Category: Education


Millions of women and girls around the world are prevented from reaching their full potential just because they menstruate. May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day – a day that brings together non-profits, governments, the private sector and millions of individuals. Brighter Communities Worldwide are one of the founding partners of MH Day which started in […]

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Green sauce and sprinkles

Listening to the radio last week I was both amazed and delighted that finally conversations were taking place on subjects that before now were taboo. Who would believe that Joe Duffy would be taking about menopause! Of all subjects on National radio in broad daylight and not just for a half hour segment for the […]

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1,000 children need our help

When COVID-19 stop schools re-opening – what happens to the children? COVID-19 has brought about many challenges not least to the lives of the children across Kericho County. As we launch a fundraising campaign to support community based learning groups for the children, we asked Maria Kidney – (co-founder and director) who has remained in […]

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Let’s talk a bit louder!

It’s not often that we promote a free, all-day celebration that includes fun workshops and an amazing concert for a cause that promotes hygiene and privacy – but in a way that’s what’s happening in Kenya’s Kericho County on 26 May (we’ll announce the venue soon!). Girls and women around the world are still held […]

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International Women’s Day: progress towards parity

As we have said many times before, the best theme for a blog about International Women’s Day would be why it is no longer necessary. Realistically though, that day is still some way off. On the other hand, some of the issues that have driven the need for International Women’s Day – most notably female […]

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is part of the UN’s commitment to ending FGM in all its forms, all over the world. What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice that involves removing all or part of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. FGM has no […]

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It’s getting better for girls — but a Day of the Girl is still needed

Every year we like to remind our readers and supporters about the UN International Day of the Girl on 11 October – in fact we’ve been doing so since this initiative began in 2012. Girls and their rights are a strong focus of our work and we wholeheartedly agree that, as the UN site says: “Adolescent girls […]

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Teacher exchange reciprocal visit to Kenya

Following Kenyan teachers visiting Irish schools last year, five Irish teachers travelled to Londiani, Kenya to spend time with the students and teachers of their partner schools. The visit was funded by Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools programme. The teachers from Mountrath Community School, Colaiste Pobail Acla and Cobh Community College are partnered with Siret Secondary […]

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Water day

Why waste water?

World Water Day is held on 22 March every year and is a way of talking about and taking action on important issues around water. This year the focus is on the water we waste. Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or […]

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Partnership seminar in Londiani

Partnership and communication are key to every good relationship. That is why each year we invite representatives of all our partners (government representatives, communities and schools) to come together and evaluate the year gone by and look at the future together.On the 26th and 27th of January this year 83 people gathered in Londiani, Kenya to […]

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No to FGM

Say no to FGM

February 6th 2017 is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This year’s theme is “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030”. Since 2009 Brighter Communities Worldwide has been working in partnership with communities across Kenya to run an FGM/C Abandonment Programme. This weekend in Londiani […]

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Stand up for girls

Every year on October 11th organisations, individuals, governments and groups all reflect on how far we’ve come in addressing issues of gender inequality. To celebrate the difference we’ve made to girls lives and to consider how we can further strengthen communities by doing even more. Because we know that by investing in girls we can […]

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