Official Opening Ceremony of Burkha SoH

June 23rd, 2017

This was the official opening of Burka SoH in Arusha, Tanzania. It is based on a primary school of 1,400 pupils and has been set up in partnership with The Goodall Foundation. Pics: Opening ceremony; many children in the classroom; Mr Ernest the Headteacher.

Iestyn Thomas in Kenya and Tanzania

June 21st, 2017

Iestyn Thomas arrived in Nairobi Monday morning and then travelled to Arusha, Tanzania on a six hour bus ride and started work. This photo was taken of Mount Meru towering over Arusha in Tanzania where we held the Headteachers management conference today. Looks green but real poverty #teachers empowering pupils.  

Learning how to play Chess

June 21st, 2017

This is Gitathuru School of Hope situated near Mathare. The photos show the children playing Chess. One student who received training from ChallengeAid is training the younger children.  

New School of Hope in Tanzania

June 21st, 2017

This is the new School of Hope in Salei Primary of 1,400+ pupils in Arusha, Tanzania. Opened in partnership with The Good Foundation. A huge welcome and real progress with #tGF #empoweringyoungpeople    

King’ong’o School of Hope

June 7th, 2017

King’ong’o is one of our three Schools of Hope in Nyeri, 100 miles north of Nairobi in the foothills of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The SoH being built will be one of the largest SoH’s in existence. This shows SoH learners studying in the classroom in the meantime whilst the construction continues

UK School of Hope Programme

May 26th, 2017

We currently have thirty three “Schools of Hope” (SoH) in Kenya and Tanzania, but largely in Nairobi. We are looking for Secondary Schools to join a partnership programme between the two schools here and East Africa with many mutual benefits:- Hosting fundraising events such as sports activities, danceathon, inter-house competitions, etc. to see SoH into the […]

Ex Student of one of our Schools of Hope

May 12th, 2017

I am Fatma Donte and ChallengeAid has been really good to me. I first became involved as a student in Glory SoH as a student. I was then sponsored by ChallengeAid to go to St. Paul’s College to study Communications and more recently Community Development. I am now involved by working/volunteering with the School of […]

Debating Contest in our Schools of Hope

May 2nd, 2017

A debating contest was held last Friday Eight SoH’s participated with eight students from each, 4 girls and four boys. They each spoke on a variety of topics The best speakers interestingly were all girls The debaters Best speakers in Form 3 Lilian (pink coat & black dress) from Madoya SoH emerged the best speaker […]

Chris and Emmanuel

May 2nd, 2017

We featured a story last week about 2 boys walking 25k to the SoH each day. Chris Saruni is 11 and he is the son of the School of Hope Chairman. His father had talked to him about the library but didn’t gave him fare to Bissil so Chris with a friend trekked on that […]

Burka School of Hope

May 2nd, 2017

This is a new SoH intended in Arusha in partnership with the Goodall Foundation This is currently the library which will soon become the SoH study room. There is huge poverty in this area but also there is much more greenery than you find in the informal slum settlements of Nairobi The same study room […]