Project-presentation & Charity Event

We are grateful to have been invited to present the latest projects of Make Me Smile Kenya at this special occasion in the Émile Brasserie & Bar of the Hilton Vienna Plaza! […]

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Short films with an important message

                We collaborated with Community Media Trust (CoMeT), to identify 45 vulnerable girls and young women to join the DREAMS challenge. CoMeT implements the project and supports the girls in creating relevant, community-friendly media. This media intend to entertain, educate and inspire communities to achieve knowledge about behavioral and social impact focusing on Democracy, Human Rights and Health issues with special emphasis on sidelined voices of youth, women and girls and people with disabilities living in informal urban settlements and rural and remote communities of Kenya. Through MMS-Kenya Coordinator Brenda Onyango more than […]

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FICE Africa Network Meeting

Our Kenyan FICE/Make Me Smile Team joined other FICE Africa Members, coming together in Johannesburg, South Africa to work on the new objectives of the network, addressing the urgent issues that are facing the continent over the next generations. Although only four member Countries were represented (South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho and Kenya), together, the team managed to ellaborate a comprehensive strategy to improve the quality of Child and Youth Care work-, Standards and Policy across Africa. Moreover, the resoution was made that each one shall bring one new member country to join the network. Furthermore, in response to the frightening […]

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Happy Smiling New Year 2017 :)

We are wishing everyone a most wonderful and happy New Year, full of Smiles, good Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, Peace, Harmony, Success, Joy and the fulfilment of all your Dreams! 2017 will be an exciting year with many more smiles to come! 🙂 Thank you for making us Smile! © Photographer: Hans Ringhofer […]

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Nyaimbo – Adult Learning Centre

A Visit at Nyaimbo Adult Learning Centre which is the most aggressive and Adult School in Kisumu East. The centre has more than 40 Adult learners with the main focus on: – Farming methods – Will writing – Basic English for adults – Basic mathematics for adults – Environment and health – Civic and social ethics The Learners can now write wills for their children, engage in simple business mathematics and has hopes in enrolling for the Kenya National Examinations. We promised to help them establish a self sustaining income generating activities. […]

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A Smile for pupils and students

These days, many children were happy to get presents, which will support their educational career. All students and pupils received a package with school materials and a schoolbag. The girls further received washable sanitary towels, which will allow them to visit school also during their menstruation. Unfortunately  many young women still stay at home during their period instead of attending classes, because of shame or lack of money to buy sanitary towels. With the project Sanitary Towels we want to counteract the economical barrier and make education better accessible for girls. Furthermore, we organise events in communities to fight the […]

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Big rush at our Children’s Clubs

The number of children attending our Children’s Clubs is increasing at a very interesting rates. The Childrenclubs serve to the local expansion of our Safe Park and advocate against stigmatisation and discrimination. The children get encouraged to open themselves, share challenges, interact with and learn from each others, figure out their talents as well as getting in touch with their rights as a child. Childrenclubs take place weekly. Overall, 250 children are able to participate. – Letting children be children –   […]

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We celebrate our Community Home Visitors

They are the most important people in our Organization; they work within the life space of children and communities, they ensure that all the children report to school, progress and transition to next levels, they follow up on health and care cases, they do house economic strengthening, they monitor the hygiene of the children, they face rough times, both physical and emotional, and finaly they need care, encouragement and Motivation. Thats why today , we celebrate their determination, courtesy of DANIEL LASTER, by rewarding them with 21 bicycles, smart phones and certificates, and they will reach the furthest child efficiently […]

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Important visit that Made us Smile

We have had the honour to be visited by the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education, Youth, Culture & Social Services of Kisumu County and to present them our Community Health Centre, the first Safe Park in Kenya and our OVC/Child and Youth Care Program. They left not only overwhelmed from the impressions but promised that they will support our projects by providing the “Beyond Zero” mobile Clinic, an ambulance and Medication for our upcoming Free Medical Camp providing staff and medication to the Health Centre immeditately when it is complete, promoting the Professionalization of Child and Youth Care […]

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Family Planning Training

Sustainable Collaboration with the Austrian NGO Aktion Regen in: Training on Family Planning, Reproductive Health, HIV/Aids and Hygiene of 62 Community Health Workers from the Make Me Smile Kenya Team and local Health Facilities in Kawese Community, Kisumu County. […]

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