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...

An impressing and inspiring life experience – by Tsewang from Nepal

While traveling abroad in itself encompasses uncertainty and ambiguity, there are few things that are bound to expose certainty: volunteering abroad is one of the experiences that reinvigorates you to a new altruistic direction, and I had my share in Korando!. After...

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

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

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...

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A new home in Kenya! By Sandy from Germany

A new home in Kenya! By Sandy from Germany

Since 4 weeks I am here in Korando and it already feels like home! My definition of home is not the place where I actually live or where I'm born, but the place where my heart is, where I feel part of a family, where I laugh and cry, where I can depend on people and...

Korando – a place that will always be in my heart

Korando – a place that will always be in my heart

If you are thinking about starting to work as a volunteer in Korando Education Center, then I can definitively guarantee you, that you will never regret it. Going to Kenya and work as a volunteer at Korando was one of my best decisions. After having worked for 3.5...

Rich Korando

Rich Korando

I will try to tell you why Korando is one of the richest places I´ve ever seen. It may surprise you because we are talking about a school in the marginalised outskirt of Kenyas 3rd largest city Kisumu. Most of the people live in huts made of iron sheets, skinny cows...

4 Months of Happiness in Kenya

4 Months of Happiness in Kenya

When I first set foot on the plane in July 2016, I never expected to end up in Kenya. Kenya wasn’t the plan. I was going to Tanzania. I was going to Tanzania and I was going to stay there for a full five months and work and have fun and enjoy and learn. Or so I...

Connecting with LakeHub!

Connecting with LakeHub!

  Recently, we connected with our friends at LakeHub in Kisumu. LakeHub is a technology hub for creatives, entrepreneurs and professional technologists. It’s a wonderful community space for tech enthusiasts to connect, work and share ideas. Besides offering a...

3 months to remember for a lifetime – By Hanny from Spain

3 months to remember for a lifetime – By Hanny from Spain

When I started to think about spending some months in Kenya, one of the first things I did was to read through the experiences of previous volunteers. I was hoping to get an idea of how it was like to live there. Which kind of people should I expect to meet, the daily...

Fundraising Tips, Volunteering From Home

Fundraising Tips, Volunteering From Home

It is now time to leave our experiences aside for a while, and talk about how to help everyone in Korando from home. The main keys are energy, perseverance, patience and a strong will to have our minds continuously running on any new idea that might come up. We can...

The power of Theater reaches Korando!

The power of Theater reaches Korando!

When we first started thinking about the possibility of implementing theater practice in Korando, it sounded as a crazy and very risky enterprise. It was   a completely different concept, not only for the children, but also for their teachers, who were not even...

Is it safe to travel to Kenya?

Is it safe to travel to Kenya?

Lately, we have been getting many questions regarding safety in Kenya. Kenya is regularly in the news, but not always in a good way. Terrorist attacks are mentioned often and tourist companies have seen their bookings dropping. So, is it safe to travel to Kenya? For...