About Us

What we do

ChallengeAid promotes health and fitness throughout the UK by motivating schools, universities, corporate groups and individuals to raise money through sponsored exercise. Everyone needs to exercise more, to improve both physical and mental health. Our pledge is that none of the money raised from sponsored physical activity is used for administrative purposes. With the money raised, we create Schools of Hope in East Africa, which provide extra opportunity for aspirational young slum dwellers.

We believe that we are one of the very few charities able to respond to some of Africa’s ongoing issues without creating a culture of dependency or bringing knee-jerk reactions to the latest crises. The Schools of Hope are a unique, long-term, sustainable solution for the provision of educational opportunity.


What are Schools of Hope? 

Our Schools of Hope operate in the evenings, weekends, and holidays. Individuals have access to textbooks, caring supervision, peer support, as well as services such as sporting activities, music and drama classes, careers advice, and life-skills classes. The centres offer both an alternative and complementary form of education.

For many young slum dwellers, the Schools of Hope are their only access to education.


Where we work

There are now 39 Schools of Hope throughout Nairobi in Kenya and Arusha in Tanzania.


Our Impact

We educate 2,500 young people from the ages of 10-18.

In 2017, 96% of our pupils transitioned from primary to secondary school.
In 2017, over 92% of leavers from the Schools of Hope succeeded in accessing university or finding employment.

Read our most recent Impact Evaluation Report: 


ChallengeAid Report Jan 15