News Archive 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Skill training for employment creation

The ETSEP project has been the asset of the local community and the partner NGO TOYMU since the very start. Its goals consisted of skills training in various trades provided for the unemployed tribal young men and women in the very remote area of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Two residential training centres were set up in the sub-districts of Ruma and Thanchi with the necessary training equipment and furniture.

Invitation of Tender for PE-Pipes and PE-Fittings EC/HOPE'87-GBC/2011

HOPE'87 and Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS,P) intend to award a supply contract for assorted sizes of PE-Pipes PE-100 and PE-Fittings in Gilgit-Baltistan Council and Chitral (Northern Areas of Pakistan), Pakistan, for its "Capacity Building for Habitat Improvement in the Hindu Kush" project funded by the European Union (EU), the Austrian Development Cooperation (AD

Inauguration of the first health post in the rural community Médina Chérif (Moyenne Casamance, Senegal)

UNESCO Special Amb. Dr. Ohoven and Dr. Axtmann in front of the FAI Klinik sign

This 24th of March 2011 was a day of joy for the population of the newly created rural community Médina Chérif, situated about 80 km to the East of the city of Kolda on the road towards Tambacounda. In presence of the donor, Dr. Siegfried Axtmann, President of the German FAI (Flight Ambulance International), his wife Ingeborg and Mr.

Exhibition of Mateja Kregar-Tršar

From April 2nd to May 7th, 2011 the HOPE'87 Branch Office in Sarajevo hosts an exhibition of the young architect Mateja Kregar-Tršar from Slovenia. 

Capacity Building and Skills Training in Bangladesh

The HOPE’87-Bangladesh Country Office was established in 1990 and ever since then has focused on supporting target groups such as disabled children, orphans, working children and indigenous people. Activities focused on youth skills training, income generation, social awareness training, youth development and international exchange. A second area of attention for HOPE’87 in Bangladesh is humanitarian aid, as Bangladesh is regularly affected by natural disasters (floods, landslides, cyclones). Following the general approach of HOPE’87, special attention is paid to a close cooperation with the local community and local partner organisations, as well as the involvement and exchange with national authorities and international organisations.

Lahore project for hearing impaired youth receives 150.000€

With an initial funding of 98.000 €  the project, co-financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), established an IT centre providing 8 different types of  skills courses, 3 months each, for students of marginalised classes of society and for people with special needs (deaf and mute).

HOPE for the flood victims in Pakistan

Approximately six month ago, floods caused by the monsoon destroyed great parts of Pakistan. As HOPE’87 maintains a permanent branch office in Islamabad - HOPE’87-Pakistan - we were one of the first Austrian relief organizations on site to assist with humanitarian aid. The Austrian Government declared its commitment to fund the humanitarian aid activities in the water sector.