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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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. …

“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…

English Class @ Remand Home

English Class @ Remand Home

We worked with worksheets to facilitate the development of speaking in the English language, and then worked on translating words from Kiswahili to english while looking at grammatical tenses….

Translating Swahili to English @ Remand Home

Translating Swahili to English @ Remand Home

We continue the successful work that has started the past weeks. This report covers two activities of the same kind as part of a string (Tue, 30.01. / Fri, 02.02.). Like the past weeks, it is still a …

Translating Swahili to English @ Remand Home

Translating Swahili to English @ Remand Home

We continue the successful work that has started the past weeks. This report covers two activities of the same kind as part of a string (Tue, 23.02. / Fri, 26.02., each from 10 am to 12 pm).

It turne…

Self-Confidence Lesson @ Remand Home

Self-Confidence Lesson @ Remand Home

Self-confidence is such a grounding aspect of the self. It is the root that anchors our self worth, self esteem and our ability to express ourselves fearlessly and authentically. In our session, we hi…

Open Session @ Remand Home

Open Session @ Remand Home

This open session was intended to encourage children to draw. They got inspirations by volunteers who provided examples of drawings that can express emotions or thoughts dominating the children’s curr…

Translating Swahili to English @ Remand Home

Translating Swahili to English @ Remand Home

The purpose of this activity was to introduce a different way of teaching by using Swahili language in addition to pictures. Students did have to name the English term based on either the image or Swa…

Life skills on Emotions @ Remand Home

Life skills on Emotions @ Remand Home

It was a great chance to talk about emotions with kids. We prepared a sheet for everyone. The sheet shows different pictures of emotions and talk about those. Kids and volunteers talked about their ow…

Year End Recap @ Remand Home

Year End Recap @ Remand Home

The purpose of the year-end open review was to evaluate the program’s impact on the boys and girls at the Remand Home, assess their feedback, and identify areas for improvement and growth for the upco…

English Class “Use of Apostrophe” @ Remand Home

English Class “Use of Apostrophe” @ Remand Home

The purpose of the activity was to introduce and teach the concept of shortening words or statements using apostrophes, engaging students in practical, hands-on exercises that reinforce learning throu…

The Life Tree Concept @ Remand Home

The Life Tree Concept @ Remand Home

The concept of the life tree aims to shed light on uncomfortable emotions. Similar to the roots of a tree, these emotions provide depth, and we can use the experiences gained from them to improve how …

Chapati Festival at the Kisumu Children Remand Home

Chapati Festival at the Kisumu Children Remand Home

We had an eventful day, having an opportunity with the children at the remand home. It was a timely and long awaited moment to share knowledge, fun, food and other activities.
The day began very earl…

English Class “Dictation” @ Remand Home

English Class “Dictation” @ Remand Home

The purpose of the exercise was to assess and improve the spelling skills of kids through a dictation exercise, creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for students to enhance their sp…

Open Life Skills Session at the Remand Home

Open Life Skills Session at the Remand Home

We had an open discussion about the common challenges young people are facing in the community, especially the boys. This was a personal question and everyone had an opportunity to express himself.

Talentshow @ Kisumu Children Remand Home

Talentshow @ Kisumu Children Remand Home

Our purpose to facilitate the talent show at the Remand Home was to give the children a chance to perform and express their talents. Our aim was to plan a day that lightens up their moods and empowers…

Case Conference @ Kisumu Remand Home

Case Conference @ Kisumu Remand Home

The Case Conference is an important element of the Social Work that Better Me does in the Remand Home. It is an indispensable part regarding the different cooperations that the Remand Home has with se…

English Lesson “Homophones” @ Remand Home

English Lesson “Homophones” @ Remand Home

Students learnt about homophones. After explicitly discussing what it is and brainstorming, we conducted three different activities. 1 – worksheet, 2 – exploring a picture book with homophones, 3 – wo…

English Lesson “Antonyms” @ Remand Home

English Lesson “Antonyms” @ Remand Home

The students learnt about Antonyms which are opposite words. We participated in multiple activities to consolidate the different words they were learning. The activities included worksheets, writing i…

Remand Home English Lesson

Remand Home English Lesson

The purpose of this english lesson at Remand Home was to help students to recap and revise their knowledge of last weeks grammar, spelling and topic of the human body, as well as teach students how to…

Case Conference

Case Conference

The purpose of this case conference was to gather all the partnering organisations that work with the Remand Home to discuss past, current and future cases that are being handled. …

Emotions in Football

Emotions in Football

Teaching the children ways to deal with negative emotions and how to keep a positive mindset through examples in football…

Case Conference

Case Conference

The purpose of this case conference at the Remand Home was to assess and evaluate past cases and address new cases that …

Remand Home Life skills Session on Critical Thinking

Remand Home Life skills Session on Critical Thinking

During this session we discussed the topic of critical thinking. This
included the 5 steps of critical thinking; decision making, problem
solving, reasoning, evaluation and analyzing. Ruth Obilo and Y…