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 in the Kibera Slum

SHOFCO Students in the Kibera Slum
The Kibera slum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya and it is the largest slum in Africa. (view small | med | large | orig)

SHOFCO Students

SHOFCO Students
To make the highest impact investment possible, we strategically identify both the brightest and the most at-risk girls-targeting the next generation of leaders. (view small | med | large | orig)

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)

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