Child- and Youth care
We are committed to the well-being and positive development of children. We assess the state of education, physical & mental health, compliance with children’s rights, housing, nutrition and the financial situation of families on a regular basis. Based on our findings, we provide support according to individual needs. Our goal is to create independent households that can meet the needs of their children, even beyond their childhood (studies etc.).
A healthy society increases the chance of a better future. We built a health centre with a maternity ward and a focus on mother-child health, family planning and HIV prevention. In addition, we are organising mobile medical camps so that even more people in rural areas can be treated. In Youth Friendly Centres our team provides objective information on sexuality, contraception, women’s & children’s rights and makes contraceptives available anonymously and free of charge.
We create awareness of gender equality and combat violence against women and children. In order to create a long-term change in thinking, we also involve men, religious leaders, young people and children in the debate. In addition to education, we provide access to information, personal counselling and contraceptives for more than 24,500 people. To prevent violence against women, we created five help desks in health centres. Our team of trained nurses and legal advisors takes care of the women and helps them to achieve justice.
600 members of village saving and loaning clubs have access to microcredits and receive interest on their savings. Families receive support, for example in the form of seeds, livestock and economic trainings. Young women can learn about various professions at career days. In addition, we arrange vocational trainings for them. Our craft centre gives young women a stable working environment and access to apprenticeships.
Our Safe Park is a safe place for vulnerable children, where they can finally feel like a child. The park offers children a protected environment with qualified and friendly staff, where time and space for playing and learning is provided.
During the rainy season many houses in our project region are destroyed. In order to protect the hard-earned possessions and especially the families, we help them to rebuild their houses.
Every day our Social Workers have to walk long distances to visit various vulnerable families. They are rewarded a bicycle to motivate and help them multiply the smiles.
Small Happy Families
Equal rights and family planning create sustainable change.
In 2013 Make Me Smile Kenya acquired a piece of land in Kajulu, Kisumu and initiated an organic farming project.
Miwani - Medical Support
Apart from educational support and our lunchprograme in Miwani we also offer medical treatment to 20 OVCs in Miwani.
Trainings for Socialworkers and CHVs
Experts from Kenya, Austria and Columbia led trainings about nutrition, first aid, family care, children rights, and psychosocial care.
Maxwell Mathew Mbola
Maxwell is in his last one and a half years of school. His dream is to study either medicine or biochemistry.
Mollyn Wanjiku and Clinton Ochieng
Mollyn is a 20 year old girl and has a two years old son. Mollyn is paralyzed from the waist down and also her son was born with very weak legs.
Women's rights and matters of reproductive health are staged in an exciting way and broadcasted on national radio programmes.
AIDS Support Group
This group was formed in the year 2006 by a group of people who were infected and affected by the scourge and faced a lot of discrimination and stigmatization from the fellow community members.
Participatory Educative Theatre
A theatre group tours through schools and villages to introduce the themes of HIV, early pregnancy and women’s rights
Support of kenyan Widows
The women of Chiga Good Choice combined their creativity, skills and hard work to produce beautiful art and utility objects through hand crafted work.
The ‘Make Me Smile’ project started off in 2009 with the founding of the ‘Miwani Childrens House’.
Make Me Smile - Health Centre
We are building a Health Centre at Angola Community because of the insufficiency and shortage of medical services in the community.
Psychosocial support for children in the remote areas of Kenya
Village Savings and Loaning Clubs
"Village Savings and Loaning" is a savings club with microcredit distribution to strength the community an to help them to stand on their own feet.
Flood in Kisumu - Help, which arrives
Aid packages will be delivered during this weekend, but we have not yet reached our goal
Mercy Atieno Odoyo
Mercy Atieno Odoyo is 30 years old, a mother of two boys and an incredibly strong woman. In her mid-twenties she decided to continue her education and started to go to school again.
The Danube School supports Waluka and Miwani
The Austrian school supports two Kenyan schools with a daily lunch program
Completed / succesful projects
Lifebook for the Youth training
A training by “Lifebook for Youth” enables our Team to promote the self-confidence of children. Our team had a lot of fun during the training and is looking forward to sharing what they have learned with the children.
The programe "Adult Education" is a reaction against analphabetism and helps even older people to get the chance to stand on their own feet.
Make Me Smile Kenya Free Medical Camp
MMS Kenya already organized three medical camps to provide free medical services.
(Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women) The DREAMS Project is dedicated to empowering girls and young women between 10 and 24 years.
Nyaimbo - Adult Learning Centre
Support young mothers in raising their children. From pregnancy to the third year of life.
MMS Greenhouse Miwani
Due our Greenhouse in Miwani we support self-perservation and we get fresh and substantial meals for the Lunch Programe in Miwani.