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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.

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