Education

Skills training for handicapped people in Pakistan, Umeed-e-Noor

The project, co-financed by ADC, was initiated in June 2009 with the objective to contribute to increase economic and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, specifically to support people with Down’s syndrome or hearing impairments, as well as slow learners. The main goals were to improve the equipment of a skills training centre of the local partner “Hashoo Foundation”, the development of demand-driven training courses and medical as well as psycho-social care for the trainees.

Support programme for youth and street children in Ghana

HOPE’87 in cooperation with Don Bosco has been actively involved in improving the living conditions of street children in Ghana but especially their access to education by supporting deprived children not able to afford basic education in formal schools. In this respect, four Vacation Camps were organised in different parts of the Sunyani and Odumase Townships allowing a creative and varied space for addressing deficiencies in the children’s academic syllabus. Games and animated activities ensured a pleasant learning atmosphere.

“Es mi casa” Support for children with special needs in San Francisco de Mostazal

Thanks to donations from “WIGWAM Reisen (Germany)“ and the “Foundation Trekking Chile”, whichis the Chilean partner of HOPE’87 and the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need, the project “Es mi casa” in San Francisco de Mostazal, which is situated 60 km south of Santiago de Chile, could be completed trained in handicrafts that can be useful if they want to set foot in the working world.

Improving the education of children and girls in particular (Dakar Banlieue IV/Phase 1)

In the course of the project Dakar Suburb IV, financed by UNESCO Paris, which focused on education and income generating activities in the Dakar suburbs, a school and a day nursery was built and equipped in Baraka, a play ground for small children was established at the Grand Yoff II school and a public kindergarten at Parcelles Assainies was provides with sanitary facilities.

Generation of sources of income for women and young people in Dakar's suburbs (Dakar Banlieue III/Phase 2)

The Dakar Suburb III project was terminated at the end of 2009, with activities aiming at the intensification of micro-financing and income generating activities for young people and especially women in Baraka, a slum dwelling in Dakar. About 500 inhabitants benefitted from micro-credits and training opportunities, enabling them to open their small businesses such as market stalls, street hawkers or hair dressers.

Integrated project to fight poverty in the suburbs of Dakar

HOPE'87 has successfully completed phase one of its project to reduce poverty in Dakar through education. The completion of this phase saw the construction and rehabilitation of classrooms in a public school in Parcelles Assainies Unité 10 Dakar. The second phase of the project has started in January 2012 and included the construction of a health centre ("poste de santé") for about 3.500 inhabitants and the enlargement of skills-training facilities for about 300 trainees in the slum of Baraka.

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