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Ken Odede

CEO and founder of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

Kennedy Odede grew up in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum in Africa, where he experienced extreme poverty, violence, and gender inequality. Kennedy has become one of Africa’s best-known community organisers and social entrepreneurs as the CEO and founder of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a grassroots movement that improves the dignity, physical well-being, and opportunity of urban slum dwellers throughout Kenya.

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) has an integrated model for urban slum transformation that links direct services like health care, girls’ education, and clean water, with a community-based organizing platform. With a focus on women and girls’ leadership, SHOFCO equips community members with the tools to inform and guide the agenda for social change.

Thanks to our valued partners and to all the Fellows who continue to contribute in many ways.

  • Aspen Global Leadership Network
  • Yellowwoods
  • Barloworld
  • Tshikululu