We boldly believe in a new era, where peace on earth is possible and where we all live in harmony with each other. For this, our programs use the universal languages of art and play to foster kindness, compassion and curiosity, while providing access to education and training. You can support our ambitious endeavour in various ways. Be it hands on the ground in Kenya as a volunteer or intern, or remotely via sponsorships and fundraisers – together we will create a better world!
We are excited to share with you our 2020 annual report, filled with love and appreciation for all your support and the incredible work our team has been able to do in Kenya! The report is available...
Around 35% of Kenya’s population is living below the poverty line. This leaves more than one-third of the entire country living on less than the $1.90 per day.
Kisumu is Kenya’s 3rd biggest city and almost half of all households are poor by national standards, with around 60% of all residents living in informal settlements and only about 18% have electric light in their houses. Only about half of all residents have a primary school certificate.
What We Do
➤ Sharing Good Ideas
We firmly believe that a simple idea has the power to change the world. Our programs focus on the forefront of innovative and out of the box ideas, that have the potential to solve some of our worlds biggest challenges. We share ideas that are worth sharing!
➤ Sharing Knowledge
Knowledge comes in various forms. While we provide access to mind-based school education, we also focus on feelings and heart-based knowledge. Through our beyond school camps, arts and sports events and unique experiences, we foster authentic self-expression, curiosity, creativity and innovative thinking.
➤ Sharing Tools
Our youth mentorship programs are designed to facilitate the rising mental-health problems that youth in Kenya face. We create safe spaces and share tools that nurture mental well-being, active listening, compassion and self-awareness, while processing traumatic experiences such as bullying, gender issues, domestic violence and peer pressure.
“I believe every single human, deep inside, is powerful beyond measure. It’s that power, that light, that we are most afraid of. With Better Me it’s our mission to support youth to unleash that light, for when we shine bright, we inspire others to do the same.”