Arise N Shine Visionary, Mary Menya, dies at 72
|Posted by Hope for the Child on January 1, 2022 at 8:50 PM||comments (691)|
2021, indeed, was a difficult year for us at Hope for the Child, especially because we lost our visionary and my mother, Mary Menya. With my father, Jason Menya, at her side, we began Arise N Shine Community schools in 2007, working towards a simple mission of bringing education access and hope to the most vulnerable children in the community. We started with 7 children in baby class in one of Mary's bedrooms in her home and today we have grown to build 2 schools in Kisum...Read Full Post »
Fall 2020 - Akinyi Williams featured on "Pivot" Harvard Ed Magazine
|Posted by Hope for the Child on November 29, 2020 at 12:55 AM||comments (1575)|
Harvard Graduate School of Education wanted to highlight how educators had to shift paradigms and forge forward in pursuit of educational goals, despite COVID 19 set backs.
Our founder and Executive Director, Akinyi Williams was featured in the "Pivot" issue.Read Full Post »
Arise N Shine Completes Schoolhouse in Rural Kisumu - Nyamila
|Posted by Hope for the Child on August 16, 2020 at 12:40 AM||comments (709)|
Ausust 15th 2020
The schoolhouse in Rachuonyo, Siaya District, Nyamila Kisumu is now complete. This building will house the second school for Arise N Shine Community Academies in Kenya.
The construction project which began October 2019 marked a great milestone. It expanded our rea...Read Full Post »
COVID-19 Impact on schools for the poor, Arise N Shine Community Academies - Kisumu, Kenya
|Posted by Hope for the Child on May 26, 2020 at 3:55 PM||comments (1708)|
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 chi...Read Full Post »
Hope for the Child Inc Receives 2020 Best of St. Paul Award
|Posted by Hope for the Child on February 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM||comments (161)|
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 a...Read Full Post »
A Library For The Little Ones
|Posted by Hope for the Child on December 25, 2018 at 7:15 PM||comments (449)|
Finally, the children at Arise N Shine Community Academy have access to books, more books!
Thanks to a partnership with Destination Teach, the school in Kisumu opened its doors to a brand new library.
This milestone is a great addition to the amenities we provide for our students and will be a window to the world where the kids can have exposure to global happenings, maps, stories from foreign lands, right on their f...Read Full Post »
Akinyi Williams Speaks at Ed Talks, Harvard Graduate School of Education
|Posted by Hope for the Child on April 18, 2016 at 11:40 PM||comments (739)|
It was wonderful speaking at Ed Talks tonight and sharing this great mission of providing access education to the poor. I got to learn about all the amazing work that my peers are doing around the world, as well as ideas that are incubating right at Harvard University. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be part of it all, representing the children.
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6th Annual Golf "Fore" the Child Tournament
|Posted by Hope for the Child on March 9, 2016 at 1:45 PM||comments (43)|
We're SO excited to announce a few details for our 6th Annual Golf "Fore" the Child Tournament!
Who: Awesome golfers looking for a fun time and a way to "do some good"
Where: The Links at Northfork - 9333 Alpine Dr, Ramsey, MN 55303
When: Tuesday, June 14 at 11am shot gun.
Other important details:
Price - $100 per golfer (100% goes toward a child's education!)
Sponsorship - Minimum $550 per sponsor/organiz...Read Full Post »
HFTC's Akinyi Williams selected to speak at Harvard's 7th Annual African Development Conference
|Posted by Hope for the Child on February 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM||comments (93)|
Akinyi Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Hope for the Child, has been invited to speak at The 7th Annual African Development Conference (ADC) titled “The African Renaissance" on March 4th & 5th at Harvard Kennedy School. Akinyi will be joining a panel of speakers on education, including: former Miss South Sudan Nok Nora Duany Bassey, Dr. David Moinina Sengeh President and co-founder of Global Minimum Inc. and Jonathan Starr Founder and Headmaster Emeritus of the Abaar...Read Full Post »
Bright pupil who overcame adversity to shine in 2015 KCPE By Caroline Nyanga
|Posted by Hope for the Child on January 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM||comments (500)|
Many students overcame adversity to emerge champions, beating thousands of others from privileged backgrounds across the country. One such student from a poor family background who demonstrated that hard work and dedication overrides one’s family background is 12-year-old Murigi Wycliffe Gakenge. Gakenge a student from The Keen School, situated within Komarock estate Phase 3B, in Nairobi garnered 425 marks emerging the top pupil in the school. Raised by a single mother, Gakenge was born...Read Full Post »