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  1. Help support the KSPCA Friday, 10 July 2015, 8:59 am
  2. Christmas Arty party Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:57 am
    This year we have our first ever Christmas arty Party-Extravaganza! Weekly amazing Activities! Paint, Draw, Stick, Create…fun and games to use up that excited holiday Energy. 3 to 6 year old class,. […]
  3. INSPIRED Talks – Nairobi Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 9:12 am
      Join several young change makers for an evening of innovation, optimism and celebration as they talk us through their ideas for the future. Thursday, 20th November, 7pm, 88mph, 4th floor Piedmont P. […]
  4. Nairobi Fashion Market 2014 Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:34 am
    The Nairobi Fashion Market presents the Festive Fashion, happening this weekend at the Ngong Racecourse from 9am to 6pm. We’re giving back by donating old clothes, shoes…anything from your wardrob. […]
  5. Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Craft Festival 2014 Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:06 am
    Join us at Karura Forest on Sat 15th and Sun 16th November for some fun and shopping in this beautiful forest. Over 80 craft and charity stalls offering traditional and contemporary goods and services. […]

Word of Mouth News

The World Passes 400 PPM Threshold. Permanently. That’s carbon dioxide damage.

Posted on September 28th, 2016


In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million. That all but ensures that 2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm mark, never to return below it in our lifetimes, according to scientists. Because carbon pollution has been increasing since the start of the Industrial Revolution and has shown no signs of abating, it was more a question of “when” rather than “if” we would cross this threshold. The inevitability doesn’t make it any less significant, though. September is usually the month when carbon dioxide is at its lowest after a summer of plants growing and sucking it up in the northern hemisphere. As fall wears on, … Continue reading

TCB’s Miscellaneous Ramblings – August-September 2015

Posted on July 31st, 2015


TCB’s Miscellaneous Ramblings – August-September 2015 The new security regime at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is something else. I’m all for a secure environment, but this is over-kill, with due apologies for the K-word. On arrival at the airport, more the entrance to it, while still in your car, you are greeted with what seems to be a state-of-the-art all singing all dancing security apparatus – it certainly looks very high-tech. Evidently it does the business, it scans your car from the underside plus there is a side-scan – it is all seeing I’m told. However there is a major fly in the ointment. Evidently it only scans cars, their contents and the driver. All passengers must exit, cross over 5-6 lanes of busy traffic to be hand frisked by security personnel. You then re-join your vehicle on the other side. Whole busloads of passengers together with your guests … Continue reading

Horses helping children to cope with disabilities

Posted on July 23rd, 2015


In a large, grassy field tucked inside a residential area in Karen, children as young as four years are enjoying a session of horse riding. But this is no ordinary riding class, and these are no ordinary children, because every one of them has a physical, mental or learning disability. “We have a variety of disabilities, but there is a high proportion of cerebral palsy and autistic sufferers,” explains Sue Anderson, a trained horse riding instructor and founder of the charity, Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Kenya. For more than 20 years, Anderson and a group of volunteers have provided equine-assisted therapy for children, mostly from impoverished backgrounds, who suffer from developmental disorders, including muscular dystrophy, spinal injuries, polio, emotional and social delays. The 45-minute riding class is led by an instructor, and every rider has three supporters — a syce (a horse attendant) who leads the horse, and … Continue reading