University Of East Anglia [Chevening Scholarship]

DATE: Tuesday, 11th September 2018.

TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm

VENUE: British Council Kenya, 5 Upper Hill Road

ENTRY: FREE

DESCRIPTION

University of East Anglia (UEA), Chevening Scholarship and the British Council Present:
“Is the World Moving Forward? Ideas and Numbers in International Development”
The University of East Anglia (UEA), Chevening Scholarship and the British Council invite you to join them for a guest lecture, introducing the subject of International Development and how to be successful in your Chevening Scholarship application.
Dr Lucio Esposito (Senior Lecturer in International Development at UEA) will discuss historical and conceptual issues within International Development as well as providing up to date statistics and data from the sector. The University of East Anglia is a UK Top 15 (Times 2018) and World Top 200 University (THE World University Rankings 2018) and is considered a world leader in Development Studies, ranked 15th in the world for this subject area (QS World Rankings 2018).
Following the lecture, Aparna Patil from the British High Commission will introduce the Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK with a fully-funded scholarship. Grace Muchunu an alumnus of both UEA and Chevening will discuss her experiences and the session will end with a Q&A.
Any questions regarding this event should be forwarded to j.whaley@uea.ac.uk

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The Power Puff Girls Awards

INFO:

As part of the Powerpuff Girls’ 20th Anniversary, Cartoon Network Africa places focus on recognizing and celebrating young girls, from all walks of life, who want to shape the future with their creativity and innovation.

The PPG Awards, launching in August 2018, have been created to celebrate and empower young girls in Africa, between the ages of nine and 14, who are looking for a platform to showcase their super-powers.

These girls are ordinary little girls with superhero skills who have great ideas to change their world. Split into three categories, each representing The Powerpuff Girls’ characters, entrants will be able to submit projects in the Science and Tech Inventor, Social Helper and Artistic Creator categories.

Cartoon Network is teaming up with the African arm of the international NGO, Save The Children, pioneers for children’s rights, as well as Africa’s very own Powerpuff Girl, Toya Delazy, in their quest to find some of Africa’s young, amazing, girl heroes. They will be creating awareness about The PPG Awards by visiting schools across South Africa and Kenya, disrupting the superhero myth and showing them that young girls can save the world!

Each award category has been built on the inner power and special ability of each of the three super-cute, super-fierce Powerpuff Girls. The Buttercup Award targets girls who celebrate excellence in science and technology by developing an invention that has raised the bar, turning her vision into a reality. The Bubbles Award will go to a girl who is always using her imagination to create artistic pieces, in any form, that is original and represents girl’s empowerment. And finally, The Blossom Award will be awarded to the entrant that is smart, positive and has a strong moral compass, someone who makes a remarkable difference for the greater good, teaches awe-inspiring lessons and wishes to take their idea further.

Entries for the awards open from Wednesday, 15 August to Monday, 15 October 2018. Specific guidelines for each category, and the terms and conditions for entry, can be found on The PPG Awards website, from Wednesday, 15 August 2018 when the competition goes live. Winners will be announced at the end of October and will receive their award at an awards ceremony held in Johannesburg in the beginning of November. Each winner, from each of the three categories, will receive $1 500 to help bring their award-winning entry to life with the help of a dedicated mentor, including Toya Delazy as the Artistic Creator mentor.

Save The Children is a Child Rights Organisation which aims to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats its children.

DEADLINE: Monday, 15 October 2018

Stanford in Nairobi [Knight-Hennessy Scholars Information Session]

DATE: Thursday, August 30, 2018.

TIME: 7:00am-8:00am

VENUE: iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza, Lenana Rd./Galana Rd. Junction

ENTRY: Free, Open to public; registration required. https://apply.knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/register/Nairobi2018

DESCRIPTION

Please join us to learn more about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University. Each Knight-Hennessy Scholar will receive full financial support to pursue a degree in any of the 145+ graduate programs at Stanford – from PhDs in education, engineering, humanities, and sciences to professional degrees like JD, MBA, MD, or MFA.

Our online application is now open for fall 2019 enrollment and is due September 12, 2018, at 1:00pm Pacific Time. You are eligible to apply if you earned (or will earn) your bachelor’s degree in 2014 or later. For U.S. military (active or veteran) applicants, you are eligible if you earned your bachelor’s degree in 2012 or later.

The event will include a presentation covering Stanford University, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, and the admission process. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions of an Admission Officer.

If you would like to learn more about Knight-Hennessy Scholars but cannot attend the session, please stay in touch.

View The Longest Blood Moon Eclipse Of The 21st Century

| DATE: Friday 27th July 2018.

| TIME: The time of greatest eclipse will be 4:21 p.m. EDT (2021 GMT) on July 27, according to EarthSky.org. The total eclipse will last from 3:30 p.m. to 5:13 p.m. EDT (1930 to 2113 GMT). The eclipse will be visible from eastern South America as it is ending, and from Australia as it is beginning.

| VENUE: Indian Ocean Region, Africa

INFO

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century takes place tomorrow.

The total phase of the “blood moon” eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth’s natural satellite will turn a spectacular red or ruddy-brown color. From start to finish, the entire celestial event will last nearly 4 hours.

The eclipse will not be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts. But observers in much of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region will get an eyeful, given cooperative weather, according to lunar scientist Noah Petro, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Unlike with solar eclipses, you need no special equipment to observe lunar eclipses. These latter events, which occur when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow, are safe to view directly with the naked eye, telescopes or binoculars.

The moon turns deep red or reddish brown during eclipses, instead of going completely dark. That’s because some of the sunlight going through Earth’s atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon’s surface.

Nominate Your Favorite Artists | Groove Awards 2018

| INFO

Kenya’s most prestigious and recognized gospel awards, Groove Awards, is here once again and for the first time ever, the public will get a chance to participate in the nomination process through the Groove website.

Between the 24th and 31st of May 2018, fans will have the opportunity to directly nominate their favourite songs and artists. The full list of nominees will then be made available on the 6th of June 2018 at the Groove Nomination Night; followed by a high profile red carpet 13th Annual Groove Awards gala on the 24th of June 2018.

Now in it’s 13th year in Kenya, the 2018 edition will see artists compete across 23 different categories, 18 of these being people’s choice categories, voted for mainly by the public, and an additional 5 as special merit categories. Voting is currently underway online or by dialing *811# in Kenya and following the prompts. Award categories are as below; –

Artist of the Year
Teens Choice Song of the Year
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Reggae/Ragga Song of the Year
Praise & Worship Song of the Year
Collabo of the Year
Music Video of the Year
Dance Style/Song
Media Personality
HypeMan / MC of the Year
Breakthrough DJ /VJ of the Year
Eastern Counties Song of the Year
Western Counties Song of the Year
Rift Counties Song of the Year
Nyanza Counties Song of the Year
Central Counties Song of the Year
Coastal Counties Song of the Year

This year’s theme, “Rebuild, Restore, Reclaim”, is taken from Nehemiah 2:17-18, and is a bold call to rebuild the areas in our lives that are broken.