Operation Supply Hope (OSH) is a programmatic arm of SFH that allows for us to respond to development and capacity building requests from community based partners and structures that fall outside of the model of an individual academic scholarship. OSH has responded to community needs in the areas of social, economic and health empowerment. Through OSH, we have partnered with a number of NGOs, self-help groups and community entities with in-kind infrastructural support and skills trainings including the following:
School Supplies: New and complete sets of textbooks for all Form 2 – 4 students at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA). SFH also provided them with two laptop computers and two digital cameras supporting the establishment of a journalism club inspired by the Poetry for Life Workshop.
Sports and Physical Fitness: Co-sponsored a Sports for Peace football tournament with Kubamba Krew to promote healing and unity among community members in the Huruma slums, impacted by the cultural divide and violence following elections in 2008.
Arts For Life: The Arts for Life program is a leadership and self-expression curricula developed using the arts as a medium to enrich the academic experience at the KGSA. Poetry, Music and Drama for Life were conducted at the school over 3 years reaching all its students between 2008 and 2010.
Business Development Training: Entrepreneurship and Business Development training to the youth leaders of the Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a youth led community-based organization operating within the Kibera slums.
Funding Extra-Curricular Activities: Funding kids after-school activities for the Syana Nzeo Self Help Group in Eastern Kenya to provide monthly play therapy and psychosocial support 150 orphans and vulnerable children in their care. Also equipping the kids club with sports equipment, arts and crafts material and a formal curricula for the psychosocial support of children impacted by HIV/AIDS