365 Days of Passion & Purpose in Kenya – By Thomas Ogallo

For most people, when they talk about work rarely do the words family, love, greater good or purpose come to mind. Well, that is not the case with me. I have been at Better Me for well over a year...

Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, dream? – By Alessia from Italy

Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt only by the heart ♥️ Yep this has been my second time volunteering with Better Me Kenya in Korando and more than ever I...

Project #AdventureHappiness visits Korando

Mmh🤔 have you ever asked yourself "What does happiness mean to you?" and "What makes you happy?"😃  Our team of volunteers, guided by Oliver Fecht, with help of our teachers, have...

45 Hours to Korando- by Siva from Fiji Islands, South Pacific

Our journey started off in the South Pacific and across two continents to get to Korando, Kisumu. A total of 45 hours by flight. The journey was not as difficult as I would have imagined as I was accompanied by my partner who had previously visited Korando two years...

Home is where my heart is -by Tiziana from Italy

“I know it is difficult leaving the kids but remember we won’t forget them and will work towards supporting and visit them again” I might have thought that message was only a way to give me hope and suffer less on my last day at Korando in October 2017. Back then, I...

Experiential Learning at Korando – by Madeleine from the US

One of the first words I learned upon arrival in Kenya is “Karibu.” Meaning welcome, Karibu continues to be a common theme in the way of life in Kisumu, especially at Korando. Nearly two months into my time here, to me one of the most incredible features of the...

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Instant smiles! By Justin from the US

Instant smiles! By Justin from the US

I knew from the moment I came across Better Me on Facebook that I wanted to volunteer with them at Korando. Halfway through 2016, I made the decision that I was going to quit my job, sell my house, car, and belongings, and travel around the world.  I knew that I...

An unforgettable experience! By Sonja from Germany

An unforgettable experience! By Sonja from Germany

Back from my adventure in Kenya I would like to give a little insight into the work of BetterMe, the Korando Education Center and the lives of the children. Primarily, I wanted to visit my daughter Sandy who is working there for one year. But I was quickly engaged as...

Madoma Korando

Madoma Korando

We encouraged our kids to be creative and come up with ideas for a new school anthem and poems about Korando and it's just amazing what we got back!!! So we want to share these wonderful ideas with you ♡ Korando ooh Korando what a wonderful school! A school of great...

Korando will always be in my heart! By Sofia from Argentina

Korando will always be in my heart! By Sofia from Argentina

I had the best experience in my life. When I remember the faces, smiles, kisses, hugs and the words of children and adults of Korando, I am very happy. I don’t want to change any minute of what I experienced in volunteering.  Every minute was unique, special, full of...

A new home in Kenya! By Sandy from Germany

A new home in Kenya! By Sandy from Germany

Since 4 weeks I am here in Korando and it already feels like home! My definition of home is not the place where I actually live or where I'm born, but the place where my heart is, where I feel part of a family, where I laugh and cry, where I can depend on people and...

Doing things together, with love and reciprocity by Alessia from Italy

Doing things together, with love and reciprocity by Alessia from Italy

It has been already two months that I am back from my volunteering experience in Korando Educational Center and I can't even imagine how empty it would be my life without having been in Kenya, without having touched the Africa's soul! There isn't a single day since...

Korando – a place that will always be in my heart

Korando – a place that will always be in my heart

If you are thinking about starting to work as a volunteer in Korando Education Center, then I can definitively guarantee you, that you will never regret it. Going to Kenya and work as a volunteer at Korando was one of my best decisions. After having worked for 3.5...

Rich Korando

Rich Korando

I will try to tell you why Korando is one of the richest places I´ve ever seen. It may surprise you because we are talking about a school in the marginalised outskirt of Kenyas 3rd largest city Kisumu. Most of the people live in huts made of iron sheets, skinny cows...

4 Months of Happiness in Kenya

4 Months of Happiness in Kenya

When I first set foot on the plane in July 2016, I never expected to end up in Kenya. Kenya wasn’t the plan. I was going to Tanzania. I was going to Tanzania and I was going to stay there for a full five months and work and have fun and enjoy and learn. Or so I...

Connecting with LakeHub!

Connecting with LakeHub!

  Recently, we connected with our friends at LakeHub in Kisumu. LakeHub is a technology hub for creatives, entrepreneurs and professional technologists. It’s a wonderful community space for tech enthusiasts to connect, work and share ideas. Besides offering a...

3 months to remember for a lifetime – By Hanny from Spain

3 months to remember for a lifetime – By Hanny from Spain

When I started to think about spending some months in Kenya, one of the first things I did was to read through the experiences of previous volunteers. I was hoping to get an idea of how it was like to live there. Which kind of people should I expect to meet, the daily...