Friday, December 20, 2013

Empowered Divas: WeTech Seed Fund for Women and Girls in Computer S...

Empowered Divas: WeTech Seed Fund for Women and Girls in Computer S...: Applications are been accepted for the   WeTech Seed Fund for Women and Girls in Computer Science! The WeTech Seed Fund will provide sma...    http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013



1O Shilling Ten Children 
Environmental Awareness Joint Community Outreach, program of Environmental Awareness and tree planting to 10 schools supervised by 10 Children in those 10 schools at Katangi Ward Yatta Constituency Machakos County Kenya .

Kilele Foundation and Kikuyuni Secondary School is pleased to invite you to a Corporate Social Responsibility activity of Environmental Awareness ( Joint Community Outreach ) which will be held on 05/10/ 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM at Kikuyuni Secondary School at Katangi Yatta Machakos County Kenya
Kikuyuni Secondary School is a day School and we need to join hands to plant 1000 trees and Environmental Awareness to the community

NEEDS GATHERED DURING THE FIELD VISIT
Trees plant. Cloths, Bedding's, Mattresses, Seats, Wheelchairs, Beds, water tanks, Sanitary towels, Books

1O Shilling Ten  Children Environmental Awareness Joint Community Outreach, program of Environmental Awareness and tree planting to 10 schools supervised by 10 Children in those 10 schools at Katangi Ward Yatta Constituency Machakos County Kenya .
10 Ten Children Project  will ensure continued supply of sanitary towels and under pants to over 1000 poor girls in 10 Secondary Schools within Katangi Ward Yatta machakos County  Kenya. This will keep them in school during their menses, restore dignity and self esteem. The project will also provide school uniforms and supplies to both boys and girls from families affected by HIV/Aids.


What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many school going girls continue to miss school during their menses. According to UNICEF 2007 report, a girl in primary school between grades 6 and 13 (3 years) loses approximately 18 weeks out of 108 school weeks. A girl in high school (4 years) loses 156 learning days which is equivalent to almost 24 weeks out of 144 weeks of school. Because of poverty most use pieces of dirty rugs, cotton wool, leaves and paper some even wash and recycle. These practices exposes them to diseases and discomfort

How will this project solve this problem?

1O Shilling Ten Project Joint Community Outreach provides Planting trees to Schools secondary and primarys, Cloths, Shoes , Books, Sanitary towels under pants to poor girls and widows. The project will also offer HIV/Aids and hygiene education to teenage children and young parents of both genders. The project will offer school uniforms and school supplies to children from poor homes especially whose parents are dead of HIV/Aids or incapacitated by HIV/Aids virus.

Potential Long Term Impact

project will provide over 1000 girls with sanitary towels and underwear therefore helping them remain in school during their menses. This will enable them to raise academic performance, restore dignity and self esteem which will ensure better future and economic empowerment for the girl child in the long run. The project will also provide school uniforms and school supplies to over 1000 children of both genders from families affected by HIV/Aids ensuring them equal opportunities in life.


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Katangi Town Machakos/ Kitui Road, Machakos, P.O BOX 27785-00100. Nairobi Kenya
 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Help Poor Youth...Empower Themselves



The funds raised will help support 20 youth groups (300 young people) in Kenya to engage in small income generating activities. This will help rescue the youth from alcoholism and drug abuse. It will also assist in controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth through engagement in economic activities

http://www.gofundme.com/kilelefoundation

Monday, June 10, 2013

Kikuyuni Secondary School Students ,, Teachers, Parents and Members of http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com/ we thank Jack Brajcich and all Students of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin English Lounge for donating BOOKS and Pens,,, also Cards , The partnership of Japan and Kenya is trong hope well so very good


Kikuyuni Secondary School Students ,, Teachers, Parents and Members of http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com/ we thank Jack Brajcich and all Students of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin English Lounge for donating BOOKS and Pens,,, also Cards , The partnership of Japan and Kenya is strong

Kikuyuni Secondary School Students ,, Teachers, Parents and Members of http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com/ we thank Jack Brajcich and all Students of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin English Lounge for donating BOOKS and Pens,,, also Cards , The partnership of Japan and Kenya is strong

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Calvin Kilele Autism survivor

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication.

