ending process. At school and university, there is a lot of content to learn, and there might be tests to take. By understanding how we learn best, we can save a lot of time. Neil Fleming is a teacher in New Zealand. As the senior inspector for

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What is writing and why is it important?

Writing is a way of communicating, like speech. When we speak, we use sounds to communicate; when we write, we use visual symbols. The invention of writing was a great advancement for human societies. Written communication can last for thousands of years, and can be transported across the world. HISTORY

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What is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

Introduction Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is a behavioural disorder. It affects your ability to focus and to control your behaviour. 2.2% of people around the world have this condition, including 1 in 20 children and 1 million adults in South Africa. The condition affects

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The Importance of Sanitation

Access to safe water and waste disposal is a big problem in the world. Over 60% of the world’s population live without access to properly managed sanitation services, like toilets and clean drinking water. For example, Cape Town in South Africa was very close to running out of water. This

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How to follow a healthy diet at home

A healthy diet which involves a variety of different food groups is an important way of staying healthy. It can help you to feel and perform your best.  For people who have food intolerances, there are often alternative foods which would give you similar nutrients. For example, lactose intolerants could

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