Frugal farming and engagement for children in Nairobi‘s slums

I’m back in Kenya for the next three weeks meeting with social organizations, social enterprises and also a huge conference and our Leadership weeks – in several locations across the country. Today, let me share some impressions and two videos from my visit to the Nairobi’s slum Mukuru. The social organization VICCO works there with…

The MMH teens club, cakes and joy

The MMH Teens club The MMH teens club in Mukuru slums, Nairobi, is a regular meeting point for teens who live in the area where our partner organization VICCO is active and runs a lot of different activities in projects, especially with women, but also youth. Young people from the age of 13 – 16…

Urban farming tours to spread the knowledge in the slums

In the slums in Nairobi nutrient food has always been an issue. But in the past weeks the situation has worsened a lot. The more the activities on urban farming – which has been initiated two years ago by Shakur, leader of VICCO, – become more important and attract the attention of many people living…

When children teach parents about urban farming

In Mukuru Slums children of poor families come regularly to a children shelter that one of our local partners has set up. There they get a cup of porridge, can do some studies, relax and stay together. Here they learn also a lot about hygiene and health. Some of the children engage also in the…

Kenyans teach Kenyans – the beauty of working in networks

“I am so happy to have this week’s mentorship training with Elizabeth and her team at the MMH center in Eldoret. Today it’s the second day, I am humbled of how deep the training is turning to be…I formed already four groups of six members each here, they’ve identified a problem that they will work…

Back in Mukuru slums in the Covid crises

The next two weeks I’m back in Kenya to meet many people and visit the different social enterprises, local partners and projects, which we are running together with our local partners – mainly in Western Kenya. And to learn how locals tackle with the Covid situation… After the arrival in Nairobi during the first day…

KEnDIA, Kenya and Care for children

With KEnDIA, my not profit oriented online shop, I support a small center for children in Mukuru slums in Nairobi. The children center and library is more of a larger tin hut, but there is protection (at the moment the temperatures in Nairobi are 10-15 degrees in the morning, rainy season) and there is a…

How Covid impacts the youth in the slums

The situation in the slums is very difficult – even more in Covid times. As one of our local NGO partners reports from Langas, Eldoret in Kenya: ” … Cases of indiscipline, drugs and substances abuse have been on the rise in the slums in the past months. Even amongst school children the negative influce…