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…

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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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

Introductory Session: Kudho Secondary School

Introductory Session: Kudho Secondary School

Since it was the first session with the group, the idea was to introduce the Youth Unleashed Mentorship Program to the group of Form 1 and Form 2 Boys.
We also wanted to find out what topics the stude…

Open Session @ St. Williams Education Centre

Open Session @ St. Williams Education Centre

This was the initial session with the students at the St. Williams primary. Specifically for the 7th and 8th grade however Madda and me have picked grade 8. After a short introduction by the volunteer…

Art Therapy Session on Self-Reflection @ Korando

Art Therapy Session on Self-Reflection @ Korando

The aim of art therapy session at Korando is to help raise the consciousness of the children by helping them become aware of their essence and true identity. Nature, being the bigger reflection of thi…

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…

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…

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 …

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.

Achego Orphanage Chapati Festival

Achego Orphanage Chapati Festival

Chapati Festival is a quarterly activity we run in partnership with Jijenge youth organization to reach out to the less privileged. It is composed of entertainment, opportunity to share delicious meal…

Korando School Closing Ceremony 3rd Term 2023

Korando School Closing Ceremony 3rd Term 2023

The celebration day of the school marked the last day of the academic year and signaled the beginning of the holidays. We played games, held a celebration ceremony, and organized lunch….

Life Skill Session @ Shauri Mojo Primary

Life Skill Session @ Shauri Mojo Primary

The purpose of our life skills session at Shauri Moyo was to facilitate an interactive talk and activities toward the topic of healthy relationships. Our aim was to give the students a general idea of…

St Williams Life Skills Session on Boundaries

St Williams Life Skills Session on Boundaries

The lesson objective was helping the students understand what boundaries are. We explored what physical, emotional and spiritual boundaries are. They wrote down what each of their own boundaries are i…

St Williams Life Skills Session on Hygiene

St Williams Life Skills Session on Hygiene

The purpose of this life skills session at St Williams Primary School was to educate the students on the importance of personal hygiene and how to best stay hygienic. …

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…

Korando Life Skills Session

Korando Life Skills Session

This life skills session at Korando Education Centre is held on a weekly basis for the purpose of enhancing and educatin…

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…

Homeless of Kisumu

Homeless of Kisumu

Back in August a group of young people sat around the table in the...