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  • New Initiative

    SHOFCO Launches Strategy to Create Self-Sustaining Model for Community-Led Slum Development

    - by Media Team

    Today, I am thrilled to share that philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott and educator Dan Jewett have announced their investment in SHOFCO’s 5-year-strategy for urban slum transformation. This gift sets us on a path towards a new paradigm for partnership and impact, advancing our vision to create a self-sustaining model for community-led slum development. SHOFCO began with…

  • Impact Story

    SHOFCO Library User Comes Second in 2020 KCSE

    - by Denis Koech

    When Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha was announcing the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Education (KCSE) results, Allan Wasonga Udoma was at ease not, as he watched the live broadcast with his friends. “I knew I was going to get an A and my teachers had told me that they expect me to be in the…

  • News

    How do transport buses reflect the health of a community?

    - by Media Team

    Early Saturday morning, the pristine UN blue and white-colored buses rolled through Kibera, Kenya, one of Africa’s largest slums. These three new buses were not funded by the globally supported United Nations, but rather came from a proximate partner that works closely with UNDP, WHO, and UN Women’s organizations – Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). SHOFCO is…

  • Impact Story

    Empowering Entrepreneurs in Kenya’s Urban Slums

    - by Denis Koech

    Irene had been running her business for a few years in Mathare urban slum before she enrolled in entrepreneurship and employability training at SHOFCO. The 34-year-old says: “When I attended the training, I learnt some skills that are helping me to grow my business. Before the training I had no idea about record keeping or customer care.…

  • News

    SHOFCO to Host Inaugural World Communities Forum

    - by Media Team

    Chelsea Clinton, Darren Walker and Ambassador Samantha Power join ‘localisation revolution’ at the inaugural World Communities Forum to advance community led solutions to global challenges. The virtual stage at the World Communities Forum will highlight the outsized potential of community-based solutions to drive COVID-19 recovery and progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Alliance for…

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