Supporting young people in Kenya to become self-reliant and live free from poverty, through technical vocational training and business skills courses, and specialised support such as counselling.

Years of impact in Kenya


of graduates in employment or education

children and young people educated


of graduates supporting their families

At Raising Futures Kenya we work together with vulnerable children and young people from marginalised communities, to create rewarding futures. Without these opportunities, one in five young people in Kenya live in poverty.

We provide technical vocational courses, business skills and computer training alongside mental health wellbeing support.

Through our Seed of Hope training and support programme we enable 14-25 year olds (almost 80% girls) to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to secure employment or start a small business, generating enough income to live free from poverty.

Founded in 2001, we work closely in partnership with local organisations and people in Kenya to develop projects that are owned by the community and create real, lasting, sustainable change.

Our vision is a world where all children and young people in Kenya live with dignity, hope, and the opportunity to fully participate in society.

Our mission is to create opportunities with children and young people in Kenya to break the cycle of poverty and inequality and fulfil their potential.

Seed of Hope has given me the skills and the confidence to enter the world of work and be self-reliant

Dennis Kamando

Carpentry and Joinery student Seed of Hope Kitui

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Join our UK Board of Trustees as Treasurer

Join our UK Board of Trustees as Treasurer

Raising Futures Kenya are looking for a new Treasurer to join our UK Board. Working alongside our Kenyan NGO partner we provide vocational training and business skills training for young people in Kenya, who are experiencing poverty, to help them gain employment or...

Join us on the South Coast Challenge!

Join us on the South Coast Challenge!

We invite you to join our team of Raising Futures Ramblers on the South Coast Challenge to raise funds for young people in Kenya to be equipped with skills for self-reliance through our Seed of Hope programme. On 7th September a group made up of our tiny staff team...

Reasons for Regular Giving

Reasons for Regular Giving

In order to meet growing demand for our vocational and business skills courses since the global covid pandemic, we have significantly increased student places on our Seed of Hope programme for 14-25 year olds, who are experiencing extreme poverty. Together, with our...

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