News Archive 2013

Improving health care and HIV/Aids prevention in Médina Chérif

This project aimed at further improving the health care for the population of the rural community of Médina Chérif. This was achieved by upgrading and linking seven small village health stations, established by the Senegalese Government about 20 years ago, with the newly built small clinic and the maternity post in Médina Chérif. Approximately 13,000 inhabitants benefitted from comprehensive medical support, including HIV/AIDS prevention and therapy, vaccination campaigns and hygiene promotion.

Mobile School, Chittagong

With donations from the readers of the German newspaper “Recklinghäuser Zeitung” during the newspaper’s Christmas campaign, HOPE’87 was able to organize a “Mobile School” for underpriviledged children in Bangladesh. This exceptional school was located in a bus equipped with school benches and a black board, offering space for 40 pupils. The bus moved around between seven places in Chittagong City between 7:30am and 9pm every day except Fridays to pick up students for a few hours of primary education classes.

Institutionalizing disaster preparedness in Pakistan's education system

Pakistan is not only affected by political unrest and violent conflict, but is also regularly hit by natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, droughts and cyclones. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost all their belongings and homes – many of them even their life – during these catastrophes in the last years. The resulting economic damage is enormous.

Savar: Rehabilitation and support for injured garment workers

In the morning of April 24th 2013, the nine-storied Rana Plaza factory building collapsed. The collapsed building was housing up to eight garment factories. According to estimates, 3,122 garment workers, mostly women, were inside the building at the time of the collapse but numbers may have been much higher in reality. A three week long rescue operation found 1,129 dead bodies and thousands of workers missing. Officially, 2,437 workers were rescued. Among them, 600 have been severely injured in this tragedy and were admitted to surrounding hospitals.

Children & sports programme

Playing and sports facilities are rare in Bangladesh, where rapid urbanization and overpopulation result in a constant lack of space, especially in the big cities. Those schools that have sport grounds most often lack the necessary equipment. Furthermore, the fact that hardly any urban children know how to swim in a country as full with rivers as Bangladesh leads to an increased death toll among children due to drowning.

Reduction of food insecurity during the lean season in Burkina Faso

This humanitarian aid project, financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Office aimed at supporting 2,500 poor households in the Région du Centre of Burkina Faso during the lean period between the using-up of last year’s harvest and the new harvest, where the households are in a state of extreme food insecurity and especially children are at risk of malnutrition.

We want health!

The overall objective of this initiative was to provide easy access to medical facilities to the members of the Toba Tribe, especially children, as well as to vulnerable families living in Cerrito, Paraguay. The aim of this project was to raise awareness and distribute information within the community regarding the vital importance of regular health checks and health care issues.

Kinderlachen für Peru

The aim of the HOPE’87 project in Peru was to create an atmosphere of close cooperation and exchange within the local community of “24 de Diciembre”, located in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho (Lima/Peru) and to improve the quality of life of young children under the age of 5. To achieve this goal, various initiatives were conducted with great support from educational institutions and local authorities. During the implementation process progress was made, especially in the area of awareness raising regarding the vital role of professional childcare and early education practice.