The Hope Raisers: How a Group of Young Kenyans Fought to Transform Their Slum and Inspire a Community

The Hope Raisers: How a Group of Young Kenyans Fought to Transform Their Slum and Inspire a Community

by Nihar Suthar author of The Hope Raiser
The Hope Raisers: How a Group of Young Kenyans Fought to Transform Their Slum and Inspire a Community

The Hope Raisers: How a Group of Young Kenyans Fought to Transform Their Slum and Inspire a Community

by Nihar Suthar author of The Hope Raiser

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Overview

The poignant and inspiring true story of three young Kenyans who fought to transform their slum and improve the lives of those around them.

Korogocho is one of Kenya’s darkest slums, plagued by gang violence, food and water shortages, and rampant pollution. Most children have no future except for scavenging through trash piles or resorting to lives of crime. One day, a boy named Daniel Onyango decided to do more, creating a band called the Hope Raisers to inspire the kids of Korogocho. His friend, Mutura Kuria, quickly joined in.

In The Hope Raisers: How a Group of Young Kenyans Fought to Transform Their Slum and Inspire a Community, Nihar Suthar tells the amazing story of how Daniel and Mutura turned the band into a platform for change. They started teaching children on the streets how to express themselves through art and established a skating team after finding a pair of rollerblades in the dump. Suthar closely follows the story of one rebellious girl, Lucy Achieng, who refused to get married off at a young age and instead used competitive rollerblading to reach for her dreams. Lucy continues to inspire girls to stand up for themselves and challenge the longstanding practices in Korogocho of early marriage and prostitution.

The Hope Raisers is an eye-opening look into a world of poverty and violence where children receive only a basic education and are left with little to no means to get out. Yet it also reveals the remarkable impact that a few determined individuals can have on their community, even in the most challenging of conditions.

Part of the proceeds from all book sales will be donated to the Hope Raisers and toward improving the slum of Korogocho.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538168738
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/2022
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Nihar Suthar is an author who covers inspirational stories around the world. He is the author of Win No Matter What: A Guide to Hyping Up Your Life and The Corridor of Uncertainty: How Cricket Mended a Torn Nation. During the day, he works as a product manager in the tech industry. Suthar has traveled to Kenya several times to visit Daniel, Mutura, and Lucy. He currently calls Tampa home.

Table of Contents

A Glimpse into Korogocho

Chapter 1: Life in the Dump

Chapter 2: Dogs on the Street

Chapter 3: Birth of the Hope Raisers

Chapter 4: The G8 Summit

Chapter 5: A Failed Upgrading Program

Chapter 6: An Unexpected Road

Chapter 7: Fat Women Can Skate Too

Chapter 8: Emergence of a Skating Team

Chapter 9: A Difficult Debut

Chapter 10: Unsustainable Success

Chapter 11: Aspirations Beyond Skating

Chapter 12: Passport to South Africa

Chapter 13: Nyali Beach

Chapter 14: Adventures Across the World

Epilogue: The Hope Raisers Live On

Guide to Korogocho

For Book Clubs and Classrooms

Help Raise More Hope in Korogocho

Bibliography

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