We rely on donations, both in-kind and monetary, to run our multifaceted programs—everything from construction paper to lab equipment gets put to great use with us. However, shipping to Kenya is extremely complicated and costly; in general, we suggest that people interested in making a specific in-kind item donation allow us to purchase the product in Kenya, and donate the cost instead.
If you are interested in this option, please email Jessica at Jessica@shininghopeforcommunities.org for Kenya-price information.
Audio recordings of children’s books
Our students are learning to read, and we need your help! To encourage the development of their literacy skills, we want to pair audio recordings with their favorite books. This will encourage their reading skills and make learning even more fun.
How can you help?
Look through our library (Download Library), pick out a book that you already have at home, and then record yourself reading it. We are particularly interested in short story books for our youngest students, those labeled E and EC in our library. Please read slowly and very clearly. Silly voices are highly encouraged! You can use a tape recorder or your computer to record yourself, and then send us an mp3 file. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of book and the mp3 file.
Below are lists of items most needed at the school, clinic, and community center. If you are by chance visiting us in Kenya, or know someone who is, many of the items able to be brought in a suitcase for the school!
Kibera School for Girls
Pens-Blue, Black and Red
Index Cards-Color, White
Lined Paper (Looseleaf)
Hanging File Folders
Pencil sharpeners-personal (mini)
Textbooks appropriate for kids ages 4-10
Paints (Water Color, Tempera)
Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic:
Biochemistry analyser/automated biochemietry machine
FACS count machine
Viral load machine
Electro phoresis machine
Micropipette with Blue and yellow tips
Bunsen burner and accessories
Chlamydia rapid test strips
Sterile urine cups
Vitamin C packets
Shining Hope Community Center
Books—especially children’s and adult non-fiction!