ChallengeAid, formerly known as Schoolchildren for Children, is a registered charity, established in 2005 to help children living in some of Africa’s worst slums .
The aim of ChallengeAid is to take children out of poverty through education in some of the informal settlement slums of Nairobi. This unique concept is both an alternative and complementary type of education which allows many children who are unable to attend school during the day to be able to continue their studies at night through our “Schools of Hope” programme.
There are now thirty Schools of Hope (SoH) in Kenya and Tanzania.
Last year ChallengeAid was involved in the education of 1,800 + young people from the ages of 10 – 18.
One of the key metrics for the programme is how many students succeed in accessing university.
In 2016 over 40% of Form 4 students went on to University & higher education from our 17 longest established SoH.
More recently ChallengeAid has been facilitating and organising thousands of adults who have been undertaking a wide variety of Challenges and various fund raising events.
One of our USP’s is that none of the money raised through sponsored challenges is used for administrative purposes.
What are 'Schools of Hope'?
Our Schools of Hope operate after school hours, giving children educational support by providing desks, chairs ...
How do I get involved?
If you are a school, a University, a Corporate or an individual hoping to undertake an Open Challenge
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"By engaging in challenges to raise money and fund the 'Schools of Hope' in the most deprived areas of Africa, ...
George North, Welsh International Rugby Player
Projects such as yours are of great importance in the drive to encourage young people to get active and combat ...
Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
This is an excellent initiative and one that I fully support. Not only will it encourage pupils to exercise and ...
Andrew Adonis, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools