My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Shining Hope For Communities, New York, NY, USA
I am Kenyan, just like the founder of Shining Hope (Kennedy Odede). The way things work in Kenya; children who come from financially capable families, are the ones who are exposed to opportunities. These children will essentially get better education, be exposed to more opportunities and better jobs. This is sadly not the case for people living in slums such as Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The people who grow up there do not get access to basic primary education, healthcare and proper sanitation due to their income levels. They do not dream of become influential and prominent people in society. Most people in Kenya accept these inequalities as a truth of life. Shining Hope is an amazing organization as it does not accept this and challenges this societal norm. It does this by allowing children from impoverished backgrounds to have a shot at success. Shining Hope empowers these children, not just financially in the form of education and healthcare, but mentally by changing previous ideologies. The children now believe that they can succeed just as much as a rich child can. Because of Shining Hope, the children have opportunities to succeed. Wanjiru Ngige
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