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Kenyan teachers among the first groups to have Covid-19 Vaccine

Being said that the teachers and health workers will be among the first to be given the coronavirus vaccine, it has attracted mixed reaction from different people. Though voluntary, this haven’t changed other people’s thought on it causing more complications on ones health, such as mental health while some see it as the best way to prevent ourselves from the deadly virus.

I would love to get your view on this? What do you think? Let’s chat as you leave a comment. More insights, visit my blog

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Use ginger, garlic,tumeric and lemon to treat cold and flu

Ginger, garlic, tumeric and lemon are easily available in our markets. I didn’t know how these products were powerful until the time I used them.

We may have ignored their importance but they stand to offer great help to our bodies. I am one of those people who used to hate the garlic smell not to mention the tumeric taste.

Last week, I was suffering from cold and flu. At first, I was shocked as this is one of the covid 19 symptoms. You can imagine how scared I was. I decided to take it easy and tried to manage it by myself and then I would visit the doctor later if it didn’t work. I went fetching for the products in the nearby market.

I then prepared them and mixing everything except lemon which I added after the boiling was done. Before I could allow the mixture to cool down, I steamed myself with the hot vapour. After some minutes, I sieved the mixture and added some honey to taste.

After three days, I was free from the cold and flu! I couldn’t believe it. I felt so relieved and happy. My medicine was just a stone throw and at the same time I spent less for my treatment.

By writing this, I don’t advocate for not visiting the doctor when you feel unwell, but you can as well give it a shot.

Have you ever experienced such? Will be happy to hear how you managed it without visiting the doctor. Would you like to read other stories? Be free to get them here.

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Season greetings – Ciscasquapro

Hey! The year is still young and I feel I need to welcome you once again to my site-Ciscasquapro! It is my pleasure and honour to introduce you the fabulous products offered on this page. All your questions ranging from life of a teenager,youth and lifestyle, update on fashion,guidelines to parents on how to bring up children going through adolescence challenges, gaining more knowledge on our education page and many more will be answered. What you need is just to hook up with us! Enjoy your time here at Ciscasquapro!

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Why I need you as my website email follower

Hi everyone! Hope this finds you well. It’s my hope that you have journeyed the new year with high expectations. I too sail in the same boat.

I really appreciate your support to my site and it is with great honour I write this. Allow me to say that I am humbled.

If you come across these lines, I kindly request you to be one of my email follower. I promise I won’t keep pestering you with unnecessary information. I will try to make sure that the stuff in it is worth the check.

Thanks so much for supporting me in any way, may it be giving me a like, reading through my articles, sharing my work to your social sites, leaving the positive and constructive comments, following me for updates and many more.

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Signs of mental illness in children

It’s important to recognize and treat mental illnesses in children early on. Once mental illness develops, it becomes a regular part of your child’s behavior. This makes it more difficult to treat.

But it’s not always easy to know when your child has a serious problem. Everyday stresses can cause changes in your child’s behavior. For example, getting a new brother or sister or going to a new school may cause a child to temporarily act out. Warning signs that it might be a more serious problem include

  • Problems in more than one setting (at school, at home, with peers)
  • Changes in appetite or sleep
  • Social withdrawal or fear of things he or she did not used to be not afraid of
  • Returning to behaviors more common in younger children, such as bedwetting
  • Signs of being upset, such as sadness or tearfulness
  • Signs of self-destructive behavior, such as head-banging or suddenly getting hurt often
  • Repeated thoughts of death

To diagnose mental health problems, the doctor or mental health specialist looks at your child’s signs and symptoms, medical history, and family history. Treatments include medicines and talk therapy.

Take action when you can make a difference. See stress and discipline in children

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Kenya public schools overwhelmed with students as schools reopen

Today being 4th of January, the schools gates are open again not only for the old students but also for everyone who wants to transfer the child due to different reasons.

The pupils in primary school were seen much excited to be back to school. Almost 90% of the students were present. This gives a clear picture that parents were either tired of staying with the children at home or they were well prepared.

Though all the learners were having their masks on, keeping social distance was an issue. As was seen in some schools, a teacher was to handle more than 50 children.

The government issued a statement that even teenage girls that got pregnant or gave birth should be allowed to go back to school.

Kindly keep in touch through a follow or a comment. Safiri salama! (Journey well) in the year 2021.

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New Year Eve

As we come to the end of the year 2020, it was really a good sign as we woke up to a beautiful rainy weather after a long period of dry season. The scorching sun is now gone. This gives us a sign that even though the year was full of hard moment, God is aware and He is making a way where there is no way.

So take heart, good things are coming. Just be expectant!

For the year’s previous posts, get them here and enjoy reading great articles.

Bye bye 2020!

All the best as we prepare to usher in the New Year 2021!

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The best fruits ever!

For your body nourishment, you need to take care of it by checking your heath. To do this, you eat well and make sure you don’t miss a fruit in your diet. This is the same thing we need to nourish our spiritual life. We need the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Let’s bear the fruits as the following video illustrates.

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Teenagers and HIV virus – Ciscasquapro

The rise of teenage pregnancy has exposed the adolescent children to not only coronavirus but also HIV. The teenagers’ relationships have lured them to partying without adhering to morals and values of the society. The Unicef kenya had this to say:

COVID-19 puts adolescents at greater risk of acquiring or spreading HIV.

By Maniza Zaman, UNICEF Representative to Kenya, and UNAIDS Country Director Medhin Tsehaiu

Fishing in Homa Bay County

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This article first appeared in The Nation on November 29, 2020.

For young people in Kenya, the risks of COVID-19 stretch way beyond the effects of the virus itself. We believe that COVID-19 and the containment measures could be contributing to new spikes in adolescent HIV as evidenced by reduced access to essential HIV prevention services and along with other unintended consequences such as unintended pregnancy and sexual and gender-based violence.

With schools fully or partially closed, many children have been away from the protective environment of school for months. Families are facing financial hardship, food insecurity, stress and uncertainty. This creates the conditions for an increase in abuse, sexual violence in homes and communities and in transactional sex, which can lead to an increase in sexually transmitted infections including HIV and unintended pregnancies among adolescents. We can already see early signs of this – national helplines have reported a tenfold increase in reports on violence against girls and women since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. A third of all crimes reported in the first month after the COVID-19 outbreak in Kenya were related to sexual violence.

UNICEF and UNAIDS are particularly concerned about the most vulnerable children in areas of Kenya that already have the highest rates of HIV. For example, in Homa Bay County, youth aged 15-24 contribute 13 per cent of the total number of HIV infections amongst 15-49-year olds in the County. The picture in other counties in the western and lake basin region is similar.

The consequences of a further rise in HIV could be wide-ranging. As well as causing serious health problems, HIV can lead to devastating emotional issues due to stigma and discrimination. And in a vicious circle, while COVID-19 puts adolescents at greater risk of acquiring or spreading HIV, people living with HIV are also at greater risk of severe COVID-19 infections that can lead to death, especially those who do not take medication regularly.

As the global AIDS epidemic continues, we need to act. Homa Bay County Government has commissioned research, carried out by LVCT Health and the Overseas Development Institute supported by UNICEF, to analyse the root causes of adolescent HIV, as well as teenage pregnancies. The findings of ‘Unintended pregnancies and HIV among adolescents and young people: A situation analysis of Homa Bay’, offer important local, regional and country-wide lessons.

Firstly, gender inequality is a major driver of HIV infections in adolescents. Girls often have little control in relationships or in the use of condoms and other forms of contraception. They may conduct transactional sex to secure food for their families. The report also highlights limited access to adolescent HIV services and inadequate quality comprehensive sexuality education in schools. Lastly, the report finds that vulnerable young people get caught up in risky behaviours and cultural practices such as ‘disco matanga’, that put them at risk of sexual exploitation, abuse and of acquiring HIV.

