Press release by the Secretary General of HOPE’87, March 17th 2020, COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

In light of the COVID-19 situation and

- with the foremost concern to contribute to limiting the spread of the virus and

- safeguarding the health and life of all staff members not only at HQ but equally in the HOPE’87 Country Offices

Press release by the Secretary General of HOPE’87, March 10th 2020, COVID-19/Coronavirus

With regard to the coronavirus related situation and in line with the recommendations of the Austrian Government issued today Tuesday 10th of March 2020 noon time, I have enacted Phase Two of our organisational HOPE’87 Security Plan, which reads as follows:

Phase Two

Restricted movement 

YES Center of Tangail- Inauguration Ceremony

The YES Center of Tangail is heading into its second successful year. 

The initiative: empowering youth and especially young women through job and skill training, has been a driving force for this project. 

The YES Center has trained 525 youth (80% being females) with life skills, improving their economic self-reliance as well as their self-empowerment. 

Miles for Knowledge

Imagine being back in the first grade, and having to walk over two hours every morning, just to get to school.

You cannot?

That is probably because a two hour walk every morning should not be imaginable for a first grader.

AcCESS project - Setting New Traditions

In the small village of Nasir Pur Peshawar lives Shabnum. The young girl belongs to a family of six siblings, all of whom come daily to attend classes at their local community feeder school.

The Secretary General's mission to Senegal

For the last couple of weeks Mr Robert Ottitsch, Secretary General of HOPE'87, was on mission in Senegal with the Vice President of the YOU Foundation - Education for Children in Need, Ms Claudia Jerger, and the UNESCO Special Ambassador and President of the YOU Foundation, Dr Ute H. Ohoven.