Development Project

Social centre for handicapped youth: AGAPIS

HOPE’87 and the Foundation UNESCO-Education for Children in Need support 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 will be beneficial for approximately 750 young people with disabilities.

Transporting aid supplies to the Republic of Moldova

Many social facilities in the Republic of Moldova have to survive without any financial support from the government or local authorities and have to fight for their very existence every single day. Facility managers are therefore forced to concentrate on the essentials, neglecting special needs of their customers or long-term strategies. They welcome any additional help.

“Revenire în forţă”: Workshop on job orientation and career guidance in Austria and the Republic of Moldova

The rising demand for a young and well-educated workforce, in particular skilled workers and craftsmen, combined with a high rate of youth unemployment often due to insufficient training and education, have made it necessary to rethink the current educational and vocational training system of the Republic of Moldova. In order to address the tense socio-economic situation in the country, Moldova is making efforts to modernise the sector concerning vocational training and the school-to-job transition process.

Alphabetization and bilingual education for young people without access to regular education

With the support of the Austrian association “Barmherzigkeit e.V.” two projects were financed in the rural communities of Tanghin Dassouri and Komki-Ipala.

The alphabetisation project has allowed 240 persons including 180 young women and 60 young men to receive training in reading, writing and basic management techniques. They also received simplified tools in the local language, such as agricultural production and planning charts, account books and balance and inventory sheet.

Improvement of the quality of education in preschool childcare facilities of Chisinau

The project for the improvement of the quality of education in preschool childcare facilities was supported by the Foundation UNESCO-Education for Children in Need. The overall aim of the project was to improve the quality of preschool education for children with special needs, children with Tuberculosis and children in difficult situations. The project’s purpose was primarily to create favourable settings for leisure, physical education and development of these children by providing playgrounds and playroom equipment.

Promoting youth events & youth initiatives

In order to provide young people with networking opportunities and the chance to share experiences while developing practical knowledge, HOPE'87-Bangladesh organised a number of workshops, training sessions and youth exchange programs in Bangladesh and abroad. This year, a national workshop with the title "SAARC Social Charter - Youth Opportunity" has been organised in cooperation with the Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB). About 40 national and local representatives from youth organisations came together with government officials who attended the workshop.

Health & welfare support for distressed people

HOPE'87 initiated the establishment of a permanent small clinic at Thanchi sub-districts (the most remote are of Bandarban district) to provide primary health care services to the rural population, particulartly to women and children. The clinic is run by the "Humanitarian Foundation", a local NGO and partner of HOPE'87. 

Nutrition education for young women

The association Barmherzigkeit International has been contributing for years in supporting HOPE'87 activities in Burkina Faso. Past interventions have efficiently supported the education of children from rural areas in Burkina Faso. The projects have focussed on the thematic areas of alphabetisation and bilingual education (French and one of the local national languages). Since the beginning of 2015, Barmherzigkeit International's contribution has been dedicated to nutrition education of mothers of children aged 6-23 months in the Komsilga community.

Hiroshima arts party: Children's drawing exhibition

The children's drawing exhibition of ANT Hiroshima continues to support Burundian children by developing their drawing skills and therefore their self-esteem. This is done through drawing competitions. The gifts provided this year 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 (YBLN), 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.

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