Schools for poor are poorly managed – time to change

As one project of our work under the umbrella of the Making More Health Initiative, Boehringer Ingelheim and in close partnership with Ampath we invest in education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in rural communities in Western Kenya. Schools for poor are managed poorly, schools for rich are managed in a rich way Investing in…

A welcome dance by elderly women in Langas slum, Eldoret, Kenya

It was a very emotional day today. A day where we met children and elderly women in the center of Solwodi (a non- governmental organization) in the slums of Langas in Eldoret, Kenya. When we arrived we were welcomed by the women in tribal clothes and a real nice dance: Have a look here (video,…

When students collaborate with my friends in the slums of Nairobi…

Francis Gikufu and his team are doing a lot in the slums of Nairobi to empower young people – through teaching them about filming, theater play and staying together in a community. We are running a hackathon with Nairobi’s students to develop social entrepreneurial ideas and hygiene programs for Slum habitants. Instead of doing it…

Meeting the president

I’m very happy to see our “Afrika kommt!” participant Elizabeth and my colleague visiting and discussing with our German president. “Afrika kommt!” Is an initiative for African students offered by the German Government every year. Students can apply and if accepted they will stay one year in Germany, working 8 months in Corporates. The other…

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…

An interview in Kenya about schools, students and challenges

We arrive at one of the primary schools here in Bungoma county, Kenya. Many schools have very poor infrastructures and are in a poor status. In all the schools there are hundreds of children. The school we visit might be good at hosting 400 students. But the number of the students is growing every day:…