See THIS empty classroom in 2019 ? Click on THIS video to see the transformation to a vibrant community, that we've achieved between us !
Hope4Kibera Charity No. 1189029
THE LEGENDARY H4K BARN DANCE
with SPINACH FOR NORMAN
SATURDAY 23rd March 2024
7.30 pm at Woodbury Village Hall
Tickets £12.50 & includes a ploughman's supper.
CARD / CASH BAR RAFFLE
HOW TO BOOK:
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SPACES ARE LIMITED AND TICKETS WILL GO QUICKLY -
YEE-HA! SEE YOU THERE!
All the funds raised go directly to supporting our partners running the school in Kibera. Every £20 raised puts a child from the slum through one week of school, teaching, board and lodgings.
Check out THIS VIDEO to see what a difference your support is making.
Spoken (rapidly!) in a second language, by girls from some of the most impoverished families in the slum.
Without H4K, they would not be going to school.
HUGE BOOST TO H4K FUND RAISING !
We have been successful in applying to a Grant giving Trust for financial support.
Having got the school opened and established, getting the students to successful graduation was our first objective. It is a life-changing opportunity for these girls from destitute families.
Also, when they make it into publicly funded University, the school will have demonstrated its quality and will then be able to recruit some fee paying students to subsidise the costs of the girls from the slum.
Our first class of 29 GRADUATED at the end of 2023. We are currently waiting for their results and for the new students being recruited this year. Some of these will pay fees. The fees are less than at other 'private' schools, in order to help families with some means. However, bringing in some fees will subsidise the FREE places for students from the slum.
This represents the beginnings of a self-sustaining enterprise.
The grants give us an opportunity to reach our objective, if we keep up our current fund raising efforts.
'Our’ students are at their desks on their life-changing journeys
We need to encourage more regular giving, which underpins our efforts. Please spread the word to your contacts.
To join this journey of a life of transformed opportunity for these children, please click on 'Register your interest'
Hope4Kibera is a charity launched in 2019 by a group in Devon.
The Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, is the largest urban slum in Africa and home to up to 800,000 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.
Thanks to generous donors and seed monies from the founders of the charity, the school opened in January 2020 with a first class of 29 girls.
Secondly, Hope4Kibera has established a desperately needed Poor Fund, to help provide basic foodstuffs and medical care to the poorest families.
The charity was formally launched in November 2019 and featured Video Interviews with our partners in Kibera - VIEW HERE
Food Basket Campaign & Shoes for Orphans
We wanted to do what we could to help and our supporters have raised funds for food baskets to feed needy families.
SEE HERE How tough life is, especially for the disabled there, and some of the impact of your giving.
Our partners in Kibera were able to distribute over 900 family food baskets with these funds and they are so grateful to all our supporters.
We also donated £500 from the John Wynne Poor fund to provide new shoes and some food for 50 shoeless kids.
SEE HERE How you supported the school and students during lockdown
A SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP
Withycombe Raleigh C of E Primary School has joined the H4K ‘family’. The whole school community were involved with their first fund raising effort and the ‘school challenge day’ raised an amazing £677, which is enough for 45 very needy families to receive a 2-week food basket.
They have held another event, wishing to raise money for needed items such as text books and possibly even a laptop computer.
Each year group considered the obstacles to learning for children in Africa and across the world, such as poverty, poor health and poor nutrition, inadequate teaching materials and other problems. They then completed obstacle races / events to raise the money and collected a fantastic £788 for new textbooks at The Bright Hope Education Centre.
THIS WILL MAKE AN HUGE DIFFERENCE to the Kibera school.
We were able to add to this donation, SEE THE IMPACT here
WELL DONE WITHYCOMBE !