Education in Kitale and #GivingTuesday

Light up Hope helps to provide an education for the children at Hope Children’s Home, our Kenyan partner. Donations to Light Up Hope are working to develop paths away from dependence and towards self-sufficiency through education. Stephen, who lives at Hope Children’s Home, shares his ambition to be an airplane engineer someday.


August 14, 2014
My name is Stephen Yohana. I am fifteen years old and in class eight. My best subjects are English and Mathematics. I always like to ride bicycles during my free time. I came to Hope Children’s Home in 2006.

Before I came to Hope Children’s Home I was undergoing some challenges: I had to do a lot of labour so that we would get enough food to eat. Some times I did not even go to school like my agemates.

I’m glad because since I came to Hope Children’s Home my life changed. I am happy and comfortable because I don’t have to do hard work to earn a living anymore.

I’m also happy because I am now in school and doing well in my education. When I grow up I would like to be an aeroplane engineer.

My vision is to excel in my education and be a friendly person who helps other peple in times of need.

Because of the education that Hope Children’s Home is providing to me I know that my vision will come true.

Education programs like the one Stephen is in is just one of the many ways that Light Up Hope is helping to empower children living in poverty. Light Up Hope brings healing to orphans in Kenya, supports local education and sustainability initiatives, and provides income to many people in the Kitale, Kenya community.

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global movement celebrating the act of giving back in the midst of this holiday season. By signing up to be a monthly donor you are impacting the lives of children and adults living in poverty. 85% of every donation goes directly to helping people in Kenya. This #GivingTuesday, Sign up to be a monthly donor of any amount ($5+) and make a difference all year long.

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