How I broke through fear – Emily from the U.S.

My breakthrough experience Hi, I'm Emily from the United States, an intern at Better Me Kenya. If you had asked me a month ago how much my experience working with Better Me would change my life, I...

Virtual Cooking Classes

From our Socal Media It's Super Sunday 😍😃❤ On this lovely Sunday, remember to take a deep breath and relax. ...😃And in an awesome way, we had a relaxed...

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...

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...

An impressing and inspiring life experience – by Tsewang from Nepal

While traveling abroad in itself encompasses uncertainty and ambiguity, there are few things that are bound to expose certainty: volunteering abroad is one of the experiences that reinvigorates you to a new altruistic direction, and I had my share in Korando!. After...

Blog: Volunteer in Kenya

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...

Fundraising Tips, Volunteering From Home

Fundraising Tips, Volunteering From Home

It is now time to leave our experiences aside for a while, and talk about how to help everyone in Korando from home. The main keys are energy, perseverance, patience and a strong will to have our minds continuously running on any new idea that might come up. We can...

The power of Theater reaches Korando!

The power of Theater reaches Korando!

When we first started thinking about the possibility of implementing theater practice in Korando, it sounded as a crazy and very risky enterprise. It was   a completely different concept, not only for the children, but also for their teachers, who were not even...

Is it safe to travel to Kenya?

Is it safe to travel to Kenya?

Lately, we have been getting many questions regarding safety in Kenya. Kenya is regularly in the news, but not always in a good way. Terrorist attacks are mentioned often and tourist companies have seen their bookings dropping. So, is it safe to travel to Kenya? For...

I am thirteen years old and by now I am in grade eight – by Collins

I am thirteen years old and by now I am in grade eight – by Collins

Hi, my name is Collins. I am thirteen years old and by now I am in grade eight, my favourite subject is social studies because in future I want to be a lawyer. The reason for writing this letter is to appreciate the works of your fellows in our school Korando. Since I...

Volunteer in Kenya – I Simply Feel Part Of The Korando Family

Volunteer in Kenya – I Simply Feel Part Of The Korando Family

By Martina from Italy - When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is having coffee and opening the Better Me facebook page. I read all the news, enjoy for the progress and try to recognize everybody in the pictures. It looks like that after two weeks I still...

Volunteer in Kenya: Truly inspiring – by Freda from China

Volunteer in Kenya: Truly inspiring – by Freda from China

First of all, it is located in the countryside of Kisumu, a city less international that the ones you may be very familiar with. So you will encounter some interesting local culture and people. And the school is surrounded by mountains where you can go hiking with the...

Volunteer in Kenya – True friendships by Justin from the U.S.

Volunteer in Kenya – True friendships by Justin from the U.S.

Well, looks like my time here at the Korando Center is coming to an end as I get ready to catch a flight home in four days, after having spent the past six months on this fascinating continent. While the first five months studying at the University of Cape town in...