Development Project

Learn to Earn - computer training courses for marginalized youth with special needs

 This project, which was successfully completed on the 31st of December 2010, achieved its objective of training 955 men and women with special needs (especially deaf and mute persons) in IT- knowledge. In doing so, the project responded to the high demand of IT-education in Pakistan’s society. The specific aim of this project was to improve the chances to further education and entering the job market for the youth of Lahore and especially for those marginalized young people with special needs.

Education and capacity building of women in the fight against malnutrition

 The aim of this project is to reinforce the capacity of four target groups of women in the region of Cascade (provinces Comoe and Leraba) in the rural sector to fight against malnutrition. The four target groups are women of childbearing age, pregnant women, nursing mothers and women with children under five. To reach these target groups, HOPE’87 in financial support from the City of Vienna carried out trainings for women, which have contributed to reduce the level of malnutrition within the population of the target region.

HOPE Technical Training Centre

 The Technical Training Centre, which is situated in Old Dhaka City existing since 2001, is also a youth and learning centre for the local youth. The centre successfully gives local students the opportunity to learn computer literacy, since it was declared as compulsory for all school children by the Government of Bangladesh but cannot be provided by most of the schools. This Training Centre is also affiliated to the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and successful students obtain attendance certificates.