We need are support of piaggero np31 portable PIANO for my only son he is at Buru Buru Baptist Church Special School Nairobi.
http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com/

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy International Family day 15/5/2013

I absolutely love my life. I truly do. i love my family, friends & my hometown. I may get down a lot, but all in all I love the life I have. Join us and support poor family    http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com

Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY Mothers are the sweetest gift from Gods to us. There is no way we can ever really thank our mother for all she does for us nevertheless we must make it a habit to keep reminding ourselves of the various sacrifices she made while raising us. Mothers' Day is the best time to say in wordshow much you love and care for your mum. Teresia Muthikwa Kilele I love you my mum http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com/

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May is Lupus Awareness Month -- a time for everyone to come together to raise awareness of lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal disease, and show support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide affected by the disease. As part of Lupus Awareness Month activities, World Lupus Day is observed on May 10 -- a day when the global lupus community rallies to bring greater attention to this terrible disease.
Lupus is more widespread than most people realize. In fact, research shows most Americans know little or nothing about lupus and its devastating impact. We can change that, but we need your support!
Band Together. Tell the Story. Change Lives. The Lupus Foundation of America offers many ways the public can join the Lupus Foundation of America and Band Together for Lupus Awareness during May. Lupus Awareness Month activities include social media, online, and grassroots components to empower individuals, organizations, and companies with a wide-ranging number of tools and resources to educate their communities about lupus. Visit http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com awareness to learn more.
The History of Lupus Awareness Month
  • As part of its founding principles, the Lupus Foundation of America spearheaded the national effort to bring greater attention and resources to lupus.
  • The first lupus awareness observance occurred in 1977 when President Carter signed Public Law 95-72 which declared September 18-24, 1977 as National Lupus Awareness Week. The week long observance was moved to October in 1982.
  • The first month-long observance occurred in 1986 when President Reagan signed Public Law 99-365 designating October 1986 as Lupus Awareness Month. Subsequent congressional designations occurred in 1987 and 1988.
  • There was not any official congressional action designating October as Lupus Awareness Month after 1988. The October observance became a tradition throughout the lupus community for many years.
  • In 2004, the first World Lupus Day observance was conducted in New York City in conjunction with the Seventh International Congress on SLE and Related Conditions. More than 100 lupus organizations worldwide observe World Lupus Day on May 10, generating increased visibility for lupus around the globe.
  • In 2009, the Lupus Foundation of America moved the annual Lupus Awareness Month observance to May. May provides many opportunities, including Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week, and Women’s Health Check-up Day to promote awareness of lupus, and show support for those who suffer from the disease. The warm weather is a good time for outdoor events and represents an opportunity to take charge of your health. The World Lupus Day observance also serves as the marquee event for a month-long series of activities designed to educate the public about lupus symptoms and its devastating impact.
Band Together. Tell the Story. Change Lives. Today, Lupus Awareness Month serves as a centerpiece of the lupus community’s annual grassroots effort to raise awareness of this unpredictable and sometimes fatal disease, secure funds for lupus research, and support those who suffer from the disease. We need everyone’s support to fight lupus and find a cure!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Alex Ndolo and Stella Opoku-Owusu vising projects of Kilele Foundation Kenya 

A Kenyan elite runner passes water to a dehydrated disabled Chinese runner who she saw suffering. This delayed her from winning. She became 2nd in the race not only losing the 1st position but also a US$10,000 cash prize. It's not all about winning.  

Thank you to her life is not about MONEY but brotherhood, that's true Kenya , Hope Beth Sanden she love to see this because when i was with her last at Kilimanjaro marathon in Moshi Tanzania she was doing the same. http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com


Monday, April 8, 2013

 Kilele Foundation Kenya
From Scott Swimmer The Founder of 
http://www.drumstrong.org/

DS 2013 HandOuts want Street Team assist.
Please let me know if you will help distribute these cool 4" 'SaveTheDate' coasters. Ask yer friendly neighborhood bar/restaurant to include them in everybody's check/receipts. Take a stack to yer yoga center, coffee shop, hair salon, bike shop, etc...
contact scott@drumstrong.org if you can help.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kilele Foundation HQ office Katangi Yatta Machakos County . Members Meeting 1/4/2013 Receiving post from Fukuoka Jo Gakuin English Lounge and  Jack Brajcich
of Japan for Kikuyuni Secondary School gift of  2013
http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com/

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

 Kilele Foundation through  ,, We provide free services to help people affected by cancer now and cancer examination in Schools and in the community info@kilelefoundationkenya.com
http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com

 


Kilele Foundation through http://www.livestrong.org/wecanhelp ,,
We provide free services to help people affected by cancer no LIVESTRONG.ORG/WECANHELPhttp://www.livestrong.org/wecanhelp/






Thursday, March 21, 2013











DRUMSTRONG Kenya

 drumSTRONG Kenya event 2013

Under Kilele Foundation Kenya 

 

Alex Ndolo Kilele +254722536377

info@kilelefoundationkenya.com

http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com

drumSTRONG Kenya event 2013



DrumsForCures is a non-profit charity organization that funds cancer education, research and survivorship support Globally .. through RHYTHM!

DrumsForCures produces DRUMSTRONG™ interactive rhythm events and functions collaborativley as a conduit for cancer health resources.Proceeds benefit local, national and international organizations.

The annual Main Event Kisayani Primly School at Katangi Yatta Machakos County Kenya on event day May 17 .


drumSTRONG Kenya 2013



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

KILELE FOUNDATION KENYA

Job opportunities for Persons with Disabilities cc Fredrick Ouko
If you know of any Person with a Disability with either a diploma or a degree in any field of study please ask them to send their CV to info@andy.or.ke for any possible matching with opportunities. 

http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com/

Photo: Job opportunities for Persons with Disabilities cc Fredrick Ouko
If you know of any Person with a Disability with either a diploma or a degree in any field of study please ask them to send their CV to info@andy.or.ke for any possible matching with opportunities. http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thanks to Kepta Ombati of Supporting Kilele Foundation with RUTUBA ORGANIC fertilizers ,,, Now more than 200 our farmers will get this fertilizer in Machakos County.  
http://www.kilelefoundationkenya.com

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Human Spinal Cord Picture C1 to S5 Vertebra

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By Ian Langtree+ - 2011-11-26
The human spinal cord consists of nerves that connect the brain to nerves in the body. It is a superhighway for messages between the brain and the rest of the body. The spinal cord is surrounded for most of its length by the bones (vertebrae) that form the spine.
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How long is the spinal cord? The human spinal cord, part of the central nervous system, is generally around 17 inches long, and extends from the brain to the lower back.
Your spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column (also known as the spinal column or backbone).
The human spinal column is made up of 33 bones - 7 vertebrae in the cervical region, 12 in the thoracic region, 5 in the lumbar region, 5 in the sacral region and 4 in the coccygeal region.
The outer layer of the human spinal cord consists of white matter, i.e., myelin-sheathed nerve fibers.
These are bundled into specialized tracts that conduct impulses triggered by pressure, pain, heat, and other sensory stimuli or conduct motor impulses activating muscles and glands. The inner layer, or gray matter, is mainly composed of nerve cell bodies. Within the gray matter, running the length of the cord and extending into the brain, lies the central canal through which the cerebrospinal fluid circulates.
A spinal cord injury (SCI) can occur anywhere along the spinal cord. It is the result of damage to cells in the spinal cord and causes a loss of communication between the brain and the parts of the body below the injury.
Effects of a SCI may include low blood pressure, inability to regulate blood pressure effectively, reduced control of body temperature, inability to sweat below the level of injury, and chronic pain.


Picture of the human spinal cord
Complete and Incomplete Spinal cord injuries (SCI) Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Generally persons with a complete spinal cord injury suffer a loss of sensation and motor ability caused by bruising, loss of blood to the spinal cord, or pressure on the spinal cord; cut and severed spinal cords are rare. Generally, complete spinal cord injuries result in total loss of sensation and movement below the site of the injury.
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: An incomplete spinal cord injury does not result in complete loss of movement and sensation below the injury site. These injuries are usually classified as:
Anterior cord syndrome: Damage to the front of the spinal cord, affecting pain, temperature and touch sensation, but leaving some pressure and joint sensation. Often motor function is unaffected.
Central Cord Syndrome: Form of incomplete spinal cord injury in which some of the signals from the brain to the body are not received, characterized by impairment in the arms and hands and, to a lesser extent, in the legs. Sensory loss below the site of the spinal injury and loss of bladder control may also occur. This syndrome, usually the result of trauma, is associated with damage to the large nerve fibers that carry information directly from the cerebral cortex to the spinal cord. These nerves are particularly important for hand and arm function. Symptoms may include paralysis and/or loss of fine control of movements in the arms and hands, with relatively less impairment of leg movements. The brain's ability to send and receive signals to and from parts of the body below the site of trauma is affected but not entirely blocked.
Brown-Sequard syndrome: Injury to the lateral half of the spinal cord. The condition is characterized by the following clinical features found below the level of the lesion - contralateral hemisensory anesthesia to pain and temperature, ipsilateral loss of propioception, and ipsilateral motor paralysis. Tactile sensation is generally spared.
Spinal contusions: The most common type of spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is bruised but not severed. Inflammation and bleeding occurs near the injury as a result of the injury.
Injuries to individual nerve cells: Loss of sensory and motor functions in the area of the body to which the injured nerve root corresponds.

The spine is surrounded by many muscles and ligaments to give it strength
Cervical (neck) injuries (C1 - C8) C1 or atlas
The Atlas is the topmost vertebra, and along with C2, forms the joint connecting the skull and spine. Its chief peculiarity is that it has no body, and this is due to the fact that the body of the atlas has fused with that of the next vertebra.

C2 or axis
Forms the pivot upon which C1 rotates. The most distinctive characteristic of this bone is the strong odontoid process (dens) which rises perpendicularly from the upper surface of the body. The body is deeper in front than behind, and prolonged downward anteriorly so as to overlap the upper and front part of the third vertebra.
Injuries to C-1 and C-2 can result in a loss of many involuntary functions including the ability to breathe, necessitating breathing aids such as ventilators or diaphragmatic pacemakers.
C4 (cervical vertebra)
The fourth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top. Injuries above the C-4 level may require a ventilator for the person to breathe properly.
C5
5th cervical vertabrae down from the base of the skull, found in the neck. C5 injuries often maintain shoulder and biceps control, but have no control at the wrist or hand.
C6 (cervical vertebra)
The sixth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top. The next-to-last of the seven cervical vertebrae. An injury to the spinal cord between C6 and C7 vertebrae is called a C6-7 injury. These injuries generally allow wrist control, but no hand function.
C7 or vertebra prominens
The most distinctive characteristic of this vertebra is the existence of a long and prominent spinous process, hence the name vertebra prominens. In some subjects, the seventh cervical vertebra is associated with an abnormal pair of ribs, known as cervical ribs. These ribs are usually small, but may occasionally compress blood vessels (such as the subclavian artery) or nerves in the brachial plexus, causing unpleasant symptoms. C-7 and T-1 can straighten their arms but still may have dexterity problems with the hand and fingers. Injuries at the thoracic level and below result in paraplegia, with the hands not affected.
C8
Although there are seven cervical vertebrae (C1-C7), there are eight cervical nerves (C1-C8). All nerves except C8 emerge above their corresponding vertebrae, while the C8 nerve emerges below the C7 vertebra. In other words C8 is a nerve root not a vertebrae.

Thoracic Vertebrae (T1- T12)

Human vertebra picture
The thoracic vertebrae increase in size from T1 through T12 and represent the 12 thoracic vertebrae. The thoracic vertebrae are situated between the cervical (neck) vertebrae and the lumbar vertebrae. These thoracic vertebrae provide attachment for the ribs and make up part of the back of the thorax or chest. Damage or SCI's above the T1 vertebra affects the arms and the legs. Injuries below the T1 vertebra affect the legs and trunk below the injury, but usually do not affect the arms and hands.
Paralysis of the legs is called paraplegia.
Paralysis of the arms AND legs is called quadriplegia.
T-1 to T-8
Most often control of the hands, but poor trunk control as the result of lack of abdominal muscle control.
T-9 to T-12
Allow good trunk control and abdominal muscle control. Lumbar and Sacral injuries yield decreasing control of the hip flexors and legs. Individuals with SCI also experience other changes. For example, they may experience dysfunction of the bowel and bladder.

Lumbar Vertebrae (L1- L5)
The lumbar vertebrae graduate in size from L1 through L5. These vertebrae bear much of the body's weight and related biomechanical stress.
The lumbar vertebrae are the largest segments of the movable part of the vertebral column, and are characterized by the absence of the foramen transversarium within the transverse process, and by the absence of facets on the sides of the body.
Some individuals have four lumbar vertebrae, while others have six. Lumbar disorders that normally affect L5 will affect L4 or L6 in these individuals.
L1
The first lumbar vertebra is at the level as the ninth rib. This level is also called the important transpyloric plane, since the pylorus of the stomach is at this level.
L3 - L5
A lot of motion in the back is divided between these five motion segments with segments L3 - L4 and L4 - L5 taking most of the stress. L3 - L4 and L4 - L5 segments are most likely to breakdown from wear and tear causing such conditions as Osteoarthritis.
L4 - L5 and L5 - S1
The most likely to herniate (herniated disc, bulging disk, compressed disk, herniated intervertebral disk, herniated nucleus pulposus, prolapsed disk, ruptured disk, slipped disk). The effects of this can cause pain and numbness that can radiate through the leg and extend down to the feet (sciatica).
L5
The fifth lumbar vertebra is the most common site of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.

Sacral Spine (s1 - S5)
The Sacrum is located behind the pelvis. Five bones (abbreviated S1 through S5) fused into a triangular shape, form the sacrum. The sacrum fits between the two hipbones connecting the spine to the pelvis located just below the lumbar vertebrae.
It consists of four or five sacral vertebrae in a child, which become fused into a single bone after age 26. The sacrum forms the back wall of the pelvic girdle and moves with it.
The first three vertebrae in the sacral have transverse processes which come together to form wide lateral wings called alae. These alae articulate with the blades of the pelvis (ilium).
As part of the pelvic girdle, the sacrum forms the back wall of the pelvis and also forms joints at the hip bone called the sacroiliac joints. The sacrum contains a series of four openings on each side through which the sacral nerves and blood vessels run. The sacral canal runs down the center of the sacrum and represents the end of the vertebral canal.
Back pain or leg pain (sciatica) can typically arise due to injury where the lumbar spine and sacral region connect (at L5 - S1) because this section of the spine is subjected to a large amount of stress and twisting.
People with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis are inclined to develop stress fractures and fatigue fractures in the sacrum.
The sacrum is shaped diferent in males and females. In females the sacrum is shorter and wider than in males.
The bottom of the spinal column is called the coccyx or tailbone. It consists of 3-5 bones that are fused together in an adult. Many muscles connect to the coccyx.

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