In 2020, we are making a difference to over 300 children in Kisumu, Kenya, everyday.
Since our inception in 2007, we have graduated over 1800 children from K - 4th grade.
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COVID-19 Impact on our schools in Kenya
The chatter and giggling banter grow louder as students excitedly come through the gates into Arise N Shine Community School compound every morning. The school is the only k-4 institution for miles in Kisumu township, Kenya that for the last 13 years has offered free education, uniforms, and a daily meal program to those children whom a formal education would otherwise be out of reach. As the founder and executive director for Hope for the Child Inc (HFTC), a US-based not-for-profit that fully funds and supports this school and one other in rural Kisumu, I am proud of the milestones we have reached. Since inception, we have graduated over 2000 children and supported another 500 post-graduation, in their subsequent pursuits. We have provided access to basic healthcare, sanitation, clean drinking water, built a library, promoted the arts and invested in Early Childhood Development Education for our teachers to maximize learning in the classroom. HFTC has invested in a farm that provides fresh foods from farm to table to subsidize our daily meal program and to provide economic development to improve the livelihood of all our staff across the initiatives that come together to make the enterprise work.
Despite all our successes, it never occurred to me that we would be faced with a decision to completely shut down the schools due to Covid-19. Read more...
SAVE THE DATE!
Our 9th annual Golf event has been postponed due to COVID-19 and now will be held on
Tuesday September 15th 2020
The Links at Northfork
9333 Alpine Dr NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
Arise N Shine Opens a 2nd School in Rural Kisumu
It is with great joy that Arise N Shine Community Academy will launch a second school in Rachuonyo, Siaya District, Kisumu, Kenya.
Hope for the Child has been partnered with our flagship school in Tom Mboya, Kisumu for the past 11 years. We are proud to open a second school which is currently giving access to 21 students in Pre-Kindergarten. Our goal is to increase enrollment in 2019 to 50 students. We are so thankful to our donors, teachers and staff who have made this a possibility. Our mission is to provide access to education to disadvantaged children and this second location does exactly that.
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
Hope for the Child Inc
Best of St. Paul
ST. PAUL February 8, 2020 -- Hope for the Child Inc has been selected for the 2020 Best of St. Paul Award in the Child Care Services category by the St. Paul Award Program.
Each year, the St. Paul Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the St. Paul area a great place to live, work and play.
News and Highlights:
Thank you for an AMAZING 2019!
In 2019 we grew to almost 300 students in the 2 schools that we serve daily.
Thanks to you, our donations grew by 30%, more than we have ever had since our inception in 2007.
Thank you so much for choosing to make us part of your mission and giving this year.
We had our very first graduating kindergartners in our new school in Rural Nyamila, which was a big infusion of energy, encouragement and excitement for the children and the community at large.
We are thankful to our partnerships such as one with Destination Teach, based in New York, for bringing much needed resources, best practice, fun and flavor to the school. Our collaboration with Moving Forward Africa, based in Minneapolis, brought us a step closer to bringing water to the people of Nyamor Village in Asembo.
Our flagship school in Kisumu Town, Tom Mboya, graduated the 4th graders, our highest level. We completed the final touches to the library with your help, providing desks, chair, shelves, furniture and reading resources to help enhance learning for the students.
So what is next?
This year, in 2020, we are looking to build 4 new classrooms in our Rural Nyamila School. Enrollment is expected to grow this coming school year which starts in January, just a few weeks away. We are also building a kitchen that will help bring the standards of nutrition up to code.
This coming year we need your help to find books for the library in Tom Mboya School. We are looking forward to a partnership that will make this possible to enhance learning for our students.
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 celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year in the best way!
Hope for the Child and Arise N Shine Community Academies extends its deepest gratitude to YOU, for helping us make our mission real!
Executive Director, Founder
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