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  1. To be honest, formal education in Kenya is a scam. For starters, we have industries like Journalism and Media where despite having so many people graduating; the same same media personalities have been occupying the jobs for years hence leaving university leavers jobless. This is a reality in so manRead more

    To be honest, formal education in Kenya is a scam.

    For starters, we have industries like Journalism and Media where despite having so many people graduating; the same same media personalities have been occupying the jobs for years hence leaving university leavers jobless. This is a reality in so many industries be it manufacturing, fashion and design, agriculture, IT and even finance. It is even worse in government offices where there are overqualified people who will not retire from their positions. This is caused by greed and corruption which is the crimson color in most Kenyan’s blood.

    Secondly, the Kenyan curriculum seems to raise a generation of employees and very few entrepreneurs. The system does not encourage innovation at all. Yet, there is an increase of StartUps and funding opportunities which most times only people in the Upper Middle Class who got a different kind of education are able to access these platforms.

    Thirdly, we have too much theory in our curriculum. That is why even solutions in the government are lacking because we have no practicality in our education. People travel and imagine solutions in Dubai can work here. The way the coursework is structured, there is more textbook theory than any sort of work.

    Last but not least, the curriculum does not teach people to be independent thinkers. I have been in the job market long enough to know that you need so much more knowledge before getting any job. You need to think out of the box. You need to question a few things. You need to go through the path that no one knows about. How will this happen if we are all studying to be doctors and pilots?

    If you change Kenya’s curriculum totally, you will have changed the whole country.

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  2. What Kenya needs right now is love. Love. Love. Love. Before you say I’m crazy, let me explain. We are seeing leading companies give the government money to allegedly help people during this pandemic. The leaders of these companies have the influence to help people directly but they do not want. TheRead more

    What Kenya needs right now is love. Love. Love. Love. Before you say I’m crazy, let me explain.

    We are seeing leading companies give the government money to allegedly help people during this pandemic. The leaders of these companies have the influence to help people directly but they do not want. The reason for this is because Kenyans never demand accountability. WHY? Because we are ALWAYS divided. Even if a woman is defiled today God forbid, you will still see people defend the perpetrator. We are always on one of either two sides even online. We have not learnt how to love. We have no unity. We do not speak the same language. We do not feel empathy. We in clusters day in day out.

    Imagine if we had more love. Imagine if we all saw a problem with our leaders. Imagine if we all asked for accountability. Imagine if we all boycotted taxes until those whose houses have been demolished are sorted out. That is the solution right there.

    The road to the solution may be hard but what is not?

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  3. My answer is YES. I believe in Kenya. I believe in feminism as a movement that will one day become part of our National Heritage. I believe in more girls being able to access education. I believe that one day we will create solutions for sanitary towels. I believe one day (probably even 2030), thingRead more

    My answer is YES.

    I believe in Kenya. I believe in feminism as a movement that will one day become part of our National Heritage. I believe in more girls being able to access education. I believe that one day we will create solutions for sanitary towels. I believe one day (probably even 2030), things like FGM will be in the past. I believe that our Judicial System will be fair enough to prosecute the monsters who defile and abuse our women. I believe rape will stop being a normal thing. I believe women will stop being defined by their families but by who they are as a person. I believe we can vote in solidarity and elect a woman who will take us to the next level.

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  4. The most depressing fact is that we are mortals. Eventually, we will all die and no matter how we do, one day we shall be forgotten. Even some of the greatest icons in history are slowly being replaced by modern icons who connect more with the current generation. If we are mortals, then nothing mattRead more

    The most depressing fact is that we are mortals. Eventually, we will all die and no matter how we do, one day we shall be forgotten. Even some of the greatest icons in history are slowly being replaced by modern icons who connect more with the current generation. If we are mortals, then nothing matters. Nothing. Not our accolades. Not our families. Not our wealth. It will all come to pass anyway. We are not even sure about life after death. That stinks. That hurts. That makes someone wonder why they wake up every single day for vanity.

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  5. Blogging is a very big world in my world. I used to run a blog on blogspot at the beginning of my career. After interacting with a few pioneers in my field, I discovered blogging is not just writing on that website. Some people blog on Facebook while others do it on Quora.com Some people even blog oRead more

    Blogging is a very big world in my world. I used to run a blog on blogspot at the beginning of my career. After interacting with a few pioneers in my field, I discovered blogging is not just writing on that website. Some people blog on Facebook while others do it on Quora.com Some people even blog on various WhatsApp groups while others express themselves in videos and that becomes a vlog. There is no limit in distribution channels when it comes to content. Thing is, content will always be consumed. Whether expensive or not. That is why we have so many chatrooms on various topics and many people build their careers on these chatrooms.

