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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.

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.



Sep012011

Commencement of Imbako Data Management and Analysis

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Commencement of Imbako Data Management and Analysis

Since its incorporation in 2008, Imbako has embarked on several local, national and global initiatives that have stemmed from its core operational areas of Education, Healthcare and Environment. Data capture of the resources and resultant impact has been one of the organizational objectives, and in October, 2011 Imbako held its first data management and analysis meeting.

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.

May022011

Thank You Tea with the Beta Alpha Psi Leadership Team

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Thank You Tea with the Beta Alpha Psi Leadership Team

One thank you note, one hug, one hand-shake, and a pat on the back…truly...a show of gratitude goes a long way to appreciate those around us who have made a difference…
We wanted to thank the BAP leadership team for choosing to make a tangible difference in the lives of the girl-child in Kenya, to let them know that they have blessed the lives of communities in Kenya.
Statistics show that ,of the more than 110 million children not in school, approximately 60% are girls, that By age 18, girls have received an average of 4.4 years less education than boys and that World-wide of the more than 130 million primary school age children not enrolled in school, nearly 60% are girls.
By educating the girl child, BAP has broken the cycle of poverty that these girls would have faced. Today, due to the BAP – Global Impact project scholarship, 5 girls are currently in colleges and universities, in the fields of Business and Education. In 3-4 years these girls…will be economically empowered to support their siblings to attend school, to provide for & sustain themselves and to give back to community… THANK YOU BAP!

Apr012011

Imbako as Part of Emory University's Goizueta School of Business Discusion Panel

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Imbako as Part of Emory University's Goizueta School of Business Discusion Panel

Imbako was invited to be part Emory’s 2nd Annual Nonprofit, Social Enterprise and Community Social Responsibility discussion panel. Held on March 23rd at the University’s Goizeuta School of Business, in Atlanta, the discussion addressed corporate and social responsibility and sustainability of Non-profit organizations as well the principles of management, accounting, and finance that the Non-profits employ. The audience was composed of Emory MBA students who were also offered insights, by panel members, into job application to Non-profits, job interview and resume writing tips. Other companies on the panel included Leap frog, Hub Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Business Innovation Factory to name a few.

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