In 2019, we are making a difference to over 200 children in Kisumu, Kenya, everyday. 

Since our inception in 2007, we have graduated over 1500 children from K - 3rd grade. 

Thank you for all your prayers and support. 

Thank you for an AMAZING year! 

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? 

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!

Thank you!


Akinyi Williams

Executive Director, Founder

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


Upcoming Events:


Ways you can help: 

Sponsor one or all of the following:

1. Food for 120 children = $1000 per month

2. Books, pencils and learning materials = $100 per month

3. One teacher's salary = $120 per month. We have 8 teachers.  

4. One teacher's training and development = $350 per year

5. One child's uniform set, incl. shoes and socks = $80 per year

6. Sports equipment e.g. soccer balls = $200 per year 

7. Sponsor a child's needs = $400 per year


Thank you again for all of your support  - our accomplishments wouldn't have been possible without you! 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.