4/15/19—Stoneleigh-Burnham School recently welcomed Candace Hope to campus as part of the school’s annual Miriam Emerson Peters Speaker Series in Global Awareness. Hope, a documentary photographer based in Western Massachusetts, spent a month in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013, documenting the work of the Kibera School for Girls (KSG) and the non-profit organization Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO).
KSG is a tuition-free school in the largest urban slum in Africa that is working to educate and empower girls to be leaders in their community. SHOFCO is a grassroots movement that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls.
At the event, SBS facilitated a salon-style forum in which Hope and current SBS student Idah Mwongeli ’22, a graduate of KSG, discussed SHOFCO and presented Hope’s photography.