Menstruation a Hindrance to Girls Education in Kenya

Despite the onset of menstruation being an important milestone in the transition from childhood to adulthood, it is often viewed as a major concern.

In Kenya for example, millions of girls who have reached puberty are highly dis-empowered due to lack of access to sanitary wear. Many adolescent girls from disadvantaged families cannot afford to buy sanitary towels, and opt to using insanitary methods.

Girls who cannot afford sanitary pads resort to crude and unhygienic methods, including using old pieces of mattresses, old cloth, or inserting cotton wool into their uterus to try to block the flow. In Kenya’s sprawling urban slums, girls collect used pads from garbage dumps, and wash them for their own use, resulting in serious health complications.

Millions of girls in Kenya are at risk of dropping out of school at the onset of menstruation. According to a study by the Ministry of Education, Kenyan adolescent girls miss approximately 3.5 million learning days per month during their menstrual cycle. This hinders their ability to compete in the classroom, leads to low self-esteem, higher drop-out rates and, in some regions, makes them vulnerable to early marriage. Along with the lost learning days, girls lose self-confidence, and the opportunity of achieving their potential diminishes further each month.

Limited access to safe, affordable, convenient and hygienic methods for managing menstruation has far-reaching implications for the rights and physical, social and mental well being of adolescent girls. It not only undermines sexual and reproductive health and well being but has been shown to restrict girls’ access to education when they miss school due to lack of proper ways of managing their menstruation. This has an impact on their performance and could ultimately lead to some dropping out of school.

Presently, women comprise the majority of illiterate adult Kenyans at 58 per cent. Appreciably, this is as a result of their inability to complete school for many of the reasons associated with sexual and reproductive health.

The second and third Millennium Development Goals (MDG2&3), “achieve universal primary education”, and “promote gender equality and empowerment,” are not only key development goal in their own right, but also an important means to achieving all MDGs. It is imperative that Kenya speeds up her efforts and take additional action to ensure that the millions of girls affected by the lack of education benefit from the basic promises of the MDGs. Action needs to be taken to address the underlying causes that restrict women’s economic opportunities.…

5 Mistakes That One Has To Avoid In The Career

In this article I would like to describe some mistakes that most of the people are doing while changing their domains to get a few more bucks.

Do not make these 5 mistakes in your career.

1.Don't go for the job in another unknown domain:
Leaping into another field is the worst thing that you are going to do. Be sure that you're not escaping to a field that makes you fit just as poorly as you last.

2.Don't stick to possibilities that you already know:
Stretch your perception which might works for you. Search for some job profiles and explore professional fields you learn about self-assessment exercises.

3.Be careful while using placement agencies:
If you decide to go with any placement agencies make some research work and know about the agency wherever they are showing good jobs in the field where you are planning to shift and security for your data. Consult the people who are working in the field that you are trying to get into. consult the firm which works good in placing the career variables.

4.Don't consult professional counselers expecting that they can tell you which field fits for you:
Career counselors are facilitators who are ferret your dreams and talents. You have to do some research work and decide what you really want to do. Anyone who promises to tell you what to do is dangerous.

5.Don't expect to change overnight:
Changing the field is one of the most Invigorating thing that people usually do. A thorough career change takes time period of six months to year or often more. …

Career as a Motor Home Delivery Person

Did you know if you love to travel or want a job driving for a living that you can make money delivering motorhomes? It is true. And it makes sense for those who love to drive but do not want to deal with people like they would if they were driving a bus, taxi cab, limousine or coach. Of course you could get a job as a truck driver too, but delivering motorhomes is nice because they are usually new or very nice.

How much do they pay you? Well often if you drive one across country you can make $ 2500 or so and they pay for the gas and pay you 40% up front so you can buy fuel have some cash and then get paid the rest when you drop it off. And best of all many people get to drive some very nice vehicles and they give you money for a return airline ticket.

Of course most pocket this money and find a motorhome to drive back the other way and get paid going both ways. So they can make $ 5,000 per two weeks driving each way. And still have plenty of time once they get back to enjoy their own home until they need some more money. What kinds of people take these jobs? Well people with good driving records who are not afraid to travel and enjoy the open road of course. Consider this in 2006. …