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. 86 have been fully funded so far.

  • 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 2023

  • Antony Onyango

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    Antony Onyango

    Kenya

    Antony attended a free-education primary school, which provided him with a uniform and books. His family situation has been incredibly unstable because his father has been suffering from an unidentifiable mental illness and his mother is the only breadwinner of the family. Over the past years, she has been using much of her meager incomes to take his father to the hospital. Antony is a strong student and despite all his obstacles, he hopes to continue working hard in his school work.

    School Year 2019

  • Bellyn

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    Bellyn

    Kenya

    I live in the Kibera slums in a village known as Kisumu Ndogo. I have two siblings and live with both parents. My favorite subjects are science, social studies, and Kiswahili because they are entertaining and give you the history of where we’ve come from as a country and as human beings. I love swimming, sports and reading story books which wholesomely engage me and keep me fit. I am aspiring to be a nurse so I can contribute positively towards people in my country by attending to them when they are ill.

    School Year 2023

  • Jeremiah

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    Jeremiah

    Kenya

    I am a student at Ofafa Jericho High School in Nairobi, and previously attended Palmolive Primary School. My mother lost her job during the pandemic and struggled to put food on the table. Everything they get is used to feed the family, and I didn't know if I would be able to attend high school. This scholarship is my only opportunity to go to high school, and I am so thankful.

    School Year 2022

  • Ishrah

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    Ishrah

    Kenya

    I am Ishra Shaban, a 15 year old student at Upper High School Nairobi. I attended Tenderlings Primary where I scored 388 marks on the KCPE. I really had hard times when I was joining high school and I was even sent back, it was by grace that this scholarship came my way. I really appreciate the support and worked hard to achieve good grades. I have had challenges studying at home too, I do not have any revision material even though I borrow from friends. I study very hard and am sure I will achieve my dream grades and marks. Both my mother, brother and I live in my uncle's house, we do not have any house or home. I haven't seen my father for years and even lost hope of seeing him again. We have suffered, but I thank God since due to this program I am in school.

    School Year 2022

  • Paul

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    Paul

    Kenya

    My name is Paul Kimetu, 16 years old. I went to Ayany Primary School where I scored 323 marks on the KCPE and later joined Muindi Mbingu Boys High School located in Machakos county. When I joined High school I had a challenge in time management, this included waking up for down preps, but with time I adjusted. The Covid -19 outbreak disrupted everything and we are now at home. SHOFCO had paid my full term school fees and that was the reason I had to work hard. The truth is that if it were not for the scholarship program, I would not have been in school. I'm also proud of my achievement, at school we did a test and I scored a B+. My parents are jobless and are doing odd jobs to provide for our needs, even though we still can not afford three meals a day.

    School Year 2022

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