Archive for September 2021
The Media and Children’s Rights
Universal Access to Information Take a moment to reflect on who you were two years ago and who you are right now. Are you the same person? I know I am not! The difference between the person you were two years back and who you are at the moment greatly relies on the information and…Read More
What Financial Advice Would You Offer to Young Professionals?
Over the weekend I caught up with a former classmate who I had not spoken to in a while. Among the issues that dominated our conversation was money management especially as young professionals. I made it my mission to find out what those who have been in employment for a longer period had to say…Read More
Tips and Tricks from our Senior Marketing Manager My first encounter with the word ‘criticism’ or rather ‘critique’ was as a young child, watching the animated movie Ratattouille. The movie told the story of a rat with an exquisite palette that found himself in the restaurant kitchen of a chef, who was trying to impress…Read More
What Is our Children’s Perception of Your Brand During This Pandemic?
By Gerry Gitonga, General Counsel, Akili Network I believe this will be a question that will pop up in one way or another into the minds of the children of today when they are older and the Covid pandemic has been consigned into the annals of history. But it is a question that parents and…Read More
How Are You Doing Today?
The Mental Wellness Series Let me tell you a story… There’s this guy who works at the gym I go to; whenever I walk in, he will always ask with a smile…”How are you doing today Sharon?” I know this may be a formality but his tone of voice always suggests otherwise. I always tell him…Read More
How Can Employers Best Support Working Parents?
Striking a balance between professional life and family can be tasking. That is why organizations should work towards creating more parent-friendly environments that will ease the strain on working parents. This past week I sat down with parents at Akili Network to get their opinion on how employers, including Akili Network, can best support working parents. This is…Read More
Why is Diversity in Children’s Media Important? – Part 1
More often than not, we don’t realise how much what we choose to expose kids to, plays a key role in modelling them. According to a report conducted in North America by Lemish & Johnson (2019), 65% of what children (up to age 12) watch consisted of white characters. Out of the 65%, most female…Read More
Akili Kids! Presents Spelling Bee; The Show
Upon getting to the event venue at The WestGate Shopping Mall it was somewhat of a surreal moment watching our very first event come to life. There was Blue Band finishing up packing of healthy breakfast boxes for our attendees, on the far right Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital was busy setting up their equipment ready to offer free medical…Read More