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 74 students' school expenses. 56 have been fully funded so far.

  • Hassan

    66%

    Hassan

    Kenya

    My name is Hassan Juma. I'm 16 years old. I studied at Olympic Primary School in Kibera where I scored 348 marks out of the possible 500 on the KCPE. I joined Pumwani Secondary school in Starehe constituency, which is in Nairobi county. I am very grateful for the scholarship program. It is the reason why I joined high school since my parents earn very little money. I did not experience harsh challenges in school since I just joined the school and within the first two months we had to be released due to COVID-19 outbreak that has affected the whole world. While at home during this period, my parents struggled and bought me a few revision materials. Currently, I'm revising to boost my knowledge since I do not want to be behind when schools open. I need to work hard and show that the scholarship was really necessary and to appreciate and give back to the community. I have four brothers and one sister plus my two parents. The family is already large and I must work hard to save them from poverty. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to study.

    School Year 2022

  • Irene

    66%

    Irene

    Kenya

    I attended Cheryl's Watoto Learning Center and now am in high school at Kijabe Girls School in Kiambu County, Kenya. We did not have school fees and my parents wondered if I could join the school. I am so thankful for the scholarship because otherwise I would not be in school. I am working hard to be a better person in the future and provide for my parents and my two brothers. I am so grateful for this opportunity.

    School Year 2022

  • Jeremiah

    66%

    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

  • Taabu

    75%

    Taabu

    Kenya

    I am a student at High Ridge High School in Nairobi. Previously I attended Little Prince Primary School. I could not have joined high school if it weren't for this scholarship program. My mother is jobless and she could not afford to always provide us with food. I will work hard to rescue my family from poverty and help other needy people in my slum community. I am so grateful for this opportunity.

    School Year 2022

  • Clinton

    66%

    Clinton

    Kenya

    I studied at Olympic primary school now attend Nyambaria High School. My studies were always impacted by the level of poverty my family lives in. My family's resources went to medical fees for my mother before she passed. My two older siblings joined university but couldn't manage the fees and are now at home. This scholarship is the only way my family could manage to send me to school. I work hard to get good grades so I can also study at university. I am very thankful for this opportunity.

    School Year 2022

  • Erick

    66%

    Erick

    Kenya

    I come from a family of 6 living in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi. I attended Kibera Primary School and now am a student at Koroko Secondary School. I am an active student in class and extracurricular activities. At home, we have no access to clean water, healthcare, or sanitation, and affording two meals a day is difficult. This scholarship is the only chance I have to go to school. I want to study hard to get good grades so I can join a top university, and I am very thankful for this opportunity.

    School Year 2022

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