    I think the question of whether someone should blog or not is a valid one. There is a lot of information out here. Some will tell you it is too much. What I can say is that there seems to be certain parameters that have no information about. AT ALL. If people can fill these gaps then I think blogging can even be one of the pillars of the next Academic corridors.

    The world is changing and humanity needs fast solutions. That is why blogs will be popular for a long time because the consumption time is sometimes almost negligible while offering sustainable solutions to our daily problems.

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  6. I think there are two ways to answer that question. The first way would be to question if blogs are actually part of African culture or they are just one avenue of expression in a few circles. For us to know that, we would need to do full fledged statistics and actually find out how many people consRead more

    I think there are two ways to answer that question.

    The first way would be to question if blogs are actually part of African culture or they are just one avenue of expression in a few circles. For us to know that, we would need to do full fledged statistics and actually find out how many people consume what blogs have to offer.

    On the other hand though, I believe in ideas. Ideas have disrupted and even revolutionized the world for millennia. A small initiative, a small word, a photo a piece of music, an ethos, a philosophy and even a blog can change the way an entire group of people think and feel. Now, with social media, information is massive and people are consuming it on the go. Look st how big YouTube has become and you can see where the competitors are heading.

    That’s why I’m for people speaking in one voice and seeing where that will take us.

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  7. I would like to know how people with Dissociative Personality Disorder are adapting to the pandemic. I would also like to know if such crises are more likely to create more cases of the Dissociative Mental Disorder cases or it is just personal crisis.

    I would like to know how people with Dissociative Personality Disorder are adapting to the pandemic. I would also like to know if such crises are more likely to create more cases of the Dissociative Mental Disorder cases or it is just personal crisis.

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  8. James Gikonyo
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    This is a very good question. I personally think it depends on your approach. Business is about both the target market and the target audience. For these, you have to do research and you will find out that most people who need therapy services are in grassroots. The reason for this is that the UpperRead more

    This is a very good question. I personally think it depends on your approach. Business is about both the target market and the target audience. For these, you have to do research and you will find out that most people who need therapy services are in grassroots. The reason for this is that the Upper Middle Class have access to so many tools in their circles that can help them with mental health problems including apps, mental health events, mental health forums and even mental health hotlines. This sort of protects the “ego” of the victims as sometimes most of them are celebrities and politicians.
    However, when you come back to grassroots; there is nothing. Many people are not even aware there is mental health. You will find that disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar are even blamed on witchcraft in many regions because of lack of awareness. There are so many churches that encourage just prayer for conditions like depression and anxiety. This means that the level of awareness about mental health to those who really need it is very low.
    This would mean you’d have to invest in a lot of awareness first for it to be profitable. To get clients, you’d probably also have to charge low therapy fee since many of these people cannot even afford medication like antidepressants.
    In conclusion, I think it is not a sustainable business to anyone looking to make a living from it unless you consider institution therapy which in Kenya is now mushrooming. Companies and private schools are paying lots of money to have a psychiatrist or psychologist in their midst.
    I hope this helps.

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  9. This is an interesting question which I think I would look at in two ways. To start with, Africans are used to suffering. We are almost immune to it. We are used to ethnic clashes, civil wars, famine, corruption and graft, rape, extra judicial killings and natural disasters. I was watching a documenRead more

    This is an interesting question which I think I would look at in two ways.

    To start with, Africans are used to suffering. We are almost immune to it. We are used to ethnic clashes, civil wars, famine, corruption and graft, rape, extra judicial killings and natural disasters. I was watching a documentary and apparently, when the government charges any form of tuition in Scandinavian countries, ALL the students match the streets. Free education is as human a right as right to life. In the 1950s, German women were sick of discrimination and one day they all boycotted their duties. The government responded by making it a law that every German company will have a board whose half members are women. You can imagine what a big impact this had on equal rights. In this regard, it doesn’t make much logical sense to kill oneself when we are so used to suffering. It is said that Africans are reptiles. If you survive in Africa, you can survive anywhere in the world.

    My next point of view would be religion. Religion while toxic has this aspect of hope which then makes as almost apathetic to suffering. It is said that whatever happens, God has a plan for us. This is one of the biggest reasons Africans just won’t kill themselves as much. They wait on God. They pray. They fellowship and read the Bible and Quran. These doctrines have so many examples of suffering which had redemption at the end. This is the redemption that majws Africans hold on. Otherwise, out there people are not as religious. With 4,200 religions in place, many people in the West would rather be agnostic or not belive in God at all. Hence, for them, whenever depression strikes, they go for the easy way out.

    In conclusion, I am yet to find accurate statistics on numbers in Africa as mostly its about approximation.

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