Ubuntu Family Initiative – Cooking, Piano and Art Classes for Korando Kids

Virtual Cooking Classes After joining Better Me’s Child Sponsorship Program in 2020, Natalie had an idea. She had been supporting a bright Grade 6 student named Melinda, but she wanted to find more...

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...

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...

Blog: Volunteer in Kenya

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...

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...