Hope4Kibera is a new charity recently launched by a group in Devon.
The Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, is the largest urban slum in Africa and home to about a million people living in dire poverty. 3 metre square tin shacks are stacked together on a hillside of rubbish and worse, where families fight the daily battle for survival against all the diseases of poverty: malnutrition, TB, HIV, indiscriminate violence and more. The lucky ones get one basic meal a day.
The only way out of the slum is to obtain a School Leaving Certificate, which at least gives a chance of a survivable income. The principal aim of Hope4Kibera is to raise funds to staff and run the ‘Bright Hope Education Centre’, a free secondary school for motivated children whose families have no money for school fees. The school has been built by our partners in Kibera, Swahiba Networks but, as yet, they do not have the funds to open the school.
Secondly, Hope4Kibera is establishing a desperately needed Poor Fund, to help provide basic foodstuffs and medical care to the poorest families.
Latest Update and Events
STOP PRESS: The School has OPENED !
The first class of 30 girls started on Thursday 9th January 2020
That is less than 11 months since we saw the empty school; HUGE thanks to all supporters
The charity was launched on Friday 29th November 2019
Video Interviews with our partners in Kibera - VIEW HERE
Presentations from Charlie Collins and Carolyn Fulls
We were overwhelmed and encouraged by the response, managing to use every chair in the building, with others standing. Slightly wobbly videos are on our Facebook page.
The audience appreciated the evening and were very supportive; many Contact forms and Giving forms were completed and generous donations made.
£10 gift certificates were sold; this is enough to cover a child's schooling for a full week!
PLEASE CONTACT us if you would like any Gift Certificates
The Contact and Giving form is available by clicking the 'Donate' button
Next Event: Walk the 'John Wynne Way' on May 9th (or when it suits you)
Woodbury Barn Dance
Saturday 1st February 2020 - 7.00 pm at Woodbury Village Hall
with: 'Spinach for Norman'
The Barn Dance was a fantastic success
It was much enjoyed by all with great music and 'calling' from
Spinach for Norman and an excellent Ploughman's supper.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and plenty of support on the night we raised £670 in the raffle, and over £1000 overall.
This will pay the entire costs for one pupil's schooling for a full year and pay for the uniforms for 7 other pupils !!
To join this journey of a life of transformed opportunity for these children, please click on 'Register your interest'