As we continue our existing holistic work in Kibera, SHOFCO is officially open in our second site in Kenya’s next largest slum, Mathare! Located in Nairobi, the Mathare slum is home to approximately 600,000-800,000 people. SHOFCO began working with a group of young people in Mathare over two years ago who were inspired by Kennedy’s story and SHOFCO’s work in Kibera. They funded their own projects for two years and secured the land on which we were able to build the SHOFCO-Mathare building!
We are so excited to make a powerful impact in Mathare through our school for girls, economic empowerment, gender violence, and youth services. Moving forward, we will continue to build our other key infrastructure around this new center point, The Mathare School for Girls, which started classes in September!