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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.

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. […]

New LOH Medical Clinic

New LOH Medical Clinic Nearly Complete! Opening 2019! We are excited to announce that the projected opening of the LOH Medical Clinic is to be in February of 2019! This has been a dream of LOH, and as a result of receiving many generous donations, it is finally coming to fruition! The clinic will serve the girls and staff at LOH and we hope to serve the local community in the future. “Through LOH, I am able to stand before people and proclaim the miracles that God has done for me. No words can explain the joy that is in my heart.” – Former LOH student Mary Loyan

October 2018 Monthly Updates

October School Updates Update on Nancy’s Rescue Two months ago we introduced Nancy, who was brought to LOH due to an abusive home environment. Since arriving, she has been doing wonderfully, blossoming with love from her new sisters, staff, and Daddy Boni! Watch the above clip to find out how she’s been doing since arriving at Light of Hope! International Day of the Girl Luncheon The 2018 International Day of the Girl Luncheon, held last Thursday at The Hutton House, was a huge success! We had over 120 guests in attendance and raised over 20K in donations, our most successful luncheon to date! A great big THANK YOU to Lt. […]

September 2018 Monthly Updates

September School Updates Meet Little Jane, Nina Meet Nina, one of our newest rescues, who arrived to Light of Hope in January! Nina is an orphan, who was living with her Grandma, and who was referred to LOH by the Deacon of the church her grandmother was attending. Welcome, Nina, we are so blessed to have you! Click Here to Watch Video of Nina’s arrival Sandy and Nina, soon after her arrival. Medtronic Volunteers for Career Day! Medtronic volunteers from Minneapolis joined forces with Medtronic staff in Nairobi to organize a Career Day at LOH! This amazing event is the first of it’s kind for LOH, and we want to […]