Thank you for partnering with us in 2016 to make education possible and dreams achievable for many children in need.

Immediate needs/Goals:

1. The purchase of 10 desks at $35 each for a total of $350.

2. Repairs of the student bathrooms: including door replacement for $500.

3. Sponsorship of a teacher's salary: The monthly cost of a teacher's salary is $120 and we need to sponsor 5 teachers.  

Thank you again for all of your support over the last year - our accomplishments wouldn't have been possible without you! 

As we head into 2016, we'd like to share an opportunity to give to Hope for the Child. We truly appreciate your continued support and hope that you are able to contribute to Hope for the Child this year. Your generosity will allow us to reach new goals, and more important serve more children with the education they deserve. 

Hope for the Child is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization so your contributions are tax-deductible.

Giving is easy:

1. Click on the the Donate button on the navigation bar above and follow the prompts.

Happy New Year!

Dear Friends,

Over the last year Hope for the Child has been blessed - full of success and joy! For this, we thank all of youYour efforts, dedication and support of our mission has allowed us to make a poor child’s dream of going to school come true. 

Because of you, 16 children - 9 girls and 7 boys - took part in our third elementary graduation ceremony! Congratulations to all the students, teachers and staff at Arise N Shine Community Academy for this achievement! We look forward to making even more children’s dreams of living a happier, healthier life come true in 2016.

On behalf of all the families and staff at Hope for the Child, I would like to send warm hugs and best wishes as you begin this New Year in the best way! Hope for the Child and Arise N Shine Community Academy extends deep gratitude to everyone - YOU - who has helped us make our mission real!

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Akinyi Williams

Executive Director, Founder

Serving abandoned and disadvantaged children in Kisumu, Kenya SINCE 2007

The students that we serve consist of children from various disadvantaged groups, including but not limited to, children from backgrounds of poverty, abuse and HIV/AIDS in the Kisumu area. Hope for the Child will enable orphans to become adults who are able to contribute to society and defeat poverty for generations to come. Through education and community leadership initiatives, we inspire children to realize their full potential in life. The aim of HFTC is to bring not only food and substance to the body, but to nurture the mind and soul through love, education, and parental guidance.

"Kenya is among the world’s 30 poorest countries, ranking 152 out of 177 countries on the 2006 Human Development Index."

"More than 15 million people – including more than half the rural population – are without access to safe water or sanitation facilities."

1.2 million of school-going aged children remain unenrolled


Meet Brevil Omugah. Brevil is 9 years old and is in 1st grade. He lives in the Nyawita slums with both of his parents. He likes Spider man and playing racing games. His favorite subjects are English and CRE. He loves to eat rice and beans. To help support or sponsor Brevil, please click on the Donate now button and send any amount to Hope for the Child. 

Graduating class 2015!

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2015!  Patience, below, is one of our graduates and she proudly poses for a picture.