The Hotcourses Foundation

Set up in 2004, The Hotcourses Foundation partners with Nyumbani UK to help children in Kenya get an education. The foundation’s main aim is to break the cycle of poverty through education. They do this in three ways:

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Building schools

The Hotcourses Primary School is one of the top schools in its district and educates orphans whose parents have died from AIDS. The foundation has also helped to build the Geoffrey and Carol Lawson High School for children to move onto as they progress with their education.

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Donating to the Lea Toto Project

This is a support program for HIV+ children so they can remain with their families and in their community. The Hotcourses Foundation helps to pay for over 3,500 HIV+ children in Nairobi slums with things like uniforms, books and school fees.

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Raising and donating money

for the Nairobi children’s home which looks after around 100 orphans with HIV.

5% of the Hotcourses company profits also goes into the Hotcourses Foundation, and Hotcourses employees regularly raise money for it too.

Hotcourses Foundation and Nyumbani UK

In 2004 we teamed up with an organisation called Nyumbani in Nairobi, Kenya. Nyumbani takes in orphaned children affected with the HIV virus that are unable to go to school and also provides them with lifelong care. Hotcourses Group decided to invest in setting up a primary school to provide much-needed education for these children, in what has become the Nyumbani village.

Today, the Hotcourses Foundation provides first class education to over 1,000 children with teachers from Nairobi. As a result of the education in our schools and outreach programmes in Nairobi slums, we are seeing our first students get into polytechnics and universities in Kenya. These students, typically studying vocational subjects, are gaining employability skills which will enable them to break free of the poverty trap.

Over the last 10 years Hotcourses Group has invested 5% of its profits annually into the Hotcourses Foundation, amounting to over £1 million in total.

“As a company that provides information about global educational opportunities, we felt we should do something for children that arguably had the greatest need for it. Although the activities of the Hotcourses Foundation are a small drop in a very large sea of child poverty, nevertheless, we are making a real difference to those we do reach and for this we are very grateful.”

Mike Elms, Chairman, Hotcourses Group

How can you help?

There are several ways you can get involved and help Nyumbani UK and the Hotcourses Foundation.

Sponsor a child

Sponsoring a child means you’re not only providing an education, but also helping a child be fed, housed and have medical support if they need it. In return, you’ll receive letters and photos from them, so you can see the real difference your donation is making.

You can either sponsor £20 a month, donate £115 over 6 months or £230 over a year.

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Support our fundraising

We’ve run marathons, completed Tough Mudder, done the Three Peaks Challenge and baked cakes. Our friends and families have also got involved! If you’d like to join us or show you support you can help by donating below. 

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