Shining Hope for Communities combats inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequity by linking tuition-free schools for girls to essential social services for all. In our innovative model, women and girls are placed at the center of community development in places of extreme poverty. We build tuition-free schools for girls, which give the neediest and brightest girls the education they need to become the engines of economic prosperity and social change for their communities. We also provide the community-at-large with tangible benefits through integrated social services operating adjacent to the school. These social services include a community health clinic, bio-latrine centers, youth and community education, and economic development initiatives. By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefiting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.
Together our students, staff, and community members are leading the way to a better tomorrow for themselves, their families, their community—and for all of us. We bring hope to women because through women, we bring hope to entire communities. Join us!