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Alarming Teenage Pregnancy Statistics

November 12th, 2018

This week, the Kenyan national media released alarming reports about teenage pregnancy and school dropouts. In one county, 40% of all teenage girls dropped out of school to have children. This month, our Schools of Hope are holding dialogues about how to prevent teenage pregnancy. Discussion topics include: abstinence, saying no, healthy relationships and boundaries. […]

Mathare’s Got Talent!

November 9th, 2018

In the photo below, students from the 4B School of Hope in Nairobi are having a briefing about Mathare’s Got Talent, which will be held on November 22nd. They can participate in a range of categories, including stand-up comedy, choir singing, traditional dancing, modelling, acrobatics and artwork. Good luck, everyone!  

Revision Under the Table!

November 8th, 2018

When the supervisor did a head count at the Burka School of Hope yesterday, there was one girl missing, nowhere to be found… They eventually found her under the table, totally engrossed in her revision! 

Global Geography at the Burka Primary School of Hope

November 5th, 2018

  As you can see from their smiles, students from the Burka Primary School of Hope in Arusha, Tanzania are really enjoying their studies. The children particularly loved learning about global geography! 

A Grant for a New School of Hope

November 1st, 2018

ChallengeAid would like to say a huge thank you to the Clifford Chance Foundation for a grant which will allow us to create a new School of Hope in Nairobi! 

Transformative Results in Kiranyi

October 29th, 2018

Before the School of Hope opened in Kiranyi, 55 out of the 192 pupils scored 0 in their Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate. Now that there is a School of Hope, there are 324 students, and not one student failed in their most recent assessment – everybody will gain a certificate! They held a celebration for […]

First Challenge Completed for the Mamadoo Walkers & Friends

October 29th, 2018

  The Mamadoo Walkers & Friends have completed their first challenge: a half marathon power walk! In the upcoming months, they will be completing a series of physical challenges to raise £6000 to build a new School of Hope.     

A Successful Lunch with Nigel Owens and John Inverdale!

October 29th, 2018

  Thank you to everyone who came to the lunch yesterday with Nigel Owens MBE and John Inverdale.  Also, a big thank you to the Mercer for the delicious food!  The event was a huge success, and the funds raised will help us to create more Schools of Hope.

A Friendly Football Match

October 29th, 2018

Girls and boys from the Kambirwa School of Hope played a friendly football match against a local elite school. Everyone had a great time! 

DISCUSSIONS IN KOSOVO SCHOOL OF HOPE

October 15th, 2018

In the Kosovo School of Hope in Nairobi, 18 boys and girls discussed the concept of “taking charge of one’s life”.  Sophia from ChallengeAid Africa educated the group of pre-teens about the dangers of teenage sex. In 2017, research found that teenage pregnancy was one of the leading causes of girls dropping out of school.