Development Project

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 backgrounds, orphans and daughters of war victims to get involved in the socio-economic life of society and to be integrated in the labour market by improving their skills.

The first project successfully provided 90 female trainees 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. Since its inception, the maternity ward has steadily improved in terms of quality of its services for the pregnant women and mothers with babies of this densly populated suburb of Dakar. The high number of female patients visiting the maternity ward is a clear signal for quality.

Construction, rehabilitation and equipment of the kindergarten Ouakam

This