News Archive 2012

Integrated project to fight poverty in the suburbs of Dakar

The second phase of this project started in June 2012. This phase included the construction of the four remaining classrooms in the public primary school in Parcelles Assainies Unité 10 Dakar, as well as the equipment of the computer room in the public primary school in Parcelles Assainies Unité 24 Dakar.

HOPE for the people affected by the Sahel crisis

ADC awards 250,000 EURO for the continuation of humanitarian assistance to support Mali refugees and local pastoralists in northern Burkina Faso.

A Safer Tomorrow – Disaster preparedness in schools

This project aimed to create a culture of safety and disaster resilience in Pakistan, specifically targeted at enhancing awareness raising and building capacities in disaster preparedness in schools in the district Chitral in Pakistan.

Renovation of the Tesfa Ligos Kindergarten

Tesfa Ligos Kindergarten in Kirkos was founded in 2004 through an initiative of community members. The project was implemented by HOPE’87 and Godanaw and construction expenditure was covered by the UNESCO Foundation and HOPE’87 respectively. Despite great efforts of the school administration, local government and non-governmental organisations, the kindergarten has been facing various challenges in addressing the rising demand for quality child education in the area.

No future without education, health and employment

Implemented jointly in Kénédougou in Burkina Faso and in Sikasso in Mali, this UNESCO-funded multi-country project, which started in November 2008, aimed at improving the living conditions of the rural population in the two project countries. Emphasis was placed on education for children, water supply and improvement of hygiene and sanitation. The project consisted of 3 phases. The first phase, which was completed in May 2009, focused on water supply and the furnishing of existing primary schools in the area.

Münchner Merkur helps the refugees in Burkina Faso

We thank the readers of the prestigious newspaper Müncher Merkur for their support for the refugees of Camp Damba, Burkina Faso. Thanks to their donations HOPE'87 was able to deliver quick humanitarian assistance: tents, food and hygiene articles were provided to the refugee families in Camp Damba. 

Humanitarian crisis response: Water in Afar

In order to minimize the problems resulting from low water and sanitation coverage, HOPE’87, in cooperation with PADet (Professional Alliance for Development), implemented the “Water in Afar” project in Dulecha and Argoba special districts. The three basic components of the project were water supply, sanitation and hygiene education. Thus, the objective was to provide safe and clean water supply and sanitation services for the needy community through construction of water supply schemes and sanitation facilities.

Milon Night School for Street Children

To keep children safe and reintegrate them into the community, HOPE’87 initiated an education programme for underprivileged working and street children. The project aims at providing basic education to Bangladeshi children who due to their living conditions - street kids and working kids - would regularly not be able to go to school. To this purpose a night school was established which uses locally available resources. At the beginning, 300 street children were selected from Old Dhaka City to attend evening classes in the “Night School”.

General Assembly of HOPE'87

This is to inform and to invite all members of HOPE’87 that the Annual General Assembly will be held on Monday, 15th of October 2012, at the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, 1010 Vienna, Minoritenplatz 1, 3pm – 4pm. 

"Kinderhilfe für Burundi": Support for school age children and youth in Kivoga

All phase I activities were completed in December 2012, resulting in a primary school with 8 classes equipped with school furniture. Moreover, a directorate, a store and a large refectory with a kitchen equipped with tables, chairs and big stoves were set up in the school. The kitchen is connected to the water network, and a latrine block for girls and another one for boys was provided.