Hike for Hope is benefitting the Hope Center Kenya renovation project, and will allow for greater impact in a community that will greatly benefit from hope in action!
In a country where approximately 40% of the population lives on less than $2/day, the area served by the Hope Center has great tangible needs. Lack of clean water and sanitation, access to education, high rates of human trafficking and a few of the challenges faced.
Thanks to the generosity of the funds raised to far, renovation has begun including building walls to provide safe environment and construction of new buildings and playground area.
Weekend programs for the children at the Hope Center are currently serving over 100 children from the community, offering encouraging messages of hope. Due to lack of facilities most of the program meet outside, rain or shine, which will be remedied with the new renovations.
One future component of the Hope Center expansion will allow for a safe place for children after school for studying and enrichment activities such as music lessons and tutoring and a lending library which are unavailable in the slum areas. In addition programs to serve children with special needs are underway and a space designed to provide quality programs for families with children with special needs which are not available in the area.
Hope Center will have an area designated to work alongside the existing Street Hope Foundation program as a vocational training center for women transitioning out of human trafficking.
Hope Center renovation project includes building a playground and “green space” area that will be called “Matthew’s Garden” in honor of Matthew Hollis, a wonderful young man who was passionate about both children and global missions. His parents are part of the Hike for Hope team and will be part of the groundbreaking ceremony that will take place before the team begins the trek up the mountain.