Kenya

Amani K

Joined Jan 2009
  • Advanced Digital Changemaker
  • Voices of Our Future 2011
Following: 61Followers: 76

Enhance the Lives of Women With Special Needs With Me

What I'm Leading

Women living with special needs (retarded, epileptic) are largely neglected in Kenya. Most are abandoned when their mother finds out the child is retarded. When they grow up, family and outsiders take advantage of them either as servants or sex objects. They often have children from different men, most who rape them. The women in my Campaign represent the plight of thousands around Kenya. These 'Forgotten Ones' are human beings just like you and I. Join me in creating an initiative that offers safety, support, and shelter for them and love and education for their children.

Who I'm Impacting

Women with special needs in Kenya.

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About Me

My name is Dr. Karambu Ringera. I like to be called "Dr. K". I value education, entrepreneurship (enterprise) and self empowerment (the 3 Es) especially for women, youth and children. I work with International Peace Initiatives (www.ipeacei.org), a charitable organization that works around the world in general and specifically in Kenya to support work by grassroots women to mitigate effects of violence, poverty and disease among communities. I believe in approaches that measure peace, development and progress in terms of the 'quality of life' people live. Hence peace, wealth, and health for the communities I work with is the measure of the success of our work on the ground.

I believe in working in partnership with others - hence my motto: Inspiring Action for Peace. Everyone of us has what it takes to create peace for ourselves and others around us. My goal is to inspire others to reach down inside themselves to find the place where 'Peace' resides in all of us - and once found, to stretch out and share it with others. Together we create ripples of peace, for healing and transforming our world. Inspiring Action for Peace Peacebuilding, Intercultural communication, Communication for Social Change, Community mobilizing for Social Change

My Vision

A world where women and children are respected and protected.

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Amani K commented on KENYA: The Day I Was Cut Apr 08 Amani K commented on We Did It…We Made Bar Soap! Mar 16 Amani K loved We Did It…We Made Bar Soap! Mar 16 Amani K loved How to Get Involved Mar 16 Amani K loved How To Get Involved Mar 16 Amani K commented on How To Get Involved Mar 16 Amani K commented on How to Get Involved Mar 16 Amani K commented on Enhance the Lives of Women with Special Needs through Economic Empoweredness With Me Feb 28 Amani K commented on I am one of the honored heroines showcased for my work in the Digital Field in Cameroon. Feb 23 Amani K loved Know your power!! Mar 29, 2014 Amani K commented on I Will Go Where You Will Never Find Me… May 30, 2011 Amani K commented on Zimbabwe: Rebuilding the house of stone Apr 05, 2011 Amani K commented on Know your power!! Mar 26, 2011 Amani K commented on You Remind Me: A Love Poem to My African Systahs Feb 10, 2011 Amani K commented on I Am Enough Feb 07, 2011 Amani K loved I Am Enough Feb 05, 2011 Amani K commented on IN FRONT OF THE CRISIS LINE Jan 26, 2011 Amani K commented on Healing Ourselves... a journey of recovery. Jan 25, 2011 Amani K commented on Living on the Edge? Never Give Up!! Jan 05, 2011 Amani K commented on A Voice from the Underground! A Women's Movement Within... Jan 01, 2011 Amani K commented on Going Upstream: Curbing the Orphans’ Pandemic Nov 02, 2010 Amani K commented on Shifting Mind Sets Oct 19, 2010 Amani K commented on Giving a fellow woman a helping hand Oct 12, 2010 Amani K commented on Week 4 Assignment Due October 12th (tomorrow!) Oct 11, 2010 Amani K commented on You Don’t Have to Die Alone Oct 05, 2010