I've had some questions about the Birthing Circle this week and so I wanted to tell you a bit more about what it is all about. The way I would describe it is that the Birthing Circle is a close small virtual circle that will support you to make a new (or revised) change making project a reality. Although we meet online by the wondrous power of technology (which means you can join us wherever in … [Read more...] about What is the Birthing Circle and why should you join?
The idea is all over the place Sometimes we feel truly called to make a difference and have a brilliant, even revolutionary idea but struggle to refine and nurture it. If you feel your idea may be suffering from over thinking and even over blossoming (when it just keeps on getting bigger). Stop. For now. Let the idea be and refine it. You can always keep the excess ideas in a file called … [Read more...] about Five obstacles to birthing your change making idea (and how to overcome them)
Lilly Oyare founder of Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre is a teacher and change maker based in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2003, she quit her job to help children in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest informal settlement. She had noticed that children from Kibera, were living conditions are difficult and services mostly none existent, were not well prepared when they started at primary … [Read more...] about How Lilly Oyare left her job as a teacher to help deprived children in an informal settlement in Nairobi to get an education
Ziada Abeid is my co-host in our new podcast, Change Making Women which launches this week. In our first episode I asked her to tell me about Kipilipili, a project she has established over the past year in partnership with her good friend, Basia Wellu. As she describes in the podcast the project began with the mutual desire of two friends to source products to look after their hair naturally. … [Read more...] about Kipilipili: A story of organic growth from sourcing hair products to a social enterprise which aims to help women love and accept their natural hair and looks