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Class of 2015!

Posted by Hope for the Child on January 7, 2016 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (23)

Congratulations, to all the students who graduated this year from the final class at Arise N Shine Community Academy. Nine boys and seven girls graduated and the caregivers proudly thronged at the school on closing day to meet with teachers and school administrators.

 Thank you so much for all your hard work, teachers and students.

We are Growing!

Posted by Hope for the Child on March 22, 2015 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (134)

Arise N Shine Community Academy is making plans to increase enrollment. Since its doors opened in 2007, the school has helped over 500 disadvantaged children from pre-k to 2nd grade, giving them hope for a brighter future. Today, the team on the ground is hoping to double their capacity and get more children out of the streets and into the classrooms. “We are all set to move forward and expand. There is no turning back”, says Mrs Menya, a director at the school. “We are looking to spread to Nyahera and Siaya in the coming years”. The new addition to the school include 3 classrooms, an office for staff and a dining area for the children.

There is a lot of excitement in the air, as dump trucks bring in the rocks and other raw materials. The strident sound of hammers pounding nails is unmistakable. Mrs Menya adds that she plans to start development programs at the school aimed at supporting the widows in the community. Neighbors, parents and caregivers stop by to wave and nod their support. Hope for the Child would like to give you the opportunity to help us continue to make a difference in this community. The time is now.

5th Annual Golf fore the Child Event!

Posted by Hope for the Child on March 22, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (189)


Mark you calendars, folks!

Our 5th Annual Golf Fore the Child Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday June 9th, 2015.

Last year we raised over $5000 to help the children at Arise N Shine Community Academy go to school.

This year, our goal is to raise $15000! This will help pay for the children's food, healthcare needs and learning materials expenses for a whole year!

We need your help. Join us on the course or just send a donation to support this worthwhile event by clicking the Donate button to follow prompt.

Hope to see you there!!!


Event date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015


The Links at Northfork Golf Course

9333 Alpine Drive NW

Ramsey, Minnesota


Registration: 10am

Modified Shot gun 11:30am

$100.00 per golfer

$375 per foursome

Good Times at the Golf Course 2014

Posted by Hope for the Child on June 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (17)

It was a beautiful day on Monday June 9th, when golfers come out for some fun in the sun, while supporting the children at Arise N Shine Community Academy in Kenya. 

Together we raised over $4500 that will go towards books, food and medical assistance for the 80 children we take care of. 

Thank you so much to all who participated for your generosity and stay tuned for details on another great day of golf next year!

4th Annual Golf "Fore" the Child Event

Posted by Hope for the Child on April 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (4249)

What: The 4th annual Golf "Fore" the Child Event to benefit disadvantaged children in Kisumu, Kenya. 

When:  Monday June 9th, 2014. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. ; Modified Shotgun starts at 12:30 p.m.

Where: The Links at Northfork Golf Course & Banquet Center in Ramsey, Minnesota

Why: HFTC is a Minnesota based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving and empowering abandoned and disadvantaged children in Kenya, Africa. This school now serves the daily needs of 80 children every year and over 470 children since its inception in 2007. The funds raised will go towards needed food, books, teachers, desks, school equipment for Arise N’ Shine Community Academy in Kenya. These children will have a chance at becoming adults that are able to contribute to society and break the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

Also, the Links at Northfork prides itself as one of the finest Scottish Links Style golf courses that promises to be a challenging andmemorable experience for golfers of all skill levels.

Cost: For $95 per golfer or $375 for a foursome, you can play in the tournament. This includes dinner, served at the banquet center overlooking the beautiful course in the evening.

Can't make it?

If you are unable to make the event, but would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to Hope for the Child and mail your check to:

Hope for the Child, 8315 Emerald Lane, Woodbury, MN, 55125.

If you have any questions about the event, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, please contact Akinyi Williams at 651-246-0552 or via email at hopeforthechildinfo@gmail.com.