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...

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...

A new family in Kenya – by Khristina from Russia

On the same wavelength… They say that real fun is unexpected. It comes from nowhere. The only thing you need is two people who are roughly on the same wavelength. And it happened to me. My trip to Betterme was spontaneous, unpredictable, but not uncertain for sure. I...

My first teaching experience in Korando – by Tsewang from Nepal

I had planned to give the students of class 7 a short computer lesson by focusing on the basics. The class I walked into was insulated by a tin roof, its crackling reminding me of the searing heat outside. I introduced myself and watched the curious eyes of the...

Blog: Volunteer in Kenya

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...

A Typical African Adventure – by Nicky from Belgium

A Typical African Adventure – by Nicky from Belgium

VOLUNTEER IN KENYA: Ndere Island, Impala Park and a lot of unforeseen circumstances During the second week of my stay at Korando, David, Mareile, Angela, Leti and me were making plans for the weekend. We came to the idea to make a trip with the children who live at...

I have been a Student of the Subject of Life – by Angela from Spain

I have been a Student of the Subject of Life – by Angela from Spain

VOLUNTEER IN KENYA: My name is Ángela, a 28 year old Spanish girl and nursery teacher in Madrid, Spain. Since I was very young, I knew what I wanted to be in the future; kids are my passion and I love teaching them, educating them, and being with them most of the...