Raise Awareness

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Be her voice. Raise awareness for girls in Africa.

Empowering girls through education is the key to ending intergenerational poverty. Join a passionate global community now working to raise awareness and open doors of opportunity for girls in Kenya – and around the world.

Remember: You don’t need a lot of time or money to be a powerful agent for change – all great things start small.

Here’s how you can help.

Connect with us on social media.

We have a powerful story to tell. You can help us share it.

Each and every day, witness the transformative impact education has on vulnerable girls in Kenya. Does a photo, video, or blog post resonate with you? Share it with your own social community.

It’s important to join the conversation – and keep it going, keep it going, keep it going.

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Spread the word.

Help us build a groundswell of support for Kenya’s girls at the grassroots level.


  • Sharing our brochure with a loved one over coffee.
  • Inviting your friends and family to attend our annual Shine a Light of Hope Gala.
  • Bringing us in to speak at your school, community group, or place of worship.
  • Encouraging family and friends to join you for our Light of Hope International Day of the Girl lunch every October.
  • Telling your employer about our mission to educate girls and transform communities. If Light of Hope is a match with their areas of commitment, ask if they’d be willing to make a donation.

Write a Letter to the Editor.

Help us bring our message of hope and healing to a wider audience. Publish a letter in your local newspaper and raise awareness of Light of Hope.

We’ll help you get started.

The problem.

First, consider what girls in developing nations are up against:

  • One out of every seven girls in the developing world will marry before the age of 15.
  • More than 56% of adolescent girls in Kenya believe violence against women is justified.
  • In the developing world, half of all first births are to adolescent girls.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, less than one out of every five girls will attend secondary school.
  • In Kenya, more than 25% of girls are in the labor market.

Now, consider what happens when a girl is educated.

She delays marriage and motherhood; experiences less violence in the home; lives a longer, healthier life; and is more economically empowered.

The solution.

Light of Hope Home and School in Naivasha, Kenya is an important part of the growing effort to end global poverty.

Many of the girls we serve have been orphaned, abused, or abandoned. With no place to go and without an education, they would be destined to repeat the cycle of poverty.

We break that cycle.

We offer refuge, restoration, and redirection, giving our girls the opportunity to hope and dream; to live independent, empowered lives; and, to become change agents in their own communities.

From humble beginnings, Light of Hope has grown to serve Kenya’s most vulnerable children.

Here are some important milestones in our story.

  • We purchased a plot of land in 2004.
  • We rescued our first five girls in 2006.
  • In 2013, we celebrated our first high school graduates.
  • By 2014, Light of Hope served 86 girls.
  • Plans are in place to expand our facilities and accommodate 200 girls by the end of 2019.

Ready to begin the conversation, but need a little help?

To learn more about why we rescue girls:

Watch The Girl Effect Check out our resources

Your work matters.

It’s a joy realizing that the life of a girl who steps into Light of Hope will be set on a trajectory that will change her life forever. It’s an amazing opportunity to make a difference!


~ Anne and Mark Boldt