Safety trainings for schools in Kenya – that’s health, too!

The Making More Health safety book for schools and students in Kenya The safety book is our basic training material for teachers, students and parents in Kenya. The book contains topics such as how to ensure to make schools safer, eg that there are no strangers in the school yard, how to teach about safety…

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…

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…

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:…