Kibera Slum, located in Nairobi, is one of the largest slums in the world. Poverty, unemployment, sexual violence, and lack of opportunities and resources are rampant throughout the slum. Only 8% of girls are able to go to school, even though Kenya supposedly has free universal education.
This is where Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) comes in. They run many programs throughout the slum, including the Kibera School for Girls. The school takes the neediest young girls with a desire to learn and instead of paying school fees, parents spend time volunteering at the school, ensuring that they are involved in their daughters’ education.
Check out this amazing video featuring Kennedy Odede, the founder of SHOFCO, and these amazing girls. You can also go to the Kibera School for Girl’s website to learn more and see how you can help this amazing community organization find the best ways to create future female leaders in Kenya.