SHOFCO: Educate Girls & Transform the Community!

by Shining Hope for Communities
Jun 12, 2013

With Hard Work Comes Success!

Our 4th Graders Celebrate Academic Excellence!
Our 4th Graders Celebrate Academic Excellence!

Shining Hope is so proud to announce that our 4th grade students ranked first in the entire school district!

13 schools in our district reported standardized test results, many of them elite private academies, often attended by upper middle class Kenyans. Our KSG girls finished with an average score of 89/100; the next best average was 80/100.  We (and the girls!) couldn't be more excited.  

Such success is reminiscent of the commencement address given by our President and Co-founder, Kennedy, as he graduated Wesleyan in 2012:

"My dream is to attend a Wesleyan commencement 13 years from now, and sit where our families are today, to watch a graduate of the Kibera School for Girls accept her Wesleyan diploma, proving, yet again, that it does not matter where you come from—only where you want to go."

It looks like these girls are well on their way! Kennedy isn't the only one with big dreams:

From the Classroom: My Dreams 


To be the cleanest

To understand everything

To come and become the best


To enjoy Christmas

To graduate to the next class

To be the head girl


To be the best woman

To have a master’s degree

To pass all examinations

I’m dreaming to be a chef and a nun because I want to cook for the President. I also want to teach people about God the father.

--Herenia, Grade 4

At times like these, it's easy to see the benefits of your tireless support.  Your dedication to Shining Hope and our amazing girls gave them the opportunity to shine--and so they have!

Check out their smarty-pants smiles on our blog and join us in giving an enormous congratulations to our hard-working students and teachers!

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Shining Hope for Communities

Location: Middletown, Connecticut - USA
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Shining Hope for Communities
New York, NY United States

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