At this critical time, we must move quickly to address these issues in Homa Bay and nationwide. We need to see improved and budgeted programming, focusing on addressing harmful gender norms, as well as find channels to provide culturally and age-appropriate sexual reproductive health education for those in school and out-of-school. Increased support and training opportunities are also needed to give vulnerable girls alternatives to avoid early pregnancy and early marriage. And sensitization and positive engagement of their peers, the young boys, is also key to address the situation.

Finally, the health system can do more to be responsive to adolescents and young people through the provision of comprehensive services both at facility and community level. In sum, a multifaceted approach that stays true to the right to information and voice, tailored quality services and innovative social safety nets will be key in supporting vulnerable young women. 

Extraordinary change is possible when we work together. Since 2013, there has been a 66 per cent reduction in the rate of new HIV infections among 10 to 19-year-olds in Kenya, as the country followed an ambitious path to reduce new HIV infections to zero by 2030. During this period, Kenya has also led Africa in the rollout of pre-exposure prophylaxis, HIV self-testing and voluntary male medical circumcision.

Young people also need hope and opportunities to create a better future. This is why the UN is investing in expanding horizons for young people, as a key partner with the Government in the Generation Unlimited partnership. Through a multitude of programmes, the partnership aims to expand opportunities in education, training and employment for the young people in Kenya.

As part of the UN family in Kenya, UNICEF and UNAIDS will continue to work with the Government, partners and importantly adolescents themselves to accelerate steps and innovate to reduce HIV rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenya’s adolescents are a vital national resource. Yet they currently face multiple threats to their health and wellbeing. Let us join hands in a deliberate effort to listen, understand and engage adolescents and young people in propelling a youth-centred response that offers them the best chance in life.

By Maniza Zaman, UNICEF Representative to Kenya, and UNAIDS Country Director Medhin Tsehaiu

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How Coronavirus has affected the festive season

The festive season has come at a time coronavirus has become a thorn in the flesh. At Christmas Eve, there were many ways on how to usher the Christmas day. The tradition being joining the congregation at the church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Others celebrate the same with their friends at home or meeting places such as bars. All having the same goal of ushering the birth of Jesus celebrations.

It is sad that the joyous moment will not take place this year. People have to stay at home to avoid being caught at the wrong side of the law. By 10pm, the curfew rule dictates that everyone to be in the house.

Then, will people sleep early? Not at all. Many have joined their family members and they will be following live programs from their favourite TV stations.

Those who enjoy taking some drinks have already bought enough to carry the day.

Whether in towns or country side, most people are well set for the festive season. But in town, some may celebrate it behind bars.

So let’s be careful and follow the guidelines given by the authority.

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The shocking Christmas Gift!

Hi everyone, ready to get a gift for your loved ones as we celebrate the Christmas? Just have a look at this…During Christmas Holidays, we expect to receive or give out gifts to the needy or loved ones. Have you ever participated in this? The excitement of Christmas gifts is very common with children. They want to have Christmas fashion that is trending. The toy car of the latest model. When this time comes, Teenagers are the most stubborn. They will make you move from shop to shop without making a choice.

My dad could visit us every Christmas after staying away for a whole year. Like every other parent, he could come with gifts to sooth our long waited love. Some of these gifts were jackets, dresses and shoes. It was a must to wear the new clothes on Christmas Day as we attended the church service. Without the new dress, one felt out of the place.

I remember that Christmas Eve when he arrived with a lot of gifts. Everyone was excited to try them out and prepare for the show off on Christmas Day.

I was eager to try them too. I took my dress, jacket and a pair of shoes. After putting it on, it was so long that not only did it touch the floor but it was off shoulders too. Not because it was the trending fashion but because I couldn’t fit in. The jacket’s sleeves were oversize and buggy, not to mention the pair of shoes which I could force my feet inside.

My brother was not spared either. His pair of trousers looked like a short while the pair of shoes was too big for him. We couldn’t imagine celebrating Christmas with old clothes and so my mum had to come up with a way out.

She took my brothers shoes, put some used clothes inside to make them smaller for him to fit in. There was too little to do with the pair of trousers which turned out to be a fake pair of shorts.

After putting on my dress, she then used my dad’s belt to tighten the waistline. This made it appear a bit shorter to allow me walk. For the sleeves, little was to be done. The shoes had no remedy and so I had to wear them as the toes pitched together. I could barely walk.

By now you can imagine how we looked. Your guess is as good as mine: scarecrows! This did not deter us from attending the Christmas Service, but by the time I got home,my toes were full of blisters. The important thing to us was we had new clothes and that is all that mattered.

As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas by giving out gifts, it is important to note that the gifts are worthy. If the need be, no harm to get more information about it. Kindly share your opinion on this. For other insights, see here.

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Tips on how to shop during Christmas Holidays-Ciscasquapro

Hi, I know there is a lot of buying stuff that comes with Christmas holidays. At 23rd blogmas day , I would like to share some tips on how to do your shopping.

We are doing this amidst the challenges brought about by coronavirus and so it might be tougher compared to other years.

  • Buy what you can. Don’t compete with your neighbours in the name of doing Christmas shopping.
  • If you have plenty, remember to share with the less fortunate.
  • Buy most important things first, avoid impulse buying.
  • For those who are opening schools on January, save for school fees first then do shopping with the rest.
  • There is life after Christmas, so, don’t drain yourself too much. You will still need basic needs later.
  • Last but not least, be careful when buying online products. Be careful of scammers.

With those few tips, shop with care.

What and where are you shopping?

Remember to catch on Christmas rush!

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Effects of Elections on covid 19

I have noted with a lot of concern on how people adhere to the pandemic guidelines. People have been seen campaigning without maintaining social distance in Countries and counties which have held elections. Others don’t put on mask and if they do, they hang it on the chin.

My question is, why do rules seem to be taken for granted by both the citizens and the leaders when it comes to politics meetings? The leaders keep reminding us about the precautions yet to them, it seems that it is easier said than done.

If this leaders get infected with the coronavirus, not only are they able of visit the best hospitals but also they have enough money that may be needed for the treatment. But what about the normal person attending those rallies, if the worst happen, nobody will remember him. The vaccine may not get you alive.

It’s good we check on our health.

So let’s not forget to take care of ourselves because if we don’t, nobody will.

#StaySafe #blogmaschallenge #25daysofchristmas

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Tips on how to shop during Christmas Holidays

Hi, I know there is a lot of buying stuff that comes with Christmas holidays. At blogmas day seven, I would like to share some tips on how to do your shopping.

We are doing this amidst the challenges brought about by coronavirus and so it might be tougher compared to other years.

  • Buy what you can. Don’t compete with your neighbours in the name of doing Christmas shopping.
  • If you have plenty, remember to share with the less fortunate.
  • Buy most important things first, avoid impulse buying.
  • For those who are opening schools on January, save for school fees first then do shopping with the rest.
  • There is life after Christmas, so, don’t drain yourself too much. You will still need basic needs later.
  • Last but not least, be careful when buying online products. Be careful of scammers.

With those few tips, shop with care.

What and where are you shopping?

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What ginger, garlic,tumeric and lemon did to me

I have been writing a number of posts , and this one was inevitable….. Ginger, garlic, tumeric and lemon are easily available in our markets. I didn’t know how these products were powerful until the time I used them.

We may have ignored their importance but they stand to offer great help to our bodies. I am one of those people who used to hate the garlic smell not to mention the tumeric taste.

Last week, I was suffering from cold and flu. At first, I was shocked as this is one of the covid 19 symptoms. You can imagine how scared I was. I decided to take it easy and tried to manage it by myself and then I would visit the doctor later if it didn’t work. I went fetching for the products in the nearby market.

I then prepared them and mixing everything except lemon which I added after the boiling was done. Before I could allow the mixture to cool down, I steamed myself with the hot vapour. After some minutes, I sieved the mixture and added some honey to taste.

After three days, I was free from the cold and flu! I couldn’t believe it. I felt so relieved and happy. My medicine was just a stone throw and at the same time I spent less for my treatment.

By writing this, I don’t advocate for not visiting the doctor when you feel unwell, but you can as well give it a shot.

Have you ever experienced such? Will be happy to hear how you managed it without visiting the doctor. Would you like to read other stories? Be free to get them here.

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The shocking Christmas Gift!

Hi everyone, ready to get a gift for your loved ones as we celebrate the Christmas? Just have a look at this…During Christmas Holidays, we expect to receive or give out gifts to the needy or loved ones. Have you ever participated in this? The excitement of Christmas gifts is very common with children. They want to have Christmas fashion that is trending. The toy car of the latest model. When this time comes, Teenagers are the most stubborn. They will make you move from shop to shop without making a choice.

My dad could visit us every Christmas after staying away for a whole year. Like every other parent, he could come with gifts to sooth our long waited love. Some of these gifts were jackets, dresses and shoes. It was a must to wear the new clothes on Christmas Day as we attended the church service. Without the new dress, one felt out of the place.

I remember that Christmas Eve when he arrived with a lot of gifts. Everyone was excited to try them out and prepare for the show off on Christmas Day.

I was eager to try them too. I took my dress, jacket and a pair of shoes. After putting it on, it was so long that not only did it touch the floor but it was off shoulders too. Not because it was the trending fashion but because I couldn’t fit in. The jacket’s sleeves were oversize and buggy, not to mention the pair of shoes which I could force my feet inside.

My brother was not spared either. His pair of trousers looked like a short while the pair of shoes was too big for him. We couldn’t imagine celebrating Christmas with old clothes and so my mum had to come up with a way out.

She took my brothers shoes, put some used clothes inside to make them smaller for him to fit in. There was too little to do with the pair of trousers which turned out to be a fake pair of shorts.

After putting on my dress, she then used my dad’s belt to tighten the waistline. This made it appear a bit shorter to allow me walk. For the sleeves, little was to be done. The shoes had no remedy and so I had to wear them as the toes pitched together. I could barely walk.

By now you can imagine how we looked. Your guess is as good as mine: scarecrows! This did not deter us from attending the Christmas Service, but by the time I got home,my toes were full of blisters. The important thing to us was we had new clothes and that is all that mattered.

As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas by giving out gifts, it is important to note that the gifts are worthy. If the need be, no harm to get more information about it. Kindly share your opinion on this. For other insights, see here.

Categories
Health In Africa kenya Latest news News Readers The world

What ginger, garlic,tumeric and lemon did to me

Ginger, garlic, tumeric and lemon are easily available in our markets. I didn’t know how these products were powerful until the time I used them.

We may have ignored their importance but they stand to offer great help to our bodies. I am one of those people who used to hate the garlic smell not to mention the tumeric taste.

Last week, I was suffering from cold and flu. At first, I was shocked as this is one of the covid 19 symptoms. You can imagine how scared I was. I decided to take it easy and tried to manage it by myself and then I would visit the doctor later if it didn’t work. I went fetching for the products in the nearby market.

I then prepared them and mixing everything except lemon which I added after the boiling was done. Before I could allow the mixture to cool down, I steamed myself with the hot vapour. After some minutes, I sieved the mixture and added some honey to taste.

After three days, I was free from the cold and flu! I couldn’t believe it. I felt so relieved and happy. My medicine was just a stone throw and at the same time I spent less for my treatment.

By writing this, I don’t advocate for not visiting the doctor when you feel unwell, but you can as well give it a shot.

Have you ever experienced such? Will be happy to hear how you managed it without visiting the doctor. Would you like to read other stories? Be free to get them here.