What is SHOFCO?

SHOFCO’s innovative model is changing the way we think about the solutions to urban poverty. Shining Hope for Communities combats extreme poverty and gender inequality by linking schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor such as healthcare, WASH and economic empowerment programing. In the SHOFCO model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change. Placing a school for girls in the center of valuable social services has tremendous potential for scaled impact—essential for the 95% of future population growth predicted to occur in the urban areas of developing countries. SHOFCO is poised to address this reality with an urban movement that transforms communities.