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Sep112013

Does it benefit Georgia State University students to participate in the Global Impact Project (GIP)? ; An analysis of the Influence of the GIP on awareness of Disparities in Education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya.

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Does it benefit Georgia State University students to participate in the Global Impact Project (GIP)? ; An analysis of the Influence of the GIP on awareness of Disparities in Education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya.

Established in 2009, the Global Impact Project (GIP) is an initiative by Georgia State University's Beta Alpha Psi  and Imbako Public Health, that strives to allay disparities in education faced by girls in rural Kenya, by providing undergraduate academic scholarships and career mentorship. As of 2012, under the GIP initiative, 13 girls from rural Kenya have been afforded undergraduate education, and 10 more are projected to be sponsored over the years 2014 and 2015.

Towards evaluation of the impact of the Global Impact Project, Imbako public Health collaborated with Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business and Georgia State University (GSU) J. Mack Robinson College of Business to research into the influence of participation in GIP in the USA and the impact of outcome of the GIP in Kenya. The research process involved the design and implementation of surveys, data collection and subsequent data analyses in both the USA and Kenya. The process was divided into two phases with research into the USA phase (phase1) in 2012 and 2013 and research into the Kenyan phase (phase 2) in 2013. Largely, the objective of the USA phase (phase1) of GIP survey & analyses was to evaluate the impact, on GSU J. Mack Robinson college of Business students, of participation in the GIP on: (1) awareness of disparities in education facing the girl child in Kenya; (2) awareness of cost of undergraduate education in Kenya as compared to undergraduate education in the USA and (3) awareness of ability to make a difference toward the attainment of undergraduate education of a girl in rural Kenya.

The analyses was based on a population of graduate students at GSU J. Mack Robinson college of Business, and the resulting sample consisted of the students at GSU, J. Mack Robinson college of Business, who were also participating members of theHonorary Beta Alpha Psi fraternity. The survey was administered and data collected from Oct 1st to Oct 31st, 2012.

Aug262013

IMBAKO MEET& GREET & THANK-YOU with the Georgia State University BETA ALPHA PSI Leadership Team and members.

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IMBAKO MEET& GREET & THANK-YOU with the Georgia State University BETA ALPHA PSI Leadership Team and members.

On August 26th, 2013 Imbako Public Health officials met with Georgia State University Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) leadership team and members for a meet & greet and appreciation forum. The forum, which was held at the Georgia State University. J. Mack Robinson College of Business presented an opportunity for introduction of the BAP leadership team and members and Imbako officials to each other and also served as an occasion of expression of heartfelt appreciation from Imbako to Georgia State University BETA ALPHA PSI Leadership Team and members towards collaboration on the Global Impact Project. To fortify the appreciation gesture, Imbako public health teamed up with Starbucks USA who donated several gift items to the Beta Alpha Psi team members and officials...

The Global Impact Project (GIP) is an initiative that strives to allay disparities in access to education faced by women in rural Kenya. Founded by Georgia State University’s Beta Alpha Psi, together with Imbako Public Health, in 2009, to date under the GIP umbrella, 13 girls from rural Kenya have been awarded undergraduate education scholarships. The scholarships cover the full tuition for the entire respective academic programs, and also award a stipend for textbooks towards the curriculum.

Jul082013

IMBAKO CO-FOUNDER FEATURED IN BRENAU UNIVERSITY’S MAGAZINE

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IMBAKO CO-FOUNDER FEATURED IN BRENAU UNIVERSITY’S MAGAZINE

The July 2013 issue of Brenau University’s magazine; Brenau Window, featured and highlighted several of their alum, among them; Irene Okech, Imbako Public Health co-founder. Kudos Dr.Okech!Keep moving forward to serve community.

Irene Okech -Brenau University alum.

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Jun212013

Adolescent Reproductive Health & Menstruation Management in Rural Kenya; Review of Efficacy of Existing Products and Feasibility of Utilization of Re-Usable Cloth Pads.

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Adolescent Reproductive Health & Menstruation Management in Rural Kenya; Review of Efficacy of Existing Products and Feasibility of Utilization of Re-Usable Cloth Pads.
In resource poor settings, the complications and factors that accompany menstruation in young women have been understudied. Also noted is search for a deeper understanding into the efficacy of existing menstruation sanitary products in rural settings. Research on menstrual management options that are practical, affordable and culturally acceptable is therefore needed. To this end, in February, 2013, Imbako Public Health in collaboration with the Jamii foundation commenced a reproductive health research project on menstruation management of young women resident in rural Kenya. The goals of this research project are, within young women in rural Kenya, to: (1) analyze the current awareness of reproductive health, (2) to evaluate the issue of hygiene, sanitation and adequacy of existing menstruation product accessibility and affordability, (3) to introduce and investigate the utilization of re-usable cloth sanitary pads. To initiate the project, Imbako and Jamii organized a three day reproductive health workshop in Kitale, Kenya titled “A hygiene promotion and reproductive health workshop”. The workshop participants were taught about reproductive health in an age appropriate environment, and then trained on how to create re-usable cloth pads that would allow them to properly manage their monthly periods. Workshop sessions held were tailored to the cadre of various members of the community invited including but not limited to midwives, community health workers, elementary and high school students. Surveys and data collection were built into the program conducted during these workshops. Consequently, in June, 2013 Imbako Public Health, held a follow up reproductive health workshop at Surungai Primary school.
Apr212013

THE ALL-NEW IMBAKO PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSITE

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THE ALL-NEW IMBAKO PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSITE

In April 2013, Imbako public health re-launched its new website http://www.imbakopublichealth.org.

