When 700 people run an unforgettable day for you…

Today, I visited our school in Webuye, Western Kenya. Nearly two years have passed since I had been here and we had decided to abolish the old, dangerous and extremely poor school building and to build a school that allows a real teaching – with teachers rooms, toilets and classrooms where two classes can be…

Where little money makes a big difference

When people are poor many things are not accessible. We often think of lack of food and clothes, missing hygiene and basic household items. But poverty means also denying access to education. Especially for children this is decisive on how life will develop. Children with albinism in Africa are often among the poorest communities. Paying…

When students learn from people living close to the poverty line – field visits during our Venture4change program in Kenya

Developing social entrepreneurial ideas for food safety and food security – this is the task in this year‘s Making More Health Venture4change program for students in Western Kenya. On Friday last week 50 students from three universities (Eldoret university, Moi university and Kibabii university) – after first theoretical sessions- learned directly from the ground while…

Our MMH school is growing

On 18 May 2021 the second building phase of the Making More Health school St. Paul’s Kibisi has started. This phase will include the construction of more classrooms and teachers’ room. In the first phase three classrooms and hygiene facilities had been set up. A huge tent in addition helped the students in the rainy…

Back to school in Kenya – or better staying at home?

Last Monday schools in Kenya re-opened. All children had to go back to school. Probably a good and not too difficult thing to do for all children from wealthier families but not so for children of the poor… The big challenge of payments Going to school means paying school fees, books, uniform. But how should…

A great day – an important school inauguration in Bungoma county

A few days back a great event has taken place: the inauguration of the school which we have built under the umbrella of Making More Health in Bungoma county, Western Kenya. The school for more than 750 students was in a very poor and even dangerous status when our local project partner and myself visited…