Tag Archives: Kiberia

Apply for SHOFCO Summer Institute

Apply for the Shining Hope for Communities Summer Institute! The Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls, the first free school for girls in the Kibera slum, Africa’s largest slum located in Nairobi, Kenya. Applications are due on March 1st, and can be found here. Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) funds tuition-free education for girls in Kiberia, Kenya’s largest slum, to combat gender inequality and extreme poverty. For more information, visit SHOFCO’s website.

[SHOFCO’s Website]

The Girl Effect Challenge: Help SHOFCO Win! – ERROR CORRECTION!

BZOD EDIT, 6:32 PM, 11/3/11: The number to which text donations should be sent, below was previously listed as 8088. This was an error; the actual number is 80088. The change has been made below. That is, text “Give 8954” to 80088 to donate $10 to SHOFCO. Original post below:

SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities, founded and run by Kennedy Odede ’12, for those of you who don’t know) is a finalist in the The Girl Effect Challenge, for which they have until November 15 to participate. Donation from lots of people can help SHOFCO win (they need the most unique donors) Go to this website to donate! Your donation could help SHOFCO win thousands of dollars. You can also text “Give 8954” to 80088 to donate $10. For more information on SHOFCO’s mission or the challenge in general, read past the jump: