James Ouma

Effects of Covid-19 on women

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone, not only in Kenya but across the globe. However, the effects of Covid-19 on women and girls has far-reaching impact. This is because women and girls take a greater responsibility in domestic work and caring for the families. Learn more. Most vulnerable families have not been able to get enough care and support When the lockdown began, Noella Osodo initially thought she could push through with the little […]

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I am Here in Prison for Abusing and Tempting Fate

I am in prison for abuse and tempting fate is an account that was shared by 19-year-old *Kennedy Mwanzia. Having seen most drivers drive without a valid license, Kennedy depended on two things. First, he knew he was going to get lucky. Secondly, he knew he would use the 50 shillings he had to bribe a corrupt police officer.  According to the Kenyan Law, a driver needs to have a valid licence while driving. The

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2020 Review

2020 Review Happy New Year friends and thanks for partnering with Lifesong Kenya this past year despite its numerous challenges. Here’s our 2020 review. 2020 has been quite the year, hasn’t it? There was so much going on and yet it seemed like the whole world was brought to a standstill by COVID-19 pandemic that affected all of us in one way or the other.  Despite the many challenges that we faced, we have a lot

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Second Chances Can Have a Tremendous Impact

Kevin Ochieng aka Kevin Blackman is a man on a mission. He is on a quest to start his own Reggae and Jazz Band. In the mean time, he spends his time working at Lifesong Kenya as a volunteer. Here’s Kevin’s Story | Second Chances Makes the Difference. Kevin’s Story | Second Chances Makes the Difference “Incarcerated males teens that don’t have access to restorative justice often face numerous hurdles towards getting second chances,” says Kevin.

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We’re Here to Nurture Exceptional Young Men

Having just secured casual work for our two beneficiaries close to the prestigious Nairobi Business Park, James Ouma – a regular Lifesong Kenya volunteer – has a unique view of what it takes to nurture exceptional young men. After all, his first view of exceptional young men came from his personal experiences that inform his interaction with young men. More than seven years ago, James left the workforce to start working with male teens in

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Teacher Noella | Why Budgeting is Important

We are currently feeding families in response to COVID-19. Each week, our team pays for supplies at local shops, vegetable sellers and kerosene vendors in the community where our beneficiaries reside. In this post titled Teacher Noella | Why the Food Care Package is Unique, we learn why budgeting is important. But first, watch the video below. Why Budgeting is Important The video above was recorded when we visited Teacher Noella recently. Here is something else

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