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Shining Hope for Communities

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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: Shining hope for communities believes in the urban poor, in their strength, resilience and capacity to create a better future. Through grassroots leadership, we link schools for girls to community services for all, building vibrant, gender equitable communities.

Programs: Johanna justin-jinich community clinic: shofco's community clinic is a 21-room clinic adjacent to the kibera school for girls that specializes in primary and women's and child health care. Our services include a maternal and child welfare services, a nutrition program, hiv/arv comprehensive care, pmtct, family planning, gender-based violence response, health education, and door-to-door outreach. Staffed by nurses, lab technicians, and community health workers, the clinic treats an average of 250 patients each day.

kibera school for girls: the kibera school for girls provides free superior education to 216 of kibera's brightest and most at-risk girls in kibera. At no cost, the school provides two daily meals, uniforms, school supplies, healthcare, and psychosocial support. Ksg currently serves students in pre-k to 6th grade and will expand to follow students through 8th grade, ultimately serving 400 students. The school also provides students with after-school programs and a variety of extracurricular activities that serve to provide leadership training and access to positive female role models.

the kenya program operations department supports overall program operations and provides high-level program management and support to all our programs, ensuring our programs are operating effectively and efficiently.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MPLM/ Give a Hand Canada had the opportunity to partner with SHOFCO a few years ago for a Maternity Health program in the community of Kibera in Kenya. Since day one, as President of MPLM/GAH I've been certainly impress by the passion, determination and engagement of Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner Odede for their organisation. They certainly are representing a generation of people who encompasses the famous words of: "Be the Change you wish to see in the world". Our organisation has partnered again this year for a Water access project and we are working hard at getting a group of funders to participate in this project with us. We are certainly proud of participating at making a difference with SHOFCO in Kibera. We know you can!! :)


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shining Hope for Communities is a visionary organization. I'm so proud to support their high-impact approach and innovative model to combatting urban poverty and improving gender equality. Their leadership is inspiring, and the urgency of their work is clear. SHOFCO's holistic solution to the challenges of urban poverty is exactly the type of innovation the world needs more of-- they are not only investing in girls' leadership through world-class education, but they are supporting entire families: giving communities the resources they need in order to empower and affect true (and lasting) change. I'd give them the highest recommendation to anyone interested in truly world-changing action.