I Am The Humming Bird

Humming Bird

On 28th October, 2011, I will pay homage to Mama Wangari Maathai, and to her determination to make the world a more peaceful, healthier place.

On 28th October, 2011, I will honour Mama Wangari Maathai by doing that which she loved most; planting trees.

On 28th October, 2011, I will begin to work to restore Kenya’s forest cover, not for me, but for my children and my children’s children.

On 28th October, 2011, I will take a moment to appreciate the social, communal, environmental and economic benefits of forest cover.

On 28th October:

I will Unite and embrace the diversity that is Kenya.
I will Plant and replenish our lost forest cover.
I will Nurture and ensure the survival of our natural heritage.

On 28th October, 2011, I will do the best I can because, I am The Humming Bird.

The great panties blast!

Did you know that for many girls in Kenya, sanitary pads are an unaffordable luxury?

Many girls miss many days of school because without pads, their monthly periods immobilise them. Others resort to recycling disposable pads or using handkerchiefs, or tissues or pieces of mattress.

As if this is not bad enough,even where they can get their hands on disposable pads, some girls do not have panties to hold the pads in place!

With availability of sanitary pads and panties, young girls all over Kenya can attend school every day and restore their dignity.

The Iddi Achieng Trust is working with the PadBank, a NairobiVIP Parties initiative, to collect pads for young girls in Kenya. The trust has already secured 8068 panties from Maridadi.

Through the Great PnP Blast Concert in Nairobi, sanitary pads will be collected to match the panties. The event will be held at Alliance Francaise on Friday, 30th September, 2011 from 7pm.

Iddi Achieng will perform at this concert. There will also be performances from Makadem, Asali, Judith Bwire, and Kevo among others. The event will be MC’eed by Phelix Odiwuor (Jalang’o) and Jacquey Nyaminde (Wilbroda).

All you have to do to support this cause is show up with a pack of pads and enjoy great music! You can also buy pads and panties at the door.

Support this cause on twitter using #PadBank

You can read more about this cause on VibeWeekly and on Beauty Cocoon.