HOFOGI provides a platform for counselling, mentorship and empowerment of margenalized young girls and women in Nyanza-Region who dropped out of school due to early pregnancy or contracting HIV/AIDS among other hardships. We work in conjunction with the Kisumu social services to identify and give support through education-sponsorship training and group counselling.

Our Mission

Current Project Status

Since January 2018 we have rented premises in Rabuor next to Twenyo Hardware, 8 km from Kisumu Town to start our training-programs and administrative activities Our competence center "Hope for Girls" was officially opened on January 22, 2018, when we also made our first recruitment. A total of 11 girls were selected to take part in our first 8-month pilot-program with a tailoring certificate uplon completion. We visited each of the girls in their homes to get a clear picture of their background as well as current life situation. On 05.02.20118, the eleven selected girls and young women started the training program.

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We Offer

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Depending on interests and abilities, training programs are available in the following areas:

  • Tailoring and design
  • Artwork
  • Utility
  • Beadwork
  • Basketry

Our training programs are supplemented with:

  • Basic principles of economics, which are essential for starting small business.
  • Educational workshops to create awareness on issues such as personality development, hygiene, sexual health, HIV / AIDS.

The training takes 8 months, followed by 6-months of internship. Selected candidates will then take a certification to complete their pursued training programs

Our Focus for 2019-2020

  • Recruiting suitable teachers and trainers as well as required employees responsible for administration, operations and management
  • Setting up and implementing local organizational structures
  • Initiating the first pilot training program for tailoring with a certificate of completion
  • Partnership with Kisumu Training Certification Body KNEC for Examination Acceptance / Final Certification
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  • Official registration of Hope for Girl as CBO (Community Based Organization) by the Department of Social Development in Kenya
  • Building partnerships and collaborations with other local relief agencies to leverage synergies and foster collaboration.
  • Fundraising for ongoing operations and development. Both in Kenya and in Switzerland.
  • Start execution of the 2. Tailoring Training program which will complete with a certificate upon completion
  • Establish on-site businesses and entrepreneurships to cater for operating costs