WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.

SHOFCO Mother's Day Matching Challenge

by Shining Hope for Communities
Feb 19, 2013

February 2013 News from SHOFCO

Kibera School for Girls celebrates Valentine
Kibera School for Girls celebrates Valentine's Day

Last month, we enrolled 40 new pre-Kindergarten students at the Kibera School for Girls (KSG), and the joy is palpable. The new students are thriving with the care of KSG's amazing teaching staff, daily nutritious meals, and world-class curriculum. 

We're proud to share this recent feature in Nairobi's Daily Nation, Kenya's leading newspaper, about Kennedy Odede and the momentum of our work-- read it here!

Today, we are celebrating your support, generosity, and dedication to making so much possible. Thank you for being a part of our movement! We're proud to share with you a few examples of our 3rd grade students’ writing about pollution, below. This is from our cross-curricular emphasis on “science writing.” 

Studying Environmental Pollution in Kibera 

The Dust That Spoils Our Rivers and Food We Eat

by Velma, 3rd grade student

Dear People,

I want to say that the factories must not throw things in our rivers. Because if we want to drink water, where will we get the water?

We must take care of ourselves and be careful. Please ensure nobody drinks the water in the drains, because we will get diseases and we will get malaria.  We must be careful with what we are eating. If we eat without washing our hands we will have germs in our bodies. We must be sure with what we are eating because the white cells in our bodies will get tired and stop working in our bodies. If we get water from the rivers we must boil it first or filtering it and putting water guard.

We must ensure we wash our hands before eating and after eating. Being clean is the best and you will always go far if you are always clean. We must be always be clean because if you are not clean who will love you and who will even eat in your house or come to your house?

If we don’t take care of our country, who will take care? Don’t sit waiting. Stand up and start making our world beautiful. And make the rivers beautiful and the roads and keep everything full of cleanliness. Don’t just sit and wait to be told. I know all of us together can make our world beautiful.

Thank you.


Let’s Protect the Soil in Kibera

by Lorna, Grade 3

Here in Kibera, people are polluting the soil. Other people are putting rubbish in soil so that we can’t grow our crops. We must take care of our houses also and keep them clean. We are now big people we should maintain good hygiene. If we pollute the soil, the plans wouldn’t grow well. We must not put bad things in soil because it can bring diseases. We must not put rubbish, diapers, and other torn clothes that are not useful. We must care for the plants as they are also caring for us. The seeds are being planted in soil so that we can get more plants. To make your garden beautiful we must need soil so that we can get flowers and the petals will make your garden colorful. That’s how we cannot pollute the soil. I am begging the people of Kibera to not do what is wrong. Do what is right as I have said. And I hope you have listened.

Wishing you a Happy Valetine
Wishing you a Happy Valetine's Day!
Fun on the KSG rooftop playground!
Fun on the KSG rooftop playground!



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Shining Hope for Communities

Location: Middletown, Connecticut - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.shininghopeforcommunities.org
Project Leader:
Shining Hope for Communities
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Kenya or in Women and Girls that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter