Day 2 of Psychological First Aid Counselling Session with Red Cross and Volunteers.

We held a second day of Psychological First Aid with a second group of Red Cross first responders staff.
1) We again used speed dating to try a cathartic method of emotional release. From yesterday’s …

Activity Reports

Swimming Lesson with Grade 7 @ Korando

Swimming Lesson with Grade 7 @ Korando

We started the swimming lessons with grade 7 by trying to build the water confidence. An important part of water confidence is to learn that the water will carry you and that you need to stay calm. On…

English Class with the Younger Boys @ Remand Home

English Class with the Younger Boys @ Remand Home

We started the class by reviewing the present continuous tense. We explained how this tense is formed and when it is used, providing signal words such as “at the moment,” “now,” and “next weekend.” Af…

Swimming Lesson with Grade 8 @ Korando

Swimming Lesson with Grade 8 @ Korando

We met with the entire class at the Korando Educational Center and then walked to the swimming pool. Everyone changed into appropriate swimwear, and we divided the class into two groups. Lucy supervis…

Life Skill Session @ Paul Wanjigi Alpine

Life Skill Session @ Paul Wanjigi Alpine

After being welcomed by the school administration, we had our first session as a panel discussion. This was led by Laura and Jule. They explained the difference in education systems between Kenya and …

English Class with Younger Boys @ Remand Home

English Class with Younger Boys @ Remand Home

We started by reviewing the simple present tense. We went over when to use it, how to form it, and the negative form. Then, we introduced the present continuous tense, explaining when to use it and th…

Case Conference @ Remand Home

Case Conference @ Remand Home

Recently, a case conference was held at the remand facility, bringing together a diverse group of partners to discuss and review the ongoing cases they are handling. The main goal of this meeting was …

Theory Swimming Class with Grade 7 & 8 @ Korando

Theory Swimming Class with Grade 7 & 8 @ Korando

This theoretical lesson about swimming was a preparation for the practice lessons, which are starting next week on Monday. During this lesson, we gave the students a little overview of what is going t…

Mental Health Awareness Month 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month 2024

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month with the theme “Making Mental Health and Wellbeing a Global Priority,” we organized a team bonding and wellness session with our partners Jijenge and Homel…

Self-Care Routine @ Remand Home

Self-Care Routine @ Remand Home

The dedicated topic of discussion was self-care routines among young people, with a particular focus on both physical and mental self-care. The session aimed to address the common tendency to prioriti…

Life Skill Session on Discipline @ Kudho Secondary

Life Skill Session on Discipline @ Kudho Secondary

The school requested that we do a topic on discipline, so we developed questions to handle the session. First, we aimed to understand what discipline means, the difference between discipline and punis…

World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024

World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024

The primary purpose of this activity was to commemorate World Menstrual Hygiene Day by raising awareness about menstrual hygiene management and providing support to young girls in the Nyangande commun…

Africa Day 2024 Celebrations in Kisumu County

Africa Day 2024 Celebrations in Kisumu County

On the 25th of May each year, the world observes Africa Day, a celebration of the richness and vibrancy of Africa. This day marks the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on the 25th o…

Menstrual Hygiene Lesson @ Korando

Menstrual Hygiene Lesson @ Korando

The menstrual hygiene class aimed to spread knowledge and awareness about the menstrual cycle, menstrual products, and body empowerment (pain, cramps, etc.). We started by showing the female reproduct…

Life Skill & Outdoor Activity @ Remand Home

Life Skill & Outdoor Activity @ Remand Home

Life Skills class: first-aid class about injury and infection. With images and drawings, we explained the different layers of the skin, how to clean a superficial and deep wound, and the different ste…

English Class (Older Boys) @ Remand Home

English Class (Older Boys) @ Remand Home

First, we corrected the exercises that were done last Friday (in the previous lesson). After that, we handed out two exercises: one about synonyms and one about opposites. The students completed these…

