SHOFCO: Educate Girls & Transform the Community!

by Shining Hope for Communities
Sep 19, 2013

National Champions!

A Pre-Kindergarten student is welcomed home!
A Pre-Kindergarten student is welcomed home!

With a student-centered and experience-based curriculum that fosters love of learning, critical thinking skills, and creativity, it comes as no surpsise: KSG students are the national champions of Kenya’s National Music and Elocution Competition!

In late spring and early summer, the girls worked tirelessly to prepare for the district level, where they performed poems and songs in both English and Kiswahili. Afterwards, we were informed that SHOFCO students won the district level, sending 13 of our 15 groups to the regional round. At regionals, two of our poetry entries from our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes advanced to the national round in Meru, Kenya. Finally, in August, they represented KSG and SHOFCO with outstanding performances of two poems written by their teachers.

Just recently, we received word that these youngest of our students not only won nationals, but also, broke the national record by scoring 95 marks out of 100. This is the second consecutive year that our students have the distinction of national champions--and we couldn't be more proud!

Enjoy this video of the girls performing one of the winning entries composed by Kindergarten teacher, Julia Alubala: “Mom is My Best Friend”.

Many thanks from the entire SHOFCO team--it is your support that makes it possible for our young, creative leaders to thrive!

National Champion Trophy
National Champion Trophy
"My Mom is My Best Friend" Performance
"My Mom is My Best Friend" Performance

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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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