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

August 15

Annual Report and Accounts 2021

Our Annual Report and Accounts 2021 have just been published on the Charities Commission website.    Our Chair of Trustees, Andy King, shares his thoughts of 2021 in the report;   “2021 could easily have been an impossible year. Many charities, including organisations we would consider friends of Raising Futures, haven’t made it through.   […]

August 15

We’re recruiting a Digital Marketing and Communications Trustee

We’re looking for a talented, experienced and enthusiastic marketing and communications professional to join our Board of Trustees. You’ll be joining a committed group of Trustees and will  guide and advise us in developing and implementing a new marketing and communications strategy.  We’re at a really exciting time of growth and at the beginning of […]

July 21

279 students graduate their course in Jan-Jun 2022!


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