Wishing you a wonderful beginning of September from all of us at Shining Hope for Communities! We are gearing up for an exciting fall, and are tremendously grateful for your continued support of our work. Enjoy the updates below and have a great Labor Day weekend!
Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic
Our clinic HIV services are currently undergoing expansion. Our clinic will soon be able to provide ARVs to children. In addition, through a partnership with the Ministry of Health and Malteser International, we will soon be able to provide comprehensive TB treatment and care.
Youth Peer Provider Program: Sexual Health Education
Our partnership with Planned Parenthood International is helping to expand our Youth Peer Provider (YPP) program, which trains local youth to educate their peers about sexual and reproductive health. We've started to make plans for the expansion, which will include turning a floor of our second community center into a YPP dedicated space that will be used for youth meetings, workshops, and distribution of sexual and reproductive health information and materials.
Clean Water Project
There are currently 524 households (with a total of 2,242 household members) buying water from our clean water kiosk. Over the first six months the water tower has earned a 28% profit.
Kibera School for Girls
We are thrilled to announce that Headmistress Anne Olwande has given birth to a healthy baby girl! Born on the day of our students' triumphant success at Kenya's National Poetry and Elocution Festival, Headmistress Anne's beautiful baby girl is named Aileen in honor of the poem the students performed: 'After a Bath' by Aileen Fisher.
We are enrolling a new class of students in January 2013 and are on the search for dedicated individuals, like you, who are interested in supporting of our new pre-kindergarteners. If you know anyone who would be interested in sponsoring one of our new students, please don't hesitate to put them in contact with the Director of KSG Sponsorship: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship support will cover education expenses (teacher salaries, school supplies and curriculum), daily nourishment (two meals/day), psychosocial support, uniforms, field trips, and primary healthcare at our Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic. Sponsor funds may also be used to cover the costs of prescription medications, eyeglasses, dental work, and even special dietary needs. Unfortunately, without sponsorship funds, these needs and others are often not met.
Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to grow our impact!
Start your birthday campaign today! Instead of birthday presents, rally your friends and family to donate on your behalf to bring hope to the lives of men, women, and children in the Kibera slum. Your birthday will help Shining Hope for Communities provide free education for Kibera's most vulnerable girls, comprehensive community healthcare, youth soccer programs, women's empowerment groups-- and much more!
Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to make a difference! Pledge to give up your next birthday for SHOFCO!
SHOFCO's Women Empowerment Project