10557461_524311457672406_4883176237367656672_nOur mission at Springs of Hope Foundation is to care for Kenya’s growing number of orphaned and abandoned children, many of which are the innocent victims of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. 

In a country devastated by AIDS, many young orphaned children are left in the care of guardians or elderly grandparents. While primary school is supposed to be free for every Kenyan child the elderly caregivers often find it impossible to pay for the many extra expenses needed to keep these children in school. 

Springs of Hope Foundation strongly believes that the most effective, long term solution to poverty, child labor and exploitation of young girls is through education and by encouraging and teaching our girls to become well educated women.

Predominantly the lack of education for girls has to do with economics, the firstborn boy is usually sent to school if any money is available.

I have asked countless children in Kenya what they want to achieve in their lives. Their answers have been very similar. “I want to be a doctor or a business person to help my family. I want to bring clean water to my village. I want to help my grandmother, mother. I want to educate my younger siblings.”

All answers with the realization burned into the African soul…I WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL!!!  


Roco 20 Academy provides 3 meals a day (usually the only food the kids will receive on a regular basis), all school supplies, uniforms, basic health care and the priceless gift of an education for FREE!!!

The aim of Roco 20 Academy is to provide a safe, stimulating, happy, caring environment for children to learn through play.  By promoting honesty, fairness, truthfulness and respect, children have the chance to make decisions and choices thus enabling a smooth transition from home to Pre-School and then to school. 

Roco 20 Academy provides opportunities for children to develop confidence through building strong relationships with both staff and peers. Children learn to work and play, to co-operate and respond positively to each other in a close and friendly environment.

Through donations we provide homeless Kenyan orphans a nurturing, loving Christian learning environment to grow up in and the knowledge that they will have every opportunity available to reach their full potential. My hope is that you will join us, help our children have every opportunity in life and become productive citizens of the world.

Thank you and God bless,

Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom

Founder and President of Springs of Hope Foundation

Springs of Hope Foundation is a United States IRS designated 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation and a registered charity in Australia.