News Archive 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina: "The Power of Knowledge" - Launch of a new e-learning platform for mine victims

SARAJEVO – On Thursday, 24 October 2013, HOPE’87 Bosnia and Herzegovina organized the promotion of the first e-learning platform for the mine victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, under the title "The Power of Knowledge" (in Bosnian: Moć znanja).

Humanitarian Aid: HOPE for the flood victims in Pakistan

The project “HOPE for the flood victims” was successfully completed in 8 months between 1st of October 2010 and 31st of May 2011 achieving all the targets and objectives. This programme was co-financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and supported by the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need and implemented with the support of the local partner “Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO)”. During the project three Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) water supply schemes and 30 communal water supply sources (dug wells) were rehabilitated and restored.


From October 2012 to September 2013, HOPE'87-Mali focused its activities on the capacity building of women who were members of women's development organizations. With support from the Participation Program 2012-2013 of UNESCO, HOPE'87-Mali and the rural district of Finkolo have strengthened the capacities of 30 women's organizations. This project enabled each women's association to be well-trained in administration, management and implementation of development projects.

Support programme for youth and street children in Ghana

HOPE’87, in cooperation with Don Bosco, was actively involved in improving the living conditions of street children in Ghana but especially their access to education by supporting deprived children not able to afford basic education in formal schools. In this respect, four Vacation Camps were organised in different parts of the Sunyani and Odumase Townships allowing a creative and varied space for addressing deficiencies in the children’s academic syllabus. Games and animated activities ensured a pleasant learning atmosphere.

Austrian NGOs demand a political commitment to support development co-operation and humanitarian aid

On the occasion of the beginning coalition negotiations, the 46 Austrian member organisations of the advocacy campaign "Mir wurscht...?" gathered in front of the Austrian Parliament to urge the future government of Austria to renew their commitment to support development co-operation and humanitarian aid.

Hope for the children of Ashaiman: Football training and primary school education for marginalized children

The facilities that provide recreation and sporting activities for children and young people in the Ashaiman environs are limited. In the vicinity of the project place there are no recreational facilities at all. Using sports (football) as a recreation opportunity for marginalised youth is a programme run by the project partner, Salesians of Don Bosco. The construction of the football field provided the necessary facility for sustaining the programme.

“Es mi casa” Support for children with special needs in San Francisco de Mostazal

Thanks to donations from “WIGWAM Reisen (Germany)“ and the “Foundation Trekking Chile”, which is the Chilean partner of HOPE’87 and the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need, the project “Es mi casa” in San Francisco de Mostazal, which is situated 60 km south of Santiago de Chile, could be completed. Throughout the project, children with special needs were trained in handicrafts that can be useful if they want to set foot in the working world.

The voices of mine victims

Developed upon past experience of HOPE’87-BiH and its 20 years of comprehensive assistance provided to mine and war victims, this project represented an innovative initiative to enhance participatory democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Capacity building for habitat improvement in the Hindu Kush – Tajikistan and Pakistan

The project’s specific objective was to contribute to an improved and safer habitat in disaster prone areas of GBAO and Northern Pakistan by habitat improvement initiatives.