Working to build rewarding futures, alongside young people in Kenya, for 20 years.

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


Years of impact in Kenya


of graduates in employment or education


children and young people educated


of graduates supporting their families

April 22

We’re shortlisted for a Charity Governance Award in Improving Impact

We’re honoured to be shortlisted for the Charity Governance Award in Improving Impact.   The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company – a City of London livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – and is partnered with not-for-profit consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), sector recruitment specialists Prospectus, and trustee-matching charity Reach Volunteering. […]

March 22

An exciting year for new Seed of Hope students

In December 2021 and January 2022, 312 young people, 221 of them girls and young women graduated from the 2021 Seed of Hope cohort. Students from three centres across Kenya came together to celebrate our most successful year yet in terms of student numbers at Seed of Hope. Seed of Hope staff, family and friends […]

January 14

New Seed of Hope centre in Nairobi

Raising Futures Kenya is building a new Seed of Hope training centre in the heart of a vulnerable informal settlement (slum housing) in Nairobi. Our Seed of Hope programme provides vocational training and business & computer skills courses, alongside counselling, food and support for 14-25 year olds, many living in poverty. Enabling young people to […]


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