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 86 students' school expenses. 74 have been fully funded so far.

  • Pamphy

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    Pamphy

    Kenya

    I am an intelligent girl. My hobbies are drawing, colouring, and painting. At school I enjoy going for sports, but at home I enjoy playing and watching movies. My favorite subject is science because I enjoy doing the experiments with the teacher. I also enjoy english because our teacher reads fun and inspiring books to us. When I grow up I want to be a doctor so I can treat people with injuries and illness. I want to examine patients, take medical histories, and prescribe medications.

    School Year 2024

  • Cynthia

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    Cynthia

    Kenya

    I live in the Kibera slum in a village known as Gatwekera. I have four siblings and live with both parents. My favorite subjects are social studies and math because they engage me and help in critical thinking. My interest is swimming and reading fairy tale stories that wow me. I am hoping to be metrologies so that I can prepare people for bad or good weather and inspire young girls to take up such careers since most of them aren’t willing to do so in my community.

    School Year 2024

  • Jane

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    Jane

    Kenya

    I enjoy going for trips, swimming, and learning. When I grow up I want to be a doctor so I can treat many people in my community. My favorite subjects are languages, and science. This is because I enjoy doing the experiments and learning new vocabulary. I also enjoy STEM lessons because it deals with my favorite subjects in a fun way

    School Year 2024

  • Mitchelle

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    Mitchelle

    Kenya

    I live in the Kibera slums in a village known as Gatwekera. I have seven siblings and live with both parents. My favorite subjects are science, social studies and Math because they engage me and help in critical thinking. I love going for runs and exercising to be fit. I am hoping to be a professional athlete so that I can compete in long distance races and win medals and be an example to young people who are afraid to take up challenges.

    School Year 2024

  • Faith

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    Faith

    Kenya

    I have five siblings - one brother and four sisters. Subjects I love are Math and science as they do help me solve problems in real life. Learning math and solving problems is part of the many things that make me happy since when I get to teach others who might not understand when new things are taught I do get to learn again in the process. My hobby is drawing, this is what I enjoy doing when I am free. I do look forward to becoming an engineer when I grow up so as to make new designs of buildings and other things.

    School Year 2024

  • Lynne

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    Lynne

    Kenya

    My hobbies are drawing, painting, and reading. I also enjoy practicing my typing on computers in school and training myself to learn how to swim when I can. My favorite subject is art because it involves a lot of painting, colouring, drawing, and some cut-outs. When I grow up, I would like to be an optician. Although opticians have tough times, I will not give up on my dream because I would like to give something back to the community. I would love to be a famous optician known around the whole of world. My dream is to travel the world helping people with their eye problems. I would like to thank my mum for all the good things that have happened to me and the C.E.O of our school, Kennedy Odede. He is my role model.

    School Year 2024

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