The president and founder of Bergen Financial Group, Darcy Bergen possesses over two decades of experience as a financial advisor. Darcy Bergen is also deeply committed to philanthropic work and serves as treasurer for his family’s Kenya-based charity Bergen Mission. The organization is one of many groups working alongside the children-focused nonprofit, Hope for the Nations (HFTN), which works with partner agencies throughout East Africa.
Operating in the poverty-stricken Soweto area of Nairobi, the HFTN affiliate Hope Bright Future Centre has provided education and nutrition programs serving youth since 2002. The center partners with Emanuel Children’s Home, a local orphanage, and relies on volunteers to lead classes, fundraise, and organize school activities.
Over 200 students between the ages of 3 and 15 years old benefit from the center’s programming. Alongside free schooling and after-school programs, the center runs an entrepreneurship curriculum focused on animal husbandry. All students are also provided healthy meals and are cared for by a supportive, qualified staff.