Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children

by Springs of Hope Foundation
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Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
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Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children
Nakuru Safehouse for Kenya Women and Children

Project Report | Aug 2, 2019
Graduation day has arrived for some of our student

By Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom | CEO Springs of Hope Foundations

Graduation Day 2019
Graduation Day 2019

After a very long 12 months of hard work, sacrifice, and long periods of time away from their loved ones, our young ladies graduated at the beginning of this month. There was a great deal of excitement in the week leading up to graduation but on the day of graduation many tears of joy and sadness were shed as we all came to the realization that this brave group of young women who had become part of our family for the past 12 months would be leaving us and venturing into the next exciting stage of their lives. As the certificates were awarded each student made a very moving speech, expressing how much their lives had changed during the time they were with us, how much they have learned and how very grateful they were to be given this life-changing opportunity...More tears...followed by beautiful singing, dancing, and rejoicing.

During the 12 months that the young women are with us, they not only learn every aspect of tailoring, our volunteers also teach beginner computer skills which included working with Word and Excel, preparing their resume, creating their own personal email account and sending an email with an attachment. I know this sounds very mundane to most of us, but our students have not touched a computer when they first arrive. With shaking hands and sweaty palms, the young women are introduced to a whole new and exciting experience that they never dreamed they would be exposed to. This is not only a huge confidence builder for them, but it is also a great help when applying for work at one of the local manufacturing facilities or setting up and running their own business. By the time they graduate, they are quite confident and always eager to take their turn on our computers.

Empowering one young woman not only makes it possible for her to feed, support and educate her family, but the trickle-down effect will also continue for many future generations.

Please help us to continue to empower underprivileged young women by spreading the word about our project and our work. Please share this report on your Facebook, Instagram and other social media pages and encourage your friends to consider becoming one time or monthly donors. We have no office overhead, travel or salary expenses in Australia or the US. 100% of your donation goes directly toward our work in Kenya.

Asante Sana, thank you so very much.

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

Proud family members joined in the celebrations.
Proud family members joined in the celebrations.
With up to 4 generations coming along to rejoice.
With up to 4 generations coming along to rejoice.
Our youngest and oldest proud family members.
Our youngest and oldest proud family members.
A proud moment for Mama Esther.
A proud moment for Mama Esther.
Our counsellor & 2 of our hearing impaired student
Our counsellor & 2 of our hearing impaired student

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Jun 17, 2019
Our students experience the joy of giving.

By Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom | Founder/ CEO

Mar 19, 2019
Our young Women are resilient, strong, and determined to succeed.

By Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom | CEO

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Springs of Hope Foundation

Location: Big Bay, MI - USA
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Jennifer Hughes
Big Bay , MI United States
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