The Bridge of Hope has worked in partnership with the Coptic Mission since 2008 to help sponsor children and young adults to go to school and university from across Kenya. Several Kenyan students are now benefitting from this scheme. Emmanuel from Kibera has recently graduated with a degree in IT and Business Studies after a grant from the Bridge of Hope, administered by the Coptic Mission Education programme. Emmanuel is helping to bring hope to his community in Kibera by passing on his skills to the other youth in his community.
Due to the problems many Kenyans have faced in the education sector over the years, Ummah Foundation found it prudent to give this sector a vital place among its programmes. With many students dropping out of school due to lack of school fees and the absence of a well-entrenched bursary scheme to cater for their welfare, an Education Fund was established to cater for the interests of Kenyan students.
The Zakat Central Fund has played a key role in financing the education of the younger generation.
Bridge of Hope is proud to be working with Hifadhi Africa (Sustain Africa) through the work of one our alumni students who helped to create this foundation in order for children in his community in East Pokot in Kenya to have the means to go to school.
Bridge of Hope has worked historically in partnership with “Beyond the Orphanage” Organisation in Addis Ababa to assist with the needs of orphaned children and abandoned young people who otherwise would be destitute and on the streets without any family support. £312 a year sponsors the School fees, books, uniforms, subsistence costs and counseling service at the drop-in centre of Beyond the Orphanage.