News Archive 2016

Hiroshima arts party: Children's drawing exhibition

The children's drawing exhibition of ANT Hiroshima supported Burundian children by developing their drawing skills and therefore their self-esteem. This was done through drawing competitions. The gifts provided by ANT Hiroshima were distributed to children affected by the violence in the city of Bujumbura and children from Uvira-DRC. This programme was also supported by two students from the Hiroshima University of Japan.

Young Burundian Leaders Network and environment

The Young Burundian Leaders Network, with the support of the ministries of Labour, Higher Education, Elementary Education as well as the American Embassy, has developed an annual "Career Fair", a unique opportunity for young people's better future prospects. It served as a place to get in touch with employees and employers from different organisations, educational institutions, NGOs and private enterprises.

Vocational training for young people in the tourism sector

HOPE'87 Burundi took part in a training project, together with the Burundian National Tourist Office, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and the General Directorate of the Ministry of Education, with funding from the International Tourist Organisation and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. This project's purpose was to build capacity amongst youth and young women in the tourism industry. The training lasted for six months and resulted in successful candidates being trained on how to be skilled hotel personnel in high quality hotels and restaurants of Bujumbura.

Training of teachers in education in emergencies

This action was a response to multiple natural and human disasters in order to preserve children's' rights to education. In recent years, Burundi is yet again suffering from violence that claims human lives and also forces young people to be misused by the actors in conflict.

Education and Training for Risk Prevention in Earthquake Areas of Pakistan

The project "Education and Training for Risk Prevention in Earthquake Areas of Pakistan" was successfully completed and achieved its objective by training 697 craftsmen, 1,334 local community members, 1,000 students and 42 teachers. Besides training in construction related trades, the programme included awareness raising and sensitisation on earthquake resistant construction techniques. This was a co-financed project by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and was implemented with the support of the local partner, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services Pakistan.

Rehabilitation of Livelihood

Based on the HOPE'87 livelihood assessment, HOPE'87 was selected for an ECHO funded project and, after obtaining a requisite No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in April 2010, HOPE'87 started implementing the first project activities through its local partner UQAB Welfare Society. The intervention that took place between April and September 2010 focused on the agricultural population and destitute families.

Humanitarian Aid: HOPE for the victims of conflict in Pakistan

HOPE'87 completed its first ECHO-funded project in Tehsil Charbagh of the District Swat by 30th April, 2010. The main highlights of the project were as follows:

  • Water Supply Scheme Rehabilitation

    Approximately 1,782 meters of piped water supply were identified as in need of rehabilitation which was then completed successfully. Water storage equipment was distributed to a total of 4,200 families.

  • Rehabilitated sanitation facilities

    A total of 216 latrines (160 community and private latrines and 56 school latrines) were rehabilitated.

  • Distribution of water purification tablets

    With generous support of "Apotheker helfen e.V.", HOPE'87 distributed 1,000,000 Water Purification Tablets that were needed in disaster areas. 10,000 families benefited from this relief activity.

    Poverty alleviation programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts

    The Chittagong Hill Tracts comprises three remote hill districts - namely Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachari, where people find themselves confronted with diverse socio-economic problems. In light of the situation in the Chittagang Hill Tracts, HOPE’87 took this project into its hands in June 2008 and implemented some effective initiatives in order to ensure the livelihood security of the most vulnerable people of the community and to improve the socio-economic situation of the beneficiaries.

    Establishing an educational unit for long term hospitalised children and a bone marrow transplantation unit in Chisinau

    The “Institute for Oncology of Moldova” was founded in 1960 and is, to date, the only hospital in the country that offers specific cancer treatment for children suffering from malignant tumours. The building of the Department of Haematology at the Institute of Oncology of Moldova was constructed in 1966, and since then has been poorly maintained and never renovated due to the bad economic situation in the country.