English Class with Older Boys @ Remand Home

English Class with Older Boys @ Remand Home

First, we started with a grammar exercise. Anna explained the comparative and the superlative to the class. After this, they started the exercise. When the students finished, they got a vocabulary exe…

English Class with Younger Boys @ Remand Home

English Class with Younger Boys @ Remand Home

We started the lesson by introducing the new topic to the class, which was homophones. We gave the students different examples of homophones, and they tried to explain the meaning of each word in Engl…

Sunrise Hike to the Korando Hills

Sunrise Hike to the Korando Hills

Today, our team, along with our dedicated volunteers and friends from Penn State University and Homeless of Kisumu, embarked on a refreshing sunrise hike to Korando Hills. The primary goal of this act…

YUMP Session (B) @ Ken Obura Secondary School

YUMP Session (B) @ Ken Obura Secondary School

We conducted an introductory YUMP (Youth Unleashed Mentorship Program) session at Ken Obura Secondary School. The primary focus of this session was to introduce the program and discuss the first topic…

International Day of Families 2024

International Day of Families 2024

The International Day of Families is observed on May 15 each year. It was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to reflect the importance that the international community places on…

Team Wellness Session: Family Shields

Team Wellness Session: Family Shields

Family shields serve as a powerful tool for team building by providing a visual representation of shared values, heritage, and aspirations within a family or group. These symbols not only instill a se…

Children Advisory Committee Meeting

Children Advisory Committee Meeting

The Children’s Advisory Committee is a body established under Section 41 of the Children Act 2022 to regulate, coordinate, and oversee children’s services. The Council is also mandated to advise the G…

Art Class “Works of Magritte” with Korando Kids

Art Class “Works of Magritte” with Korando Kids

The purpose of the art class was centered on exploring the works of Magritte. The activity aimed to introduce children to the world of art, nurturing their creativity and imagination. Moreover, the ac…

Life Skill Lesson @ Remand Home

Life Skill Lesson @ Remand Home

We had a life skills lesson with all the kids combined. The topic of discussion was mindset. Before we introduced it, we reviewed what we had learned the previous Wednesday, as it had some correlation…

Hospital Vocabulary @ Remand Home

Hospital Vocabulary @ Remand Home

Had an English session with the young kids. We discussed hospitals and their vocabulary, and I provided them with many hospital-related words. We also translated the words into Swahili to help them un…

Mind Education @ Remand Home

Mind Education @ Remand Home

We had a life skills lesson with the older kids, organized them for the class, and then started the session. We gave a brief introduction to what Better Me as an organization does and the kind of ment…

“Pablo Picasso” Art Class @ Korando School

“Pablo Picasso” Art Class @ Korando School

Today’s art theme was Pablo Picasso. Besides artwork, this class was meant to inform the kids about Pablo Picasso, who is considered the greatest artist of the 20th century. He painted in a number of …

Dewo Ngima Term 1 Review

Dewo Ngima Term 1 Review

The idea was to conduct counseling sessions for our bursary-program sponsored children. These sessions enable us to understand social issues that our students face that may affect their ability to eng…

English Class on “Plural” @ Remand Home

English Class on “Plural” @ Remand Home

The class started with some stretching to make everyone alert. Then it proceeded with an explanation on the board, first about regular plural form and then about the irregular plural form, which was t…

Chapati Festival @ Ebenezer Children’s Home

Chapati Festival @ Ebenezer Children’s Home

Upon arrival, all the kids, staff of the Children’s home, and volunteers gathered in the hall for introductions and a time for spiritual nourishment. We later developed groups called “knowledge academ…

Sport for Wellness Easter Edition @ Remand Home

Sport for Wellness Easter Edition @ Remand Home

The engagement was a platform for showing how children within statutory institutions can be responsible in terms of behavior and how they can deal with social issues they are facing in the community. …

Life Skills Lesson on Peer Pressure @ Remand Home

Life Skills Lesson on Peer Pressure @ Remand Home

We started the lesson by introducing the topic of peer pressure to them. We discussed different types of peers and both positive and negative peer pressure. At the end, we engaged in a discussion abou…

