Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, dream? – By Alessia from Italy

Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt only by the heart ♥️ Yep this has been my second time volunteering with Better Me Kenya in Korando and more than ever I feel part of this amazing, joyfull, sharing, loving BIG FAMILY!  ...

Project #AdventureHappiness visits Korando

Mmh🤔 have you ever asked yourself "What does happiness mean to you?" and "What makes you happy?"😃  Our team of volunteers, guided by Oliver Fecht, with help of our teachers, have been out and about to find out what makes us all happy, especially the...

45 Hours to Korando- by Siva from Fiji Islands, South Pacific

Our journey started off in the South Pacific and across two continents to get to Korando, Kisumu. A total of 45 hours by flight. The journey was not as difficult as I would have imagined as I was accompanied by my partner who had previously visited Korando two years...

Home is where my heart is -by Tiziana from Italy

“I know it is difficult leaving the kids but remember we won’t forget them and will work towards supporting and visit them again” I might have thought that message was only a way to give me hope and suffer less on my last day at Korando in October 2017. Back then, I...

Experiential Learning at Korando – by Madeleine from the US

One of the first words I learned upon arrival in Kenya is “Karibu.” Meaning welcome, Karibu continues to be a common theme in the way of life in Kisumu, especially at Korando. Nearly two months into my time here, to me one of the most incredible features of the...

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A new family in Kenya – by Khristina from Russia

A new family in Kenya – by Khristina from Russia

On the same wavelength… They say that real fun is unexpected. It comes from nowhere. The only thing you need is two people who are roughly on the same wavelength. And it happened to me. My trip to Betterme was spontaneous, unpredictable, but not uncertain for sure. I...

My first teaching experience in Korando – by Tsewang from Nepal

My first teaching experience in Korando – by Tsewang from Nepal

I had planned to give the students of class 7 a short computer lesson by focusing on the basics. The class I walked into was insulated by a tin roof, its crackling reminding me of the searing heat outside. I introduced myself and watched the curious eyes of the...

A very special wellness holiday – by Jana from Germany

A very special wellness holiday – by Jana from Germany

Last year I spent two wonderful months at Korando as a volunteer. There was no question coming back one day and this May I took a major part of my holidays to spend two fantastic weeks with my second family. I was really looking forward to that trip as I had the best...

From the Head to the Heart – by Elise from the Netherlands

From the Head to the Heart – by Elise from the Netherlands

It is often said that “the best things come unexpectedly”, and my time in Korando has come as an unforeseen, but life-changing surprise. One phrase sums up my stay here—it has been an unplanned, but wonderful experience. When I initially left my native Holland in...

The spirit of oneness – by Judith from Argentina

The spirit of oneness – by Judith from Argentina

"Thanks to each of those who shared time with me in BetterMe Kenya, you became a part of myself." Franco was sitting on the counter and, while we were doing some games to improve his english, i was preparing pop corn for the kids that were watching a video inside the...

The precious Mama Dolfine – by Vivian Anyango from Kenya

The precious Mama Dolfine – by Vivian Anyango from Kenya

The precious Mama Dolfine We really love you Mama Dolfine we love you, for you have a special place in our hearts forever No matter how hard it is we still love you, yes no matter how hard it is  we still love you. You have given us a special foundation. For the free...

Happiness is only real when shared! by Victoria from Chile

Happiness is only real when shared! by Victoria from Chile

Its been almost three weeks since I left Korando and there is no day I don’t remember the kids, friends and the best experience I had this last months. Every time I see pictures, videos or every time a friend or family member ask me about the experience, a big smile...

Family is about compassion – by Vera from Germany

Family is about compassion – by Vera from Germany

What my time at BetterMe taught me? That you can do so much even with limited resources. That feeling satisfied has nothing to do with wealth. That with a little attention and care you can greatly improve the life of a child. That children do not condemn, they simply...

Instant smiles! By Justin from the US

Instant smiles! By Justin from the US

I knew from the moment I came across Better Me on Facebook that I wanted to volunteer with them at Korando. Halfway through 2016, I made the decision that I was going to quit my job, sell my house, car, and belongings, and travel around the world.  I knew that I...

An unforgettable experience! By Sonja from Germany

An unforgettable experience! By Sonja from Germany

Back from my adventure in Kenya I would like to give a little insight into the work of BetterMe, the Korando Education Center and the lives of the children. Primarily, I wanted to visit my daughter Sandy who is working there for one year. But I was quickly engaged as...

Madoma Korando

Madoma Korando

We encouraged our kids to be creative and come up with ideas for a new school anthem and poems about Korando and it's just amazing what we got back!!! So we want to share these wonderful ideas with you ♡ Korando ooh Korando what a wonderful school! A school of great...

Korando will always be in my heart! By Sofia from Argentina

Korando will always be in my heart! By Sofia from Argentina

I had the best experience in my life. When I remember the faces, smiles, kisses, hugs and the words of children and adults of Korando, I am very happy. I don’t want to change any minute of what I experienced in volunteering.  Every minute was unique, special, full of...