May / June Newsletter: School Updates

May / June Newsletter: School Updates

May/June Newsletter Flooding at Light of Hope The extended rainy season has brought incredible rainfall and flooding to eastern Africa and much of the damage was in Kenya. Over 100,000 people were displaced, lives and livestock were lost. Below is a video showing the water that has washed out the road leading to Light of Hope. Watch Video – Featuring Boni! Boni has not been able to come home since March due to the International travel ban in Kenya. We hope and pray that he will be able to travel home soon. Update on Our Friends of Hope Initiative The Friend of Hope program creates an opportunity to develop a […]

2020 Online Gala: Thank you to our supporters!

Dear friends and supporters of Light of Hope, We are so grateful for your generosity and support of our “She is an Overcomer” online giving campaign and silent auction. Despite the challenges we faced this year, Light of Hope was able to raise over $130,000!! This is 65% of our goal of $200,000. We are overjoyed to have raised these much-needed funds for the girls of Light of Hope! We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each one of you. We hope you enjoyed our videos and pictures of the girls during the campaign and had fun bidding in the silent auction! If you were not able to participate […]

Greetings from Kenya!

Greetings from Boni Karanja at Light of Hope Home and School in Naivasha, Kenya! While Boni is still in Kenya (and unable to fly back to the US at this time) he shares a greeting and his heart for the girls of Light of Hope. We are missing him along with missing the Gala. Please see his greeting to you, our friends and supporters. Click here to register for our virtual fundraiser and silent auction! Silent auction opens for bidding on April 22– 25. Donate today to support a girl for a year or to support our girls.

2020 Shine a Light of Hope Gala Announcement

To all of our supporters, friends and family In an effort to keep our community as safe as possible, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 18th Annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala this year. We do not want to put anyone at risk! In light of “Social Distancing”, we would like to invite you to support Light of Hope from the comfort of your own homes and have some fun at the same time! Please join us as we embark on a Web Campaign/Auction to raise funds for Light of Hope from April 22-25, 2020. You can get a “sneak peek” at some fun, creative […]

January / February: School Updates

January and February School Updates An Update About Our End of Year Campaign Thank you to all of our supporters who helped make our SHE IS UNSTOPPABLE campaign a success. During December, Light of Hope raised over $30,000 to allow us to welcome additional girls to our campus during 2020. You are a blessing to us! Light of Hope Student, Jane W, proposed public park clean up and received government funding to proceed Jane W led a group of youth to clean up a designated park space in Naivasha that had over the past number of years fallen into disrepair. After receiving government approval and funding, on January 15 the […]

October / November: School Updates

October and November School Updates Please pray for our Grade 8 Students Our Grade 8 students will be taking their final test to qualify for high school, beginning October 29th. The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) test is a stressful, important requirement which determines the future education placement for each girl. Scores on this test determine which level of high school they will attend. Our High School Graduates will also benefit from your prayers This is a time of transition for the girls who are completing their fourth year of high school. Each is planning her future and will be stepping into a vocation or additional education at a […]

August / September Monthly Updates

August and September School Updates Welcoming Pauline and Sharon to LOH In August we brought our two newest girls, Pauline and Sharon, to the Light of Hope family. It will be very rewarding to witness their transformation and integration as they get to know their new family and learn and grow. Reunion 2019 The Founders of Light of Hope, Sandy and Boni Karanja, welcomed our alumni since the conception of Light of Hope in 2006 back to the campus for our first ever reunion. It was a great turnout and so heartwarming as the attendees shared their stories and memories of LoH with many hugs and laughter. The agenda for […]

June 2019: Monthly Updates

June School Updates Celebrating Day of the African Child Twelve girls represented Light of Hope at the 2019 Day of the African Child Event. They presented a song, planted a tree and participated in activities to end violence against children. Girls Giving Back to Light of Hope Miriam and Grace, our college students, are back at Light of Hope giving their time and talent this spring before heading back to school. The Light of Hope Medical Clinic is Officially Open!! The newly opened medical clinic at Light of Hope also has a fully functional dental unit. Thanks to our financial partners who have helped make this important addition a reality. […]

Thanks for a Successful 2019 Shine a Light of Hope Gala!

The 2019 Shine a Light of Hope Gala was a Success! Thank you to all who attended or supported our successful 2019 Shine a Light of Hope Gala! It was a lovely evening where friends, family and community came together to support the school. Because of all of your support, the girls who call Light of Hope their home and school will be well cared for in the coming months! Our Light of Hope team and girls thank each and every one of you. Here are some of our favorite photos from the event…

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thank You to our Sponsors! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for the 17th Shine a Light of Hope Gala! We extend our sincere appreciation to Messerli Kramer, Navigate Forward, Mike and Nikki Mikan, and Dave and Sandy Kvamme. Their support allows us to continue our work to educate and home our amazing girls. We also would like to thank the families who have offered their support and dedication. Click below for more information about our sponsors: Messerli Kramer Navigate Forward