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…

Why it is important that women in Kenya learn fishing

Dried fish from the Victoria lakeI have met Cavin and Francis in Nairobi. Both of them had a rather challenging life when they grew up. Difficult family situations, death, poverty, frustrations… and both are appassionate for a big dream. And things changed: They have been together in an eight months social entrepreneurial program “kanthari” in…