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In a world far removed from zoom classes and online learning, SHOFCO’s teachers and care workers at the Kibera and Mathare Schools for Girls found new ways to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders. When Covid-19 outbreak started in Kenya in March 2020, schools were closed and livelihoods were adversely impacted, yet our girls…
Halima Shabani, joined SHOFCO’s employability program in 2017. She says: “I gained a lot of skills including the ability to dress accordingly, organize myself, develop a curriculum vitae and also the ability to communicate better. One thing I always appreciate for the employability training is that it opened my eyes to start seeing business ideas in my…
SHOFCO and the Mastercard Foundation to provide COVID-19 support to 1.35 million people living in urban slums in Kenya-
SHOFCO and the Mastercard Foundation have launched a partnership under the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program that is building the resilience of communities in 10 urban slums in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-month partnership started in mid-May 2020 and has since reached 249,116 households with 807,125 people against a target of 1,350,000 people.…
Recently, Kennedy Odede spoke to Politico on COVID-19, saying access to a coronavirus vaccine is important for everyone, but it’s crucial for urban slums like Kibera, a sprawling slum area in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more here.