The new website which serves as a portal of information, communication and interaction for viewers, also features a Market (Soko)where fans and friends can purchase products bearing Imbako logos. The site features content on IMBAKO initiatives and current projects, and enables the viewer to see the various ways they can be a part of the organization’s mission. The About us page goes behind the scenes to speak about the heartbeat of the organization, and shares with the public the history of Imbako, and its core values, and its vision.

Mar012013

Congratulations! 2013 GIP Scholarship Letter of Presentation

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Congratulations! 2013 GIP Scholarship Letter of Presentation

On behalf of Georgia State University’s Beta Alpha Psi and the Global Impact Project, Mrs. Judith Okech presented letters of scholarship award to the 2013 GIP scholarship recipients. The award presentation was conducted at the office of the Trans-Nzoia East District Education officer. Presenting the scholarship award letters, Mrs. Okech congratulated the awardees for their effort towards education. The District Education officer expressed deep gratitude to the Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson college of Business for their continued efforts towards allaying disparities in education facing women in rural Kenya.

Feb012013

A Hygiene Promotion and Reproductive Health Workshop

By: The Jamii Foundation & Imbako Public Health

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A Hygiene Promotion and Reproductive Health Workshop

The Jamii Foundation a community organization based in Halifax, Nova Scotia partnered with Imbako Public Health a non-profit organization based in Kenya and USA, to educate students on hygiene promotion and reproductive health. Workshop participants learned about reproductive health in an age appropriate environment, and then were trained on how to create re-usable cloth pads that would allow them to properly manage their monthly periods.

Jan022013

The 1st 2013 Global Impact Project (GIP) Leadership Meeting

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The 1st 2013 Global Impact Project (GIP) Leadership Meeting

A beautiful spring morning in Atlanta, Georgia: Imbako Public Health officials met with the Georgia State University, Beta Alpha Psi leadership team to review the Global Impact Project progress, outline goals for the year, set the agenda for 2013 events, and discuss strategic objectives of the GIP initiative.

Jan012013

A Community Get Together

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A Community Get Together

In January 2013, Imbako Public Health hosted a gathering that brought together Global Impact Project (GIP) scholarship recipients and their guardians, Imbako public health mentors and Kitale community members at large. At least 70 people attended the event held in Kitale, Kenya.

Oct022012

2nd Annual Pass the Torch 5k/10k Peachtree Qualifer

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2nd Annual Pass the Torch 5k/10k Peachtree Qualifer

Saturday October 13th, 2012 7:30 AM, they began to arrive at Atlanta’s Grant Park from 7:30 AM. THEY all came to run and support a good cause: the global Impact project; an initiative that strives to allay disparities in education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya; they came to make a global difference. At exactly 9:00 AM, the race participants were off to a great start.



Oct012012

Graduation from University of Two Recipients of the Global Impact Project Scholarship Award

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Graduation from University of Two Recipients of the Global Impact Project Scholarship Award

On Friday, August 10th, 2012, Millicent Kasievera and Doris Michoki graduated from Moi University, School of Business and Economics. This educational achievement was enabled by the Global Impact Project which paid for their full tuition towards the program. The Global Impact Project involves Georgia State University’s, J. Mack Robinson College of Business’ Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) encouraging education by establishing a fully funded Accounting scholarship to a Kenyan Student that will enable him/her to attain a complete undergraduate education in . The goal of the project was to initially send one Kenyan student to a Kenyan college /university in the fall of September 2010, and increase the number to two students the following semester in the Spring of 2011. However, the BAP team members went above and beyond and raised enough funds to finance the education of not only one but ten girls from rural Kenya!

Aug012012

Mutually with the United Nations (UN), Imbako and Georgia State University Continue to Empower Rural Women

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Mutually with the United Nations (UN), Imbako and Georgia State University Continue to Empower Rural Women

On March 12th, 2012 Beta Alpha Psi held an event to create awareness of the Global Impact Project (GIP); an initiative that to date has enabled the undergraduate education of 10 girls from rural Kenya. Imbako Public Health presented a talk on: “The benefits of investing in rural women: An initiative in line with the U.N theme for 2012 International Women’s day.”

May012012

The Ripple Effect of the Global Impact Project

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The Ripple Effect of the Global Impact Project

Mercy Cherop Chemasa, a 20 year old Kenyan girl is the 10th girl from rural Kenya to benefit from the Global Impact Project scholarship. Born and live in Rift Valley province, Trans- Nzoia East District, Sitatunga Location, Mercy has completed High School and been admitted to the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology- Kitale Campus, for a diploma in Information Technology.

Nov012011

Beta Alpha Psi Inaugural 5k/10k Peachtree Road Race Qualifier "Pass the Torch"

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Beta Alpha Psi Inaugural 5k/10k Peachtree Road Race Qualifier

November 5th, 2011- they braved the chilly Atlanta weather to come volunteer, run, or walk, in the “BAP Pass the Torch 5K/1OK Peachtree Road Race Qualifier”. It was an event that brought together people of all ages and nationalities, with a heart to be part of the Global Impact Project. It was humbling to see all the bright happy faces on the cold Atlanta, morning ready to participate. We had so much fun, good exercise and lots of fresh air.



Jun022011

Imbako Public Health selected as a non-profit partner for the 2011-2012 Emory University Goizueta Board Fellows Program

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Imbako Public Health selected as a non-profit partner for the 2011-2012 Emory University Goizueta Board Fellows Program

Imbako Public Health was selected to be a non-profit partner for the 2011-2012 Goizueta Board Fellows Program. The honorable partnership will help to fortify efforts in strengthening Goizueta Business School’s mission to educate principled leaders for a global enterprise and create transformational change in communities.

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