Team Building Session with Homeless of Kisumu

Team Building Session with Homeless of Kisumu

We had the opportunity to do a joint team-building workshop lead by Zoey, Katrin, and Freja with our partners at Homeless of Kisumu. The day was filled with many laughs during all the fun games and th…

Jihimarishe Festival @ Remand Home

Jihimarishe Festival @ Remand Home

The day was filled with a series of events, starting with a career class aimed at exposing the minors to careers they may not have imagined. They had the opportunity to learn about careers that align …

Life Skills Lesson on Feelings @ Remand Home

Life Skills Lesson on Feelings @ Remand Home

At the beginning, we played a game by rolling the dice and answering one of six questions we had written on the board. Following this, we engaged in a discussion about feelings and how to handle them …

Courtesy Call to New Homeless of Kisumu Hub

Courtesy Call to New Homeless of Kisumu Hub

Homeless of Kisumu inaugurated a new office, which serves as a safe space and hub for numerous programs targeting young people and women. It functions as a central platform for knowledge exchange, cap…

English Class on Future Tense @ Remand Home

English Class on Future Tense @ Remand Home

The class was taught how to use the future tense in English. Initially, a thorough explanation was provided on the board, collectively discussing the usage of “will,” “will not,” and “going to” in com…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Considering that this is a globally recognized day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, we deliberately directed our attention towards determining if rural…

Team Building Fun Session @ Jijenge Youth

Team Building Fun Session @ Jijenge Youth

We completed part one of a two part activity on Thursday. We facilitated a very fun team competition to illustrate team work and how people can work to achieve the same goals in different ways. The da…

Vision and Goal Setting @ Remand Home

Vision and Goal Setting @ Remand Home

The activity was held to help the kids know their goals, desires, and their visions for the future. We introduced the lesson to the kids by defining what goals and vision meant. We gave examples in ea…

“Rugby Roar” English Lesson @ The Remand Home

“Rugby Roar” English Lesson @ The Remand Home

This week, we began Chapter Two of “Rugby Roar” with the older class at the Remand Home. We kicked off with a game, followed by a review of both old and new vocabulary. Then, we read through the first…

Rugby Roar English Class @ Remand Home

Rugby Roar English Class @ Remand Home

We used the unknown words from last weeks reading of Rugby Roar, to facilitate more English teaching. We played fishbowl, talked about the words, and completed written sentences. …

Kids Camp @ Korando Educational Centre

Kids Camp @ Korando Educational Centre

We planned and hosted a camp for kids from PP1 to Grade 4. It consisted of three hours of both Kenyan and American children’s games, including duck duck goose, red light green light, and ninja. We con…

Academic Success and O.K.Rs @ Kuoyo Secondary

Academic Success and O.K.Rs @ Kuoyo Secondary

There were two focuses of this session. There was a YUMP talk given about Academic success and O.K.R.s in HighSchool. There was also a survey conducted with 20 girls about menstrual hygiene. …

Decision Making in 6 Steps @ Korando

Decision Making in 6 Steps @ Korando

We taught our decision making in 6 steps as a YUMP session at Korando. We discussed how to differentiate between a good and bad decision and how to approach big decisions in life. …

Time Management @ St. Williams

Time Management @ St. Williams

This talk was held to help kids to be able to plan through and run their errands effectively while considering the time factor in all their daily activities. Train them on how to properly carry out …

“Topical Review” English Class @ Remand Home

“Topical Review” English Class @ Remand Home

We had a class with the little kids, reviewing two topics that we had taught earlier. This was done to check whether the kids could recall what they had been taught. It was really necessary for the ki…

Cultural Competency @ Jijenge Youth

Cultural Competency @ Jijenge Youth

-The purpose of this talk was to educate the youths on the role of cultural competence as the ability of an individual to understand and respect values, attitudes, beliefs, and mores that differ acros…