Category: Corona Virus Pandemic – Africa

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THE MALE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Depression is among the most common mental illnesses globally, affecting more than 1.9 million people in Kenya alone. In the past decade, cases of suicide in the country have risen…
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Winners of the Mental Health Challenge

In September 2020 Blink International launched an exciting challenge open to ambitious artists and advocates in the photography and videography field. This was an opportunity for young people to present…
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Lifeskills That Empower Future Generations.

December 2020, Nairobi Kenya. The COVID-19 Pandemic left 1.6 billion children out of school. When the first case was reported in Kenya, all learning institutions were closed to help protect…
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A YEARNING FOR CHANGE #ENDSARS

END SARS PROTESTS The END SARS movement started in 2017 as a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand that the Nigerian government disband the security unit. With Nigerians…
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Mental Health Photography Challenge

In response to the recently commemorated Mental Health Awareness Day on 10th October, Blink International is collecting visual information on the state of mental health in different African communities. In…
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World Mental Health Day 2020.

Has COVID-19 increased awareness of neglected mental health concerns? “You’re just looking for attention” “Just man up!” “It’s all in your head” “Just try to be positive!” “Suicide is so…
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – BLINK ROSTER

If you are enthusiastic, willing to be on the ground and motivated to learn as much as possible then you are the ideal candidate to join our Mission. We are…
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The plight of children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governments worldwide have closed schools indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 6th, 2020, The Government of Kenya’s decision to close all education facilities until January 2021 as a…
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Opinion Piece – ‘Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere’

On the 26th Of June 2020, Talk Africa published an article written by Blinks Executive Director, Tanya Maringo. The article is a call to action for all Africans and people…
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Blink Youth Evaluator Training

On the 1st of June 2020. Six youth from Gataka Settlement were selected to conduct a household survey of the needs within their community. This was not only a data-gathering…
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