Development Project

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.

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 is 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.

Poverty alleviation programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) comprises three remote hill districts - namely Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachari, where people find themselves confronted with diverse socio-economic problems. In the 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 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.

Equal opportunities for marginalised girls

Thanks to the financing from the City of Vienna, two programmes were implemented that enabled young women with difficult family backgronds, orphans and daughters of war victims to get involved in the socio-economic life of the society and to be integrated in the labour market by improving their skills.

The first project successfully provided 90 female trinees with basic computer skills demanded by the labour market, such as Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop and Web design.

Equipment of the maternity ward "Brigitte Eickhoff"

The maternity ward "Maternité Brigitte Eickhoff" in  Cité Mame Dior de Keur Massar  was built in the years 2003-2004 with financial support of the Foundation UNESCO "Education for Children in Need" and of Ms Brigitte Eickhoff. The project was implemented by HOPE'87-Sénégal.

Construction, rehabilitation and equipment of the kindergarten Ouakam

This early childhood education project, focusing on children's learning through play, is situated in a poor area of Ouakam, a district of the capital Dakar, wedged between the international airport and the garbage dump.

It consisted of the expansion of the kindergarten building, the renovation of existing classrooms and of the roof as well as of providing child-friendly furniture and pedagogic material. The project wass completed by a training for the social workers and volunteers responsible for managing the kindergarten.

Strengthening community participation in integrated early childhood development and support to the mother's fulfilment

HOPE'87-Burundi, with financial support from YOU Foundation - Education for Children in Need, RTL Foundation and Foundation "Vision for Children", is currently implementing this project in Kivoga village. At this stage activities focus on raising awareness in the community about the project and its components. The intervention concentrates on children between 0 and 5 years of age and will complement the achievements of the Gitaramuka school project to create opportunities for the children in terms of education and early childhood development.

Renovation and equipment of the paediatric clinic "Manfred Ulmer" of Joal

This renovation project began in January 2014 after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Joal and HOPE'87-Senegal. The project focused on the full reconstruction of roofs, windows and doors, the painting of the outside walls, as well as the complete restauration of the waiting rooms of the paediatric clinic in Joal.

Alongside these renovation measures, the Foundation UNESCO - Education for Children in Need has supported the renewal of medical equipment in order to fulfil medical and technical standards.

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