Our symbol is ‘Moto” the Swahili word for fire.

Moto Hope Mission Inc. is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization established in Minnesota in November 2011. We believe in reaching out to people and igniting their full inborn potential. We empower and transform our target communities through Education and the imparting of grass root entrepreneurial and reorganization skills, village by village. Our firm belief is that the rural and urban underdeveloped persons especially women and youth, have the potential and resilient capacity to be agents of change. We are committed to gender equitable opportunities in order to break the vicious  poverty cycle and promote impactful development.

Moto Hope Center and Academy...Currently 352 students and still growing!

Moto Hope Center and Academy is located in a serene and conducive learning environment 150 miles northwest of Nairobi in the Molo (Moto) region of Kenya. This is where Rev. Francis, its founder was born and raised. This Center of excellence prides itself in quality and standard facilities that enable it to meet all the emotional, physical, creative and intellectual needs of all its students. They include a 14 classroom school academy, an administrative wing, a 400 bed hostel and a community well.

We have on site a well equipped modern library with a little over 10,000 books and 30 computers, which are exhaustively utilized by students, staff and the neighboring St. Francis community. In addition we have a fully operational health clinic, a modern kitchen, and a 2000 sitting capacity multi-purpose hall. In line with our 5 year strategic plan, work is underway to start an agricultural environmental demonstration center for the community and the  center sustainability strategy.

The Moto Hope Center and Academy has:

  • An administration block
  • 14 classrooms
  • Hostel
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Kitchen
  • Community well
  • Community library and computer lab

Future Plans

  • Additional classrooms for possible high school
  • Agricultural environmental demonstration center
  • Entrepreneurial Training and incubation Center to create jobs for young people and women
  • On going Mentor-ship program for current students and graduates of St Francis Academy

News and Events

  • 23
    Feb '18

    First Term 2018 Tree Planting

    Tre posterIn line with our environmental conservation goals, we have a tree planting session on 21/04/2018 at St. Francis Moto Hope Center and Academy, Kenya.

  • 23
    Feb '18

    First Term Mentorship 2018

    mentorship3Our children at St. Francis Moto Hope Center and Academy have their mentorship days scheduled for:

    1. 10/03/2018 For Grades 6, 7 & 8.

    2. 20th - 22nd April 2018 For 2015,2016,2017 Alumni, and Grades 7 & 8.

  • 23
    Feb '18

    "Once upon a time..." with Verarita

    Once upon a time

    The next "Once Upon a time..." with Verarita session will be on 31/03/2018. At St. Francis Moto Hope Center and Academy, Kenya.

  • 22
    May '17

    Friends of Moto Hope Event

    September 7, 2017 Sacred Heart Church- Hackensack

    September 14,2017 Immaculate Heart of Mary-Crosslake

    Updates of progress will be shared.

    **Mark your Calendar and hope to see you there.

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