Posts By: Rose Carr

SISTERHOOD EXCHANGE PROGRAM TRAINING IN ELDORET

The Sisterhood Exchange Program (SEP) members traveled to Eldoret this September to receive training from the Imani workshops.  The training took place for two days where members were trained on making shopping bags, yoga bags, pajama suits, double sided apron, and school uniforms.  There was also training on beaded jewelry, clay, cards, books, and picture… Read more »

GOOGLE TECH TALK

On August 17, 2011, Chas Salmen, the Founder and Director of OHR had the opportunity to present at a Google Tech Talk on HIV/AIDS Prevention Collectives in Western Kenya. Specifically Chas discussed the Mfangano Island Healthy Networks Pilot Program.  To view Chas’s full Google Tech Talk, click here.

INTERNET ACCESS ON MFANGANO

Free Internet access has taken a step closer to 20,000 rural Kenyans living on a remote island in the middle of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya. The Organic Health Response, with the help of San Francisco-based partners, Inveneo and Equal Access, is preparing to install a wireless Internet link and community radio tower on the… Read more »

OHR AQUAPONICS PROJECT AWARDED $10,000

Selected from over 200 entries, OHR has won 1st place in UC Berkeley’s “Big Ideas” Competition. The annual competition inspires innovative and high-impact student projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems. The aquaponics project aims to address “Big Ideas” category Global Poverty Alleviation by increasing food security in the Lake Victoria basin. Headed… Read more »

OHR’S FIRST WEST COAST ROUNDTABLE

OHR members from across the U.S. recently convened in San Francisco for the first official OHR retreat. With over 15 volunteers present we spent the weekend getting to know one another, bringing the team up to speed on the many projects and programs, and dived into OHR’s first visioning session, led by our very own… Read more »

CRAIGSLIST BLOG AGAIN!

Craig Newmark of Craiglist featured the Organic Health Response on his February 1st post, stating: “The folks at Organic Health Response are doing really good stuff, using IT and environmental sustainability on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to work against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria.”

World AIDS Day 2010

On December 1st, the Ekialo Kiona Center hosted its 3rdannual World AIDS Day celebration. Hundreds of guests gathered to hear speakers from all over Mfangano, with special messages from the Mfangano East Chief (above), Mfangano’s public health official, representatives from FACES and the Ministry of Health, along with other area chiefs, clan elders, church elders… Read more »

CRAIGSLIST BLOG!

All of us at OHR would like to extend a personal thanks to Craig Newmark and the Craigslist Charitable Foundation for their generous contribution of $20,000 to the OHR-Inveneo Partnership to help us improve our computer lab and encourage HIV counseling and testing at the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island. Craig Newmark of Craiglist… Read more »

MFANGANO SUMMER 2010 UPDATE #2

In June, Organic Health Response officially opened the Ekialo Kiona Center for membership! Since opening, Ekialo Kiona has enrolled over 400 members, all of whom have gone for Voluntary Testing and Counseling. Voluntary Counseling and Testing – World Cup Program: The World Cup Program was a sounding success. In just a few months after opening… Read more »