Children’s Media And Edutainment
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
Customer Service: Hearing Less and Listening More
Ask anyone what comes to mind when they think of customer service. You will most likely hear phrases like, “Being kind and polite to customers”, “Always smiling and being nice” or “Relating well with customers”. This is definitely true, but not entirely. Formerly, customer service primarily focused on ensuring that clients got the service they…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
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
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
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