Posts by Nelly Rupande
Akili Kids! Introduces Akili Fam!
As a Community Manager who often interacts with Akili Kids! parents and caregivers, it’s always refreshing to see how invested adults are in these shows that are curated for children. But it comes as no surprise, between work, parenting, house chores and other errands, parents/caregivers are trying hard to find whatever opportunity there is to spend some…Read More
A First of its Kind in Kenya
Akili Network’s Protective Advertising Policy I get to spend the third Saturday of every month with my 7 year old nephew. This is also the one day of the month where I have a 7 year old ‘take charge of my life’ telling me what to do, where to eat, what to eat..the list is…Read More
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
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
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
Academic Giants? How About Well-Round Students Instead?
Most of what I remember from my primary school days was the heavy emphasis on academic performance which led me to believe that any minute not spent studying was a minute wasted. I felt guilty for sleeping or even going to the pitch to play after school hours. Towards the end of my primary school…Read More
Looking Back Through The Years And Expecting More From Children’s Media.
The year is 2009. I had just gotten home for the August holidays and my cousins who had come to visit, were raving on and on about this new platform. I quickly got my phone and in a matter of minutes they helped me download the application, fill in my details and open my very…Read More
Bringing Your Hopes And Dreams To Life!
The joy of making it through college despite numerous adversities is unmatched! Everyone, from graduates to family members have been looking forward to this very moment, a graduation day filled with photoshoots, dinners, and lunches to celebrate the milestone. But no one really prepares graduates for what is set to come. The uncertainty that comes…Read More
Is Necessity the Mother of Innovation?
A Dive into Edutainment, Public Health and Fintech Industries in Kenya. Last week our Head of Production Ms. Kaburo Kobia together with Ms. Cythia Wandia who is CEO & Co-Founder of Kwara a leading Fintech Company and Dr. Kelvin Odongo Pharmacist and Head of concierge at Checkups Medical Hub, sat on a panel hosted by Strathmore University Law School in conjunction with the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre to discuss the…Read More