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In the name of Hofogi we want to thank everyone that has supported us with our project "Hope for Girls" in the past 3 years. On this evening we will eat, hear, see and be accompanied by unplugged music. You will get to know more about our journey so far and the way forward for Hofogi. Of course, you are also welcome if you do not know about the project yet. This would be the best opportunity for you.

We look forward to welcome you!

KARIBU!

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