Mobile School, Chittagong

With donations from the readers of the German newspaper “Recklinghäuser Zeitung” during the newspaper’s Christmas campaign, HOPE’87 was able to organize a “Mobile School” for underpriviledged children in Bangladesh. This exceptional school is located in a bus equipped with school benches and a black board, offering space for 40 pupils. The bus moves around between seven places in Chittagong City between 7:30am and 9pm every day except Fridays to pick up students for a few hours of  primary education classes.

Children & sports programme

Project Description

Playing and sports facilities are rare in Bangladesh where rapid urbanization and overpopulation result in a constant lack of space, especially in the big cities. Those schools that have sport grounds most often lack the necessary equipment. Furthermore, the fact that hardly any urban children know how to swim in a country as full with rivers as Bangladesh leads to an increased death toll among children due to drowning.

Kinderlachen für Peru

Project Description

The aim of the HOPE’87 project in Peru is to create an atmosphere of close cooperation and exchange within the local community of “24 de Diciembre”, located in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho (Lima/Peru) and to improve the quality of life of young children under the age of 5.

Integrated project to fight poverty in the suburbs of Dakar

Project Description

The second phase of this project started in June 2012. This phase includes the construction of the four remaining classrooms in the public primary school in Parcelles Assainies Unité 10 Dakar, as well as the equipment of the computer room in the public primary school in Parcelles Assainies Unité 24 Dakar.


Renovation of the Tesfa Ligos Kindergarten

Tesfa Ligos Kindergarten in Kirkos was founded in 2004 through an initiative of community members. The project was implemented by HOPE’87 and Godanaw and construction expenditure was covered by the UNESCO Foundation and HOPE’87 respectively. Despite great efforts of the school administration, local government and non-governmental organisations, the kindergarten has been facing various challenges in addressing the rising demand for quality child education in the area.

Night School for street children

To keep children safe and reintegrate them into the community HOPE’87 initiated an education programme for underprivileged working and street children. At the beginning 300 street children were selected from Old Dhaka City to attend evening classes in the “Night School”. Most of these children are working in small factories during daytime and are thus not able to attend a regular school. Now they receive a formal primary education in the Night School from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm, 6 days a week. They are provided with free services like school uniforms, books and other educational materials.

Professional training of youth in Nabelin (Phase I + II)

In July 2011, HOPE’87 launched the revitalization of its Professional Training Centre at Nabelin. This new stage allowed the training of 2,000 young people (boys and girls). These training activities included dressmaking courses, welding, mechanics of motorbikes and cars, agriculture and livestock farming. HOPE’87 was supported by the Burkina Faso Ministry for Professional Training, Youth and Employment.

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Skill training for employment creation

Project Description

The ETSEP project has been the asset of the local community and the partner NGO – TOYMU since the very start. Its goals consisted of skills training in various trades provided for the unemployed tribal young men and women in the very remote area of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Two residential training centres have already been set up in the sub-districts of Ruma and Thanchi with the necessary training equipment and furniture.