Meeting the president

I’m very happy to see our Afrika kommt! participant Elizabeth and my colleague visiting and discussing with our German president. That’s what Elizabeth from Kenya says after nearly a year being in Germany and having worked 8 months with us at the Making More Health initiative: “A day at the German Präsident’s Palace at Bellevue,…

Sex for fish – HIV and abuse at the Victoria lake

WA-WA Kenya  aims to stop  ‘sex for fish’  practices by  empowering  women and teenage girls around lake Victoria. “Our main goal is to address social inequalities between men and women which is resulting in a lack of recognition of their  rights, very restricted access to opportunities and to power: this results in difficulties to major economic…

Albinism in Kenya – people like you and me

What would you do if your child is born with Albinism? Would you abandon him or her? Read more about the difficult experiences of Yvonne Marando in our latest blog articles here. I have good friends who are albinos. And do you know what? They are just like you and me. A special hug to…

Small surprises can have a huge effect

Francis Gikufu, a young social entrepreneur, is very active in training young people in the slums on many health topics, self- awareness and self-confidence. He has set up the Mukuru Angaza Film Academy where the youth wants to give positive examples of life and share it with others. Because positive attitude and examples are encouraging…

Social entrepreneurship and youth

There are many ways of tackling developmental and social challenges. However, only the most #innovative, cost-effective and scalable ways often stand the test of time. Learn more about #Kenya: Social Entrepreneurship and the Youth

Social Entrepreneurship and the Youth in Kenya

They are many ways of tackling developmental and social challenges. However, only the most innovative, cost-effective and scalable ways often stand the test of time. Social entrepreneurship is the bridge between what non-profits and regular companies do. It is the ‘butter’ that closes the gap between the work done by public and private sectors including…

From India to Kenya …

My Indian activities and projects, the collaboration with many local stakeholders, the work with Self help groups, NGOs, with hospitals, women, schools, hygiene programs, digital trainings, health awareness modules for tribal and poor urban population – all this started in 2014 when I came the first time to India. And I started a blog called…

About suicides, screening and caring in Kenya

Today, we managed to screen police officers in Webuye’s police station and also some local people who were on the market. The screening focuses on diabetes and hypertension. One of the police officers said: “I really like and appreciate this screening. It’s the first time ever that someone started to think of such an exercise…

An interview in Kenya about schools, students and challenges

When we arrive at one of the governmental primary schools which are not in good conditions here in Boguma county, Kenya, there are hundreds of children. Officially, a school for 400 students. But the number is students is growing every day: around 700 children are sitting in the classrooms. The number of teachers is far…

Visit at a dispensary

It’s in Boguma county, close to Webuye where we stop to visit a dispensary and to discuss shortly with the doctor. Only a few minutes as she manages everything at her own and the number of patients waiting in front of the building is quite high. “Everyday”, she says, “I do at least 25 to…