News Archive 2016

Humanitarian Aid: disaster & earthquake prepardness programme/first aid & rescue training

Earthquake experts fear that nearly 40% of all buildings in Dhaka area will be seriously damaged, if a major earthquake ranging from 7 to 7.9 magnitude hits the city. On the other hand, UNDP-CHTDF and GOB declared officially that the Chittagong Hill Tracts region is a zone where earthquakes are very likely. Modern technologies and mass awareness might reduce the losses caused by natural disasters like earthquakes.

HOPE'87 Co-action programme

The Co-action programme provided essential non-bureaucratic and rapid support for people suffering from different problems. Priority was given to women, physically challenged persons, refugees, orphans and underprivileged individuals. The projects undertaken were usually on a small-scale initiative and included essential assistance in medical treatment, access to education and setting up small enterprises. During the reporting period, help for 20 individuals of this kind was provided.

Strenghten community initiatives to sustain community-based services in Bandarban district

For many years, UNDP has successfully operated Mobile Satellite Clinics in very remote areas of this district, where no health support infrastructure is available. The aim of the project was to support and to strengthen the community. For instance, the Satellite Clinic Management Committee members were motivated to sustain these community based health services in the future. HOPE’87-Bangladesh developed a comprehensive facilitation guidebook with necessary tools for streamlining all field level activities.

Hope for the Ayoreo children of Carmelo Peralta

This project was located in the Chaco Region in Carmelo Peralta, a distant city in Alto Paraguay, which is part of the Paraguayan Pantanal. The Ayoreo tribe needed a small multifunctional youth centre, a place where young people could meet on a regular basis to pass their time, to read and to exchange information, to plan how to save and to live their cultural heritage and also to get skills training for income generation.

Enabling access to affordable quality education through a centre of excellence for underprivileged/low income groups

The project was successfully completed in December 2012. It was co-funded by TEDDS (Trust for Education and Development of Deserving Students) and through the Pakistan-Italian Debt for Development Swap Agreement (PIDSA). The project was initiated in December 2010 as a two-year-project in which HOPE’87-Pakistan provided monitoring and evaluation services during the project implementation. Moreover, a purpose-built school campus with modern educational tools, equipment, and furniture is now available.

Skills training for self employment STEC

There are two established training centres in Chittagong Hill Tracts, focusing on skills development of young people in order to create self-employment opportunities. The local partner NGO TOYMU is running these training centres with financial and technical support from HOPE’87. Previously, no such residential and non-residential skills training centres existed in the very remote areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Therefore, many young people, particularly girls and adolescents, remained unskilled, neglected, deprived and thus marginalised.

International youth exchange programme-community learning trip to development projects

HOPE'87-Bangladesh arranges youth exchange programmes between Bangladesh and other countries every year in order to promote youth networks, the sharing of experience and the creation of opportunities to acquire practical knowledge on education and youth employment initiatives. In 2013, four exchange programmes were arranged on a reciprocal basis and 48 visitors and young people took part in the programme.

Monitoring of educational activities for the primary school Parcelles Assainies

Regarding the integrated project to fight against poverty in the suburbs of Dakar (Phase I), the UNESCO Foundation supported the construction and rehabilitation of four classrooms of the school of Parcelles Assainies Unité 10 in 2011. Phase II involved the construction of four additional classrooms and the equipment of the computer room. HOPE'87-Senegal, in partnership with teachers, parents and the Inspectorate of Education and Training, continues to monitor educational activities and is raising awareness about the importance of sending children, especially girls, to school.

Humanitarian Aid: Clean drinking water improves your health!

In accordance with the health and sanitary servies of Soum Province, the water purification tablet programme was extended. HOPE'87 had discussion meetings with the heads of the health and sanitary services in order to find a way to maintain the distribution of tablets to different villages where the population was in need of drinkable water. This was to reduce the risks of diseases related to polluted water.

Social centre for handicapped youth: AGAPIS

HOPE’87 and the Foundation UNESCO-Education for Children in Need supported the establishment of the future social centre for physically challenged youth, “Agapis Sf Dumitru“, managed by Father Pavel Borshevschi of the Moldovan-Orthodox Church in Chisinau. In July 2014, the General Secretary of HOPE‘87, Mr Robert Ottitsch, attended the centre’s topping-out ceremony led by the Metropolit of the Moldovan-Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolit Vladimir, who expressed his deep satisfaction with the project, which was beneficial for approximately 750 young people with disabilities.