A training with huge impact – albinism in Kenya

Last week we conducted our 3 days of Albinism Awareness training in Webuye. With the help of our partners Golden Age Albinism Support group and Positive Exposure we from Making More Health educated county officials, police officers and other community opinion shapers on the fir treatment of Person with Albinism. With the knowledge and resource…

Changing perceptions and more skills for PwAs – on health and farming

During a farmers’ training in West Kenya people discussed on the stigma and discrimination from People with albinism (PWAs) point of view. Changing perspectives is key Changing perspective helps to create more understanding for people who seems to be different. The more visible the differences are the more difficult it becomes to be seen as…

See some results from our soap training with farmers in Kenyaki

A few weeks ago we started a first soap training with farmers in Webuye, WestKenya. Now the first results are here and ideas on how to raise more awareness for hygiene and income generation. Sometimes it’s just a small skill training that can make a huge impact ! Besides that the soap training helps in…

There is magic when we put dots together and connect people

After a very successful leadership week with more than 20 managers in Bungoma county in Kenya, after launching very concrete projects on the ground with farmers, teachers and with the buy in also from the governmental site, after a first income generation training and a huge youth venture program launch at Nairobi and a concrete…

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…

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 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…

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:…