Almost Wordless Wednesday: Building Hope

“This school will not be just a school. This school will be a witness to many.”

- Peter Abungu, director, Swahiba Youth Networks

Hope Academy Land

Future site of Hope Academy, a secondary school for girls from the Kibera slum of Nairobi, which is Africa’s largest slum.

Beautiful Field Kenya

Beautiful Kenyan countryside, just down the road from the construction site of Hope Academy, which is 4 miles from Kibera. Such a stark contrast in such a short distance.

Kenyan Land Owner

The farmer who owned the land that is now the building site for Hope Academy.


To learn more about Every Girl Counts’ projects in Nairobi, Africa, click here. To donate (every dollar counts…it really does) toward the construction of Hope Academy via PayPal, click here.

I’ve written a guest post for the Good Must Grow blog about my February trip to Kenya. I hope you’ll check it out!

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I'm Jamie, a 40-something Nashville mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel between soccer practice and supper. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My former beach bartender husband founded MouseCalls Computer Services. We have two daughters, three dogs, and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @


  1. Such a beautiful place! Looks like the perfect site for the girl’s school!
    I am glad they are doing this!
    I look forward to reading more about your trip and seeing all the pictures. =)

  2. Tricia Andrews says:

    I am so inspired by this! Educating girls/women is something I strongly believe in. It makes a world of difference to them, their families, and their communities!

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