I have been given the exciting opportunity to volunteer this summer with a wonderful non-profit organization in Kenya called Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). SHOFCO has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, the largest slum in Africa. I will be spending a month working at The Kiberia School for Girls, the first tuition-free school for girls in Kiberia. By providing a superior education, daily nourishment, uniforms, and schools supplies all free of charge, SHOFCO is able to give the brightest and most at-risk girls the power of hope and education.
Now that I have eached my personal goal of raising $1000 for SHOFCO, I am hoping to continue to raise money for my housing while I'm in Kibera. Thank you to all who have donated so far!