Development Project

Comprehensive pain management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aim of the project was to enable war and mine victims to receive proper pain therapy treatment and to improve the skills of medical staff to upgrade the quality of pain therapy in the major cities Sarajevo, Foca and Mostar. To achieve this, Satellite Pain Management Units, functioning and well equipped for pain therapy, were established. This ensured that the medical staff could provide treatment to both hospitalised and external patients.

Learn to Earn - computer training courses for marginalized youth with special needs

This project, which was successfully completed on the 31st of December 2010, achieved its objective of training 955 men and women with special needs (especially deaf and mute persons) in IT- knowledge. In doing so, the project responded to the high demand of IT-education in Pakistan’s society. The specific aim of this project was to improve the chances to further education and entering the job market for the youth of Lahore and especially for those marginalized young people with special needs.

Education and capacity building of women in the fight against malnutrition

The aim of this project was to reinforce the capacity of four target groups of women in the region of Cascade (provinces Comoe and Leraba) in the rural sector to fight against malnutrition. The four target groups were women of childbearing age, pregnant women, nursing mothers and women with children under five. To reach these target groups, HOPE’87, with financial support from the City of Vienna, carried out trainings for women, which have contributed to reduce the level of malnutrition within the population of the target region.

HOPE Technical Training Centre

The Technical Training Centre, which is situated in Old Dhaka City and was established in 2001, is also a youth and learning centre for the local youth. The centre successfully gives local students the opportunity to learn computer literacy, since it was declared as compulsory for all school children by the Government of Bangladesh but cannot be provided by most of the schools. This Training Centre is also affiliated to the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and successful students obtain attendance certificates.