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October 10, 2017


Asset Based Community Development or “ABCD” is a term coined by John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA in their book Building communities from the inside out: A path toward findi...

September 15, 2017

Maslow's Hierachy of Needs focuses on achieving one need before you can go on to achieve the next need. You start off with the basic needs then then climb up to self-actualization.

But life doesn’t follow a straight line; it’s much messier than that (Pamela R Routledge)...

September 12, 2017



During the course, there was a lot of information that was presented; the following are some of the head knowledge that caught my eye:

We all at one point or the other have...

September 9, 2017

The River of Life is a story depicting the most important times in my life. These are moments that shaped me and I would like to share this with you...

The River starts from the bottom with:


The river is smooth and with one color, you can see green trees, moun...

September 1, 2017


This are learning priorities that I have set for myself at the start of the course, and these may also change as the course goes on and new ideas and priority areas come up due to my continued learning:

I. Overall Priorities:

1. Understand what is Asse...

August 31, 2017

Who I Am

I am a spirited, well-educated, spiritual, artistic woman, mother, wife and development change maker leader. I come from Kenya, where I work as a community developer on child rights and child protection in the capacity of the Regional Coordinator-Coast for the...

July 1, 2017

My decision to study at COADY Institute and the impact it will have on my leadership in the community:

COADY International Institute is one of the world's most renowned learning centers that focuses on leadership, and takes in leaders from various countries around the w...

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