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Oct182014

4TH ANNUAL ‘PASS-THE-TORCH’ 5K/10K RUN & PEACHTREE QUALIFIER; A Global Impact Project event.

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4TH ANNUAL ‘PASS-THE-TORCH’ 5K/10K RUN & PEACHTREE QUALIFIER; A Global Impact Project event.
Currently in its 4th year running the “Pass-The-Torch 5K/10k Run & Peachtree Qualifier “is an event whose proceeds go towards the allay disparities in education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya by offering undergraduate academic scholarships. Saturday October 18th, 2014 was the day that the 4th Annual run was held at the Historic grant park in Atlanta, Georgia. Runners and walkers from various parts of the world were represented and came out to support the worthy cause. Beta Alpha Psi in all their solidarity Once again were there to volunteer and cheer on the runners and the walkers, the individuals, the families and the corporate teams. These scholarships are offered under the Global Impact Project (GIP), collaboration between Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business’ Beta Alpha Psi and Imbako Public Health...
Sep022014

Speaking engagements for Dr. Irene Okech

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Previously, Dr. Irene Okech has been invited to contribute to several panels, present talks & lead discussions in numerous forums, on issues including but not limited to pediatric and maternal health equity, & disparities in access to education faced by the girl child. Today she serves as a global spokesperson & advocate for increased access to, and better quality of care for vulnerable communities. To request Dr.Okech as a speaker for your forum , you may email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aug012014

Contribution toward Research and Policy on HIV prevention #AIDS2014

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Contribution toward Research and Policy on HIV prevention #AIDS2014
The 2014 AIDS conference held on July 20-25 in Melbourne, Australia brought together a global alliance of individuals from all over the world, each with an agenda toward HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and/or cure. Under IMBAKO’s department of research and policy, Dr. Okech collaborated with colleagues from Winston Salem University; Dr. Onsomu (Research lead), University of North Carolina; Dr. Rosen & Dr. Duren-Winfield, the African Population & Health Research Center; Dr. Abuya, and University of South Carolina; Amber Simmons, on a study titled “Association between domestic violence and HIV Serostatus among married and formerly married women in Kenya.”
Jul082014

THE IMBAKO LOGO & TAG LINE DEFINED

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Several people have asked us about the IMBAKO logo and what it means. Well, here goes: The logo is a human hand holding up a tree and birds flying away. The five fingers of the hand represent THE 5 core initiatives which are: (1). Health; MCH (2). Health; HIV/ADIS (3). Education; The Global Impact Project (4). Education; Information Technology (5). Environment: The tree represents agriculture- the mainstay of Kenya’s economy and environment. The birds flying free represent the renewed hope that Imbako’s initiatives offer to the communities they serve.
May022014

IMBAKO REPRESENTED AT THE PAA -2014 CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, MA

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IMBAKO REPRESENTED AT THE PAA -2014 CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, MA
On May 1-May 3, Imbako Public Health was among the organizations represented at the 2014 Population Association of America (PAA) conference via the presentation of study “Mass Media and HIV/AIDS Stigma among Women in Urban and Rural Areas: Findings from the 2008/09 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey.”
Apr302014

Imbako & Georgia State University’s - Global Impact Project (GIP); FEATURE: Mr. Ryan Bridges from the USA! #RWTCHC

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They are the men that make time to spend a couple of minutes each day to think of how to make a positive difference to other children in resource poor settings, and take steps in their own ways at work, school and home to do so; A seasoned professional, and current graduate student at Georgia State University, Mr. Ryan Bridges talked with us about how and why he makes time, at the end of the day, to contribute towards the Global Impact Project (GIP) a cause which strives to allay disparities in education faced by girls in rural Kenya!
Apr162014

Imbako & Georgia State University’s - Global Impact Project (GIP); FEATURE: Ms. Yucheng Du from China! #RWTCHC

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The beautiful Yucheng Du, an international student at J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and member of Beta Alpha Psi , gave a speech about her reasons for believing that the Global Impact Project (GIP ) is a worthy cause! This phenomenal lady, not only gave a speech in English, but also gave another in her native language, because she says she believes GIP is working towards a much needed global cause in allaying disparities in access to education faced by girls in rural Kenya!
Apr112014

Imbako & Georgia State University’s - Global Impact Project (GIP); FEATURE: Mr. Gaurav Ojha from India! #RWTCHC

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He radiates a sense of purpose from the moment he walks into the room, and once he starts talking one would understand why! This Spring, Mr. Gaurav Ojha presented a speech that boldly outlined why the Global Impact Project (GIP) is an initiative that is indeed making a positive difference towards allaying disparities in education faced by vulnerable communities in resource-poor settings...
Apr072014

Imbako & Georgia State University’s - Global Impact Project (GIP); FEATURE: Ms. Solveig from Norway! #RWTCHC

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The beautiful Ms. Solveig, undergraduate student J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University lends her voice and thoughts as to why the Global Impact Project (GIP) is a worthy cause! Stay tuned to hear what she had to say; a demonstration of the embodiment of selflessness, courage, leadership and example that students at Georgia State University continue to show!
Apr032014

Imbako & Georgia State University’s - Global Impact Project (GIP); FEATURE: Mr. Glenn McCauley of USA! #RWTCHC

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We chatted with Glenn McCauley, Masters of Accountancy Student at Georgia State University, about the significance of the Global Impact Project. A young gentleman also currently studying for his CPA exams, Glenn clearly outlines the reasons on the significance of the GIP towards allaying disparities in education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya...
Feb012014

5th ACADEMIC Scholarship award ceremony: A Global Impact Project (GIP) initiative that has enabled 20 girls from rural Kenya to attain undergraduate education.

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5th ACADEMIC Scholarship award ceremony: A Global Impact Project (GIP) initiative that has enabled 20 girls from rural Kenya to attain undergraduate education.
It’s not every day that scholarships towards undergraduate education are awarded. When they indeed are awarded it is a joyous occasion for not only the scholarship recipient, but also their families and community at large. That is why December 4th, 2013 was a beautiful day in rural Kenya, as it marked the occasion of the receipt of GIP scholarship letters of award for selected girls from rural Kenya. As of January 2014, under the GIP scholarship, 20 girls from various counties in rural Kenya have been awarded letters of scholarship award.
Nov042013

THE GLOBAL IMPACT PROJECT (GIP) AWARDS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS TO 7 MORE GIRLS FROM RURAL KENYA.

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THE GLOBAL IMPACT PROJECT (GIP) AWARDS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS TO 7 MORE GIRLS FROM RURAL KENYA.

On November 4th, 2013 officials of Georgia State University’s Beta Alpha Psi announced that the Global Impact Project (GIP) would award scholarship funding to enable for 7 more girls from rural Kenya, towards undergraduate education. The announcement of the awards and names of the 7 scholarship recipients were presented to Imbako co-founder Dr. Irene Okech, by Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson college of Business’ Beta Alpha Psi officials Mr. Stephen Claghorn and Ms. Brittany Conley.

Founded by Georgia State University’s Beta Alpha Psi, together with Imbako Public Health, in 2009, the Global Impact Project (GIP) is an initiative that strives to allay disparities in access to education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya, through the award of undergraduate education scholarships and career mentoring. The scholarships cover the full tuition for the entire respective academic programs, and also award a stipend for textbooks towards the curriculum.

Oct222013

3RD ANNUAL PASS-THE-TORCH 5K/10K PEACHTREE QUALIFIER; A Global Impact Project (GIP) Event: Together We Continue To Allay Disparities In Education Faced By The Girl Child In Rural Kenya.

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3RD ANNUAL PASS-THE-TORCH 5K/10K PEACHTREE QUALIFIER; A Global Impact Project (GIP) Event: Together We Continue To Allay Disparities In Education Faced By The Girl Child In Rural Kenya.

October 19th, 2013 was race day. Something about race day the anticipation, excitement, all the effort towards months of preparation that will unfurl in 2- 3hours. Then there are the people you get to meet from all over the world; Races such as these unite, they bring together individuals from all walks of life. We wondered who we would meet that day, and what promises the day would unfold…. Up at 5:30 AM it was pitch dark outside in Atlanta, Georgia- Fall had arrived. With all the enthusiasm and gusto, we headed to the Historic Grant Park; the venue for the race. On arrival we were met with students of Georgia State University setting up the race route and site, arranging the race t-shirts and goody bags, taking pictures …

7:30 AM: They had braced the biting chill and slight rain…walkers started streaming in to register and or for the pre-registered ones, to pick up their walk registration cards, t-shirts and bags. All this time the GSU students and Imbako team members worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the event would be successful… POUNCE (the GSU Athletics mascot) was on hand to cheer on the walkers and runners and pose for pics in his own characteristic pounce way…..

9:00 AM : Runners and walkers were flagged off ….and off they went…it was a remarkable seeing individuals from all over the world, of various ages (18-64) take to their heels and run for a cause……

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