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.

Tumaini Ralia

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.

Kibera Glory

Glory School of Hope opened its doors in September 2009

Emmanuel Silanga

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.

Tumaini Gituamba

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.

Tumaini Kiambiu

Opened in December 2012


The Bethel School of Hope in Kangemi is one of our longer established Homework Clubs which opened in 2013. It has an average of 40 pupils per night and has had a substantial increase of girls. There is a consistent supply of mains electricity although the SoH has solar power lamps as backup. Being presented with a certificate (2019) to Immaculate Lumasayi, a supervisor to say a special thank you for all her volunteering work and time to support all the young people at Bethel.

St. Veronica

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 Vine

True 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.


Opened in 2017

Mathare 48

Known by the simple title of 4B, this is one of the more dangerous areas of Mathare where safety is an issue. We set up this SoH here as it was badly needed.

Gitathuru Huruma


Madoya SoH was started in 2016. It is hosted by Madoya Tumaini Youth Group. The members of the group are from the local village and hope to assist the students to get a good education and better prospects in life.



Valley Bridge Primary

Opened in 2017

Gitathuru Genesis

Opened in 2017

Billian Centre

Opened in 2019

St.Benedict's (Street Kids) School of Hope

St. Benedict School of Hope opened in 2019 and now have a total of 109 children who are managed by 3 supervisors of which 2 are in college doing electrical engineering and one is a social worker at the centre We have been able to cover 4 life skills sessions with them on the following topics: Strategies to improve academic performance; Discipline and respect for excellence in life; Succeeding in school and exam techniques. The SoH has been participating in football, volleyball, basketball and chess. The SoH has two sports coaches who participated in a SoH sports coaches training on sports for rehabilitating youths in trouble with authority. .


Participation has risen in Bamburi School of Hope to 70 learners (31 girls & 39 boys). Three sports are played: Cricket; football and table tennis. A well wisher donated table tennis equipment. Muslims girls who have been shy to play football and cricket have now taken up table tennis. A reading club has been formed and learners are actively reading and presenting book reports to their peers, the activity takes place every Saturday.


Likoni Schools of Hope in Mombasa opened in 2018. with a very organised SoH committee.


There is real poverty in this inform slum settlement and opening Matopeni in Mombasa was readily welcomed by the community. As well as revising five evenings a week the students enjoy the life skills sessions and sports.


Opened in2018


This School of Hope opened in 2016 and is situated in the Aberdares with our partners Rhino Ark


Bondeni also started taking students in 2016. The uptake from the Primary schools has been excellent with about 60 children attending each evening.


The work to build a brand new School of Hope took place in 2018 and is doing really well.


Tetu School of Hope opened in 2017 has just over 100 students and with an overall school improvement last year, their results are outstanding !!


Opened in 2017 Kambirwa School of Hope is in the highlands of Muranga, two hours outside Nairobi. The SoH is sponsored by funds raised through the “November Challenge” when young people in Wales exercised to increase their own fitness and at the same time raised money for children living in difficult circumstances in Kenya. Since the launch the school has already reported positive improvements in academic performance. Football, rugby, cricket and chess are played.