F.P.F.K Kibera (Makina)
Makina opened its doors in 2013. As well as life skills sessions, Makina takes part in chess competitions between other Schools of Hope and loves to play football.
St. Jerome (1st 2005)
St. Jerome was our very first School of Hope when ChallengeAid Founder and CEO Iestyn Thomas started the charity in 2005. St. Jerome is situated in Kibera, Narobi, one of the largest slum settlements in Kenya. St. Jerome School of Hope still has a high attendance level after 15 years enjoying life skills sessions as well as playing rugby and volleyball.
This is one of our earlier Schools of Hope which opened in May 2009. They often have a 'book swop' with other Schools of Hope if books aren't being used. Tumaini Railia, both boys and girls love playing basketball and volleyball.
Glory School of Hope opened its doors in September 2009
The doors opened in October 2009 The community around Silanga area rarely appreciate education hence low response at the beginning.Now 11 years later the SoH is doing really well.
F.P.F.K Good Hope
Opened in 2010
Dagorreti Muslim School of Hope
The Dagorreti Muslim Primary in Kawangware, Nairobi is one of our newer Schools of Hope.The school itself has 950 pupils which is a huge school by Kenyan standards.The SoH has been operational since June 2019 and has a committee of 5 members (4 women and 1 man). The SoH is hosted by a public primary school. 50 (26 girls and 24 boys) students are actively attending the SoH. The students are aged 10-15. Life skills sessions have taken place on Self awareness / drugs and substance abuse and dealing with peer pressure. The sessions reached 20 boys and 23 girls. Sports training has been taking place with a team for boys and another for girls; 2 volleyball teams for boys and girls are taking place. 16 girls are receiving sanitary pads every month. The learners are involved every week in the following talent development sessions – drama, dance and painting. There are 2 supervisors supporting the students.
Opened in September 2011 Tumaini Gituamba enjoys chess competitions and playing rugby, cricket, netball and football. In addition life skills, music and drama are also important for academic, physical and personal improvement.
Opened in December 2012
Mukuru is one of the most impoverished informal settlements in Nairobi and is based on the outskirts of the Mukuru slum area. St. Veronica School of Hope opened its doors in May 2016 and though they don't play a lot of field games, cricket and other social bonding games are popular.
True VineTrue Vine SoH since inception has been among the best performing Schools of Hope on character formation, talent development academic performance and participation. It has a committee of 14 members with three supervisors (one teacher, community youth leader and a youth patron). The SoH has 150 books supported by ChallengeAid, 50 books from the parents of the beneficiaries. The total registered students were 146 students (84 girls and 62 boys) with average daily attendance of 85 students (30 primary and 55 high school). The sports played are chess, volleyball, and football. The life skills session topics were making decisions, time management, and self care.
Mashimoni opened its doors in 2013 and was sponsored and named the "Billy Belderson" School of Hope. The SoH is very busy and along with studies after school they have an ongoing internal chess tournament, take part in debating sessions and the yearly talent competition. Cricket, rugby and football is played and occasionally self-defence classes.
Kambi Moto, Huruma
One of the new Schools of Hope in this area open in 2015 and has been named Bro Dinefwr after the school in Carmarthenshire. There are 80+ children and sports are being played weekly. This SoH was one of the first to have EduPads, they have become treasured motivators for learning! The students love sports and won the 2018 talent competition.
Though this SoH opened in 2016, it was burnt down in 2018 and when rebuilt was named George North SoH. It became so popular that we needed to create two shifts. The first, which is earlier in the evening when the (27) primary children attend and then later for the (33) secondary learners. Pupils take part in life skill sessions, sports and are part of the SoH internal chess competition
Opened in 2015 and completely funded by the Ladies London to Paris Cycle Ride challenge this SoH had a dramatic rise in the number of girl students following the Sanitary Pad Programme due to sponsorship from this same group of ladies. Students also take part in rugby, football and volleyball, life skill sessions, drama, music and debating during weekends and holidays.