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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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Rating: 5

As a founding Board Member of Shining HOpe for Community, I cannot stop talking about this amazing organization. Organized around the Kibera School for Girls, a free, topnotch educational experience for girls from ultrapoor peri-urban families in Kibera, Kenya, the school has become a hub for community transformation. The clinic serves the local population and has built trust and confidence, expanding capacity. The biosanitation and water point have provided clean water and hygienic latrines, which use cutting edge tech to produce methane. The playground is a first in this impoverished shantytown. Kennedy Odede is a role-model par excellance. But most of all what this fantastic project produces in prodigious amounts is: HOPE! The rest happens!