Shining Hope for Communities

Shining Hope for Communities combats inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality by linking tuition-free schools for girls to essential social services for all in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. By concretely linking essential health and economic services to a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefiting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

SHOFCO Students

SHOFCO Students
Through small classes, exceptional teachers who serve as positive role models, and world-class curriculum, we provide a superior education to the future engines of social change in Nairobi's slums. (view small | med | large | orig)

SHOFCO-Mathare

SHOFCO-Mathare
SHOFCO-Mathare's bright new building is a symbol of hope that can be seen from anywhere! It houses the new Mathare School for Girls and SHOFCO's community programs. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Kibera School for Girls

The Kibera School for Girls
Founded in 2009, the Kibera School for Girls is the slum's first free primary school for girls. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kenya's Urban Promise Begins with 300 Girls

Kenya's Urban Promise Begins with 300 Girls
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Playground Fun!

Playground Fun!
Photo from Progress Report 'A New Class and Media Recognition!' (view small | med | large | orig)

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