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Change The World. #BeASpark With Spark* International

Growing up, I always knew, deep down, that I wanted to do something that made the world a better place. “Blame” it on my mother’s upbringing. Till today, she is always trying to help out whenever she can. That is why she took up a career in the service industry. As a nurse. She has always taken every opportunity to include us in her latest ‘help-the-community’ projects and we are always happy to do help, my brothers and I.

After various stints and tries and false starts in employment, I always felt very dissatisfied. My life can’t be just about this, surely, can it? What am I doing past the 8-5 that I can truly say it satisfies my heart and is of true service to others? Long sleepless nights later, it came to me. I love to read. I have always loved to read. My reading and writing skills have been my companion since I was little, as an introverted child. What if I introduced leisure reading and artwork to children? The aim being, to let children be children and take their adventures through books, which is affordable for any child from any background.

What started as a raw ‘get kids together and get them to read’ project attracted the attention of the amazing people at Spark* International (link). I never knew what to expect. I just knew that I had the passion, but I needed the guidance as well. Few years later and through a lot of hand-holding and guidance from a group of world-class mentors, I am now changing the world through the most vulnerable group of people and loving every minute of it! The children of the world. I can still re-live my childhood, have fun, and help out children in the process.

In my travels and interaction with people, I have come across people doing amazing work, changing their communities. From water related projects, to education, to caring for the elderly. These are the true leaders of our communities. The ones who have responded to the plight of their peoples, no matter how minute or mundane it seems. They grow to make the greatest assets. Case in point, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Ghandi.


You too can be a leader. A spark. A changemaker. With the guidance of Spark* International and the Spark* Kenya Changemaker family, you can change the world, one person at a time. So what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Want my advice? Please feel free to write me!

The Driest Diaper In Kenya – Pampers Baby-Dry Officially Launched

Procter & Gamble has today launched the new Pampers Baby-Dry the driest diaper now with stretchy sides into the Kenyan market. The new range of Pampers that seeks to ensure baby’s comfort is uniquely constructed with added features that are tailored to ensure baby remains dry. With features such stretchy sides and 4 layers of dryness, the diaper is a demonstration of Pampers response to the markets demands.

The new Pampers baby dry comes with stretchy sides that adapt to baby’s movements. As it is important for baby to remain comfortable throughout the night, the sides of the diaper can stretch for up to 10cm’s. Researchers have found that baby can move even up to 10 times more than adults in their sleep, and it is for this reason that Pampers have developed a diaper that ensures baby’s development is not interrupted. The diaper also comes with a super gel that absorbs and locks liquid.  This winning combination of a stretchy sides and dry diaper makes the new Pampers baby dry the best diaper for baby.

Pampers Communications Manager, Tomiwa Ajewole said the introduction of the new diaper is as a result of research and innovation and caters to the needs of mothers in Kenya. Pampers driest diaper with stretchy sides and soft outer cover, will ensure the ultimate comfort for baby.

“Mothers always want the best for their little ones. The new Pampers diaper is our driest diaper and will ensure that little ones are able to remain active and have uninterrupted sleep. Kenyan mothers have asked for a diaper that keeps baby dry and comfortable and this diaper is the perfect fit for their little ones”, said Mr. Ajewole.

“The Pampers diaper has a unique set of extra features: It is even more absorbent, has cotton-like softness, a soft outer cover – to help skin breathe while in the diaper, and stretchy sides to find the perfect fit. The stretchy sides of the diaper ensure that baby will remain dry through-out the night with no leakage.  It is simply our driest diaper now with stretchy sides. It will retail at the current price point and will be available in all sizes and comes with a concentrated core of absorbent gel material (AGM), which absorbs and locks in wetness and four dryness layers  thus keeping it away from the baby’s skin,” added Mr. Ajewole.

Speaking on the launch of the product, Dr. David Githanga, Chairman of the Kenya Paediatric Association said that diapers play a vital role in the healthy development of babies through uninterrupted sleep. Quality, uninterrupted, sleep is important for every baby and helps them wake up well rested, cheerful and ready to start the day.

He also added that “A baby makes up to 30 moves in an hour while sleeping. The new Pampers diaper is designed with stretchy sides mimic the movement of baby. This ensures that baby remains comfortable another important factor for baby to sleep through the night.”

Pampers Brand Ambassador

At the same time, the winner of a 3 months supply of diapers, was announced. Margaret Wambui and her little one received their award from Pampers Brand Ambassador, Janet Kanini.

KPA has been working together with Pampers to educate mothers on the importance of quality sleep and fresh air for their babies while offering tips on they can establish routines to ensure the same.

Pampers Happy Baby – Happy Mama Number One

Last week, I introduced you to the new Pampers Baby-Dry and what to look for in this amazing new diaper. Do you remember the features? Because we have  harped on about these cool features on our social media pages to keep reminding you. I’ll still remind you again. The features of the new Pampers Baby-Dry are:

1.    New Stretchy Sides – They grow as your tot grows
2.    New Fun Designs – Baby and mom can engage in learing during changing
3.    Super Gel – To lock in moisture
4.    4 Dryness Layers – To keep the baby’s bottom dry
5.    Soft Outer Cover – To match the softness of a baby’s body
6.    Baby Lotion – To keep your baby smelling fresh all day

We also held a competition where you, our readers, were to nominate a mom to win a Pampers Gift Hamper using the hashtag #PampersHappyBaby. We have this week’s winner!


This is Val. She is a working mom and the one thing she does not need to worry about is if her baby is having a regular change of diaper. That is why she has always gone for Pampers. Her current excitement is that Pampers Baby-Dry has improved so much including the “Stretch” factor, which ensures that as her baby grows, Pampers Baby-Dry attains the appropriately without any leaks.

First hand testimonial of a very busy and happy mom. Congratulations @NightNas!

Let’s get the nominations for this week on. Nominate a mom, and tell us why the mom deserves to win a Pampers gift hamper. Remember to use the hashtag #PampersHappyBaby and check out our Facebook Page and Twitter Profile for more nominations. Get these hampers out of my hands and let you and your bundle of joy enjoy a peaceful night and playful days with the New Pampers Baby-Dry.


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