Seed of Hope

Seed of Hope is our flagship programme, we support three training centres across Kenya for 14-25 year olds, 75% of them girls, to access free vocational training, business and financial literacy training, mental health wellbeing support and business start up support. Our centres are in Kitui County, Murang’a County and in the Dagoretti informal community in Nairobi.  Over 90% of graduates are in employment, self-employment or further education. 


We offer courses in:

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Fashion and Fabric Design and Craft
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Catering and Hospitality

More than 80% of graduates are able to support their family’s basic needs such as education and nutrition after completing a Seed of Hope programme.


All our students receive our unique package of wraparound support which includes: 

  • Mental health support and counselling 
  • A comprehensive and inclusive life skills and wellbeing curriculum covering topics such as healthy relationships and menstrual health hygiene 
  • Additional curriculum support in literacy, numeracy, IT and English language
  • Daily feeding programme during term time
  • Training in business and entrepreneurial skills
  • Graduate revolving loan and savings scheme for graduates to establish small businesses
  • Graduate mentoring scheme to support vulnerable young people in the communities surrounding Seed of Hope centres
  • Business Hub – a brand new business incubation to allow graduates to get started with their business

I graduated in 2011 from Seed of Hope Kariti with a certificate in Fashion and Dressmaking. Now I run my own business and can work around my two children, Mary and Joseph. I'm proud that I can support myself and my family.

Anne Thuo

Seed of Hope Graduate