SHOFCO

Field Partner

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) transforms urban poverty to urban promise. SHOFCO provides free medical care, community empowerment programs, quality education, and clean water in the slums of Nairobi. The School Fund works with SHOFCO to provide scholarships that allow children to attend quality public secondary schools outside of the slum.

Location:
Kenya
Partner Type:
Community-Based Organization Private Primary School
Population served:
Students living in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit
Services provided:
Scholarship recipients receive mentorship, healthcare, reproductive health classes and participate in community service projects.
TSF student promotion rate:
TBD

SHOFCO is raising money for 75 students' school expenses. 13 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Evans

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    Evans

    Kenya

    I was born in a family of four and I am the last born. I have lived with my mother's sister since I was 3 and she is known as my mother. I would like to be a pilot and in 10 years I see myself still pursuing my dreams. After school I hope to get a job and change the life of my family and proceed to change the living standards of my community. This is so every child can get the opportunity to go to school.

    School Year 2019

  • Ezekiel

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    Ezekiel

    Kenya

    After finishing school I would like to be in a better place than where I am now. I would like to have a better job so that I can even move my parents from the slums to an estate. I would like to build my parents a permanent house which will have everything they need. In the next 10 years, I am hoping that I will have my own family and will be living happily with them. I will teach my children to have good morals. If I succeed in my education, I will try my best to help people who are living in the slums and give scholarships to children who do their best on exams.

    School Year 2019

  • Josephine

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    Josephine

    Kenya

    Josephine is a driven and dedicated student. She aims to perform well in secondary school so that she continue her studies at Kenyatta University. While at university, she wants to study education and theology, and she dreams of someday being a journalist. She also would like to own a children's home for babies two years and under so that she can give back to them and help them grow the same way that her mother did for her. Her mother owns her own business and Josephine is inspired by her mother's hard work and success.

    School Year 2019

  • Morgan

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    Morgan

    Kenya

    "My aunt has been helping by buying my books since my mother died...In the future I would like to be a doctor so that I can help my family out of this poverty and also help our community against all the crimes. I want to help us to have good health services. Through becoming successful in education I will be able to help my society and support them. In the years to come I am hoping to be working as a doctor. I will be saving lives and use it to help my family and community at large."

    School Year 2019

  • Bill Clinton

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    Bill Clinton

    Kenya

    Bill Clinton is passionate about science and hopes to study the sciences at a higher level. He is also an all-around knowledge seeker, who is determined to acquire a complete understanding of every school subject in order to make an informed decision on exactly which area he will then pursue. He has been raised by a single mother who runs a small business, through which she was able to pay his school fees, his uniforms, and his books. Bill Clinton is an avid football fan. He loves playing the game and hopes to continue doing so wherever he ends up in life. Finally, he is very socially conscious and acknowledges that no matter how small or large his salary is in the future, he will always donate a portion of it to those in need.

    School Year 2019

  • Sharonvera

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    Sharonvera

    Kenya

    "Where I live is not pleasing to the eyes. Coming from a family of seven, and myself being the firstborn, my family members look up to me as their future helper. It has been a very difficult task in paying school fees and for uniforms up to now. I cannot afford to buy books. When I finish my education, I would like to be a neurosurgeon. Many people suffer from problems, and there are not enough qualified doctors to treat this problem. People cannot get treated in Kenya. If I become a doctor, my parents will no longer live in the slums. I will make life heaven on Earth for them. I will also use my earning to pay school fees for my younger siblings."

    School Year 2019

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