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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 […]

August 2018 Monthly Updates

August School Updates Meet Our Newest Arrival, Nancy! We are delighted to welcome darling Nancy, who is 6 years old and was brought to LOH due to an abusive home environment and a need for personal safety. Since arriving, she is doing wonderfully, blossoming with love from her new sisters, staff, and Daddy Boni. We are so blessed to have her! Nancy arrives at LOH, greeted by her new sisters High School Graduates Return Home Carol, Mary, and Ruth, who graduated from their prospective High School’s in 2017, returned to Light of Hope for a visit and to spend time “giving back” to their home and former school. Part of […]

July 2018 Monthly Updates

July School Updates Staff Thank you for all that you do, LOH Staff! A Letter from the Staff of LOH: “We are blessed to be here as staff of LOH! We enjoy helping the girls acquire knowledge and skills, helping them identify talents that we can nurture and develop, and watching them succeed! We also enjoy providing moral support, and offering counseling and guidance in consideration of their difficult backgrounds.” “Supporting them spiritually to be God fearing and to seek Godly guidance in their endeavors is an honor. We act as role models to the girls, and all of this is helping us to become the best versions of ourselves. […]

June 2018 Monthly Updates

June School Updates V-Academy V-Academy arrives at LOH The girls at LOH are having fun with an interactive new software that provides e-learning with or with-out internet access. This required program through the Kenyan government provides lessons in history, geography, science, math and language arts. Have fun, girls! “When we think of you, we think of God for bringing you into our lives.” – Anonymous LOH Student Zippy Presents Farm Equipment Zippy Participates as a Presenter at Local Conference We are so proud that Zippy was chosen to be a presenter at a regional agriculture conference this past month! Zippy presented information on farm equipment to visitors, and was able […]

2018 Light of Hope Gala

Thank You to our Supporters! Boni and Sandy Karanja at the 2018 Minneapolis Gala 2018 Gala’s Were A Success Thank you to all of our friends and supporters of Light of Hope for all of your support over the last year! We are incredibly blessed to have all of you in our lives, and appreciate each one of you, whether you are volunteering, offering financial support or sending prayers for the girls of Light of Hope! The 2018 Shine a Light of Hope Gala was held on Saturday, April 21 and was a huge success! We raised nearly $150K for the girls of Light of Hope and were blessed with […]