Hoopers Africa Trust (HAT) is a charity founded by wildlife photographer Roger Hooper, to transform the lives of  disadvantaged girls in Kenya.


Young girls in rural areas have little opportunity for secondary education, university would be just a dream especially if they have lost a parent or are orphaned. Strong cultural influences mean that girls are held in low esteem, may be forced into early marriage and subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Hoopers Africa Trust aims to bring hope to some of the most neglected and vulnerable of these young women.


To date HAT has funded more than one hundred and fifty girls through secondary education and more than twenty girls have gone on to complete university education.

Hoopers Africa Trust believes:

  • Providing secondary education saves girls from enforced marriage and FGM.

  • Girls are entitled to secondary education and the opportunity to become graduates.

  • The girls benefit from the holistic approach offered by HAT.

  • If you educate the child, you educate the family and the wider community.

  • Girls education is vital for the future of Kenya.

Roger with the first intake of girls in 2007

Hoopers Africa Trust - Trustees visit - August 2017

Hoopers Africa Trust - Trustees visit - August 2015

Hoopers Africa Trust - Trustees visit - August 2013

Hoopers Africa Trust - Trustees visit - August 2011

Hoopers Africa Trust - Trustees visit - August 2009

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