Rugby in the Informal Slum Settlements

April 18th, 2018

Training begins again ! And they said that rugby would never be played by the young people in informal slum settlements ! Here we have the students excited during their Easter holidays about the start of the rugby season in Arusha (Tanzania). Below are some photos from Arusha, courtesy of Juma from the Arusha Rugby […]

Protection and Nurturing of Children

April 17th, 2018

At the last Supervisors’ monthly meeting in Mathare the focus was on protection and nurturing of learners under the Schools of Hope umbrella. The supervisors shared strategies that they use in their own SoH’s and the debate was finally concluded with unanimous agreement that no child will be subjected to corporal punishment as at the […]

Bissil School of Hope

April 17th, 2018

Bissil School of Hope near the Kenyan/Tanzanian border has been a beehive of activity this month. We get over 60 learners coming in every day. The local community “the Masai” who are cattle herders, have had a good season after the rains in March, there is plenty of pasture and water. It’s the traditional duty […]

March 21st, 2018

The children at Kambirwa, near Nyeri had a relaxed session today with a variety of choices. Some revised, some played chess, while others did group learning. Meanwhile at Kiranyi SoH in Arusha the children broadened their horizons, studied the globe and had a better understanding of world geography and politics.  

Life-Skills Session

March 13th, 2018

The first life skills session was held last Saturday at one of our recent Schools of Hope, Kiandutu in the high plains of Thika. An amazing 67 learners attended with the discussion centred on self-discipline, setting own goals and having a winning mind-set.  The session was facilitated by our supervisors from some of our SoH […]

Two Shifts at George North’s School of Hope

March 13th, 2018

One of our Schools of Hope, Kiamutisya, which is sponsored from the proceedings of a dinner with George North, is becoming so popular that we need to create two shifts. The first, which is earlier in the evening when the primary children attend and then later for the secondary learners.

Learning Tablets for Pupils

February 27th, 2018

There was great excitement amongst the pupils and Supervisors as ChallengeAid Africa recently delivered more tablets with educational content to three more Schools of Hope in Mathare, Nairobi.

Numbers of Pupils Rising in SoH in Tanzania

February 23rd, 2018

Our numbers at one of our Schools of Hope in Arusha, Tanzania has risen to 80 per day, with students having to attend in shifts which necessitates some sharing seats at the moment. We are in the process of providing 30 additional seating spaces.

Okerian School of Hope

February 20th, 2018

There was a committee meeting last week at Okerian our latest SoH created in partnership with tGF. It is now up and running with brand new textbooks and bookshelves and already has 73 students attending regularly and we are only in the first few weeks !!! The SoH has two lady supervisors who live in […]

Sanitary Pads for the SoH’s in Arusha

February 12th, 2018

Very happy students from Kirayni School of Hope in Arusha, Tanzania receiving a supply of sanitary pads on Tuesday. ChallengeAid wants to continue providing sanitary pads for 1000 girls attending our Schools of Hope (SoH) programme. This will allow each girl at least 2 packs per month for the next 12 months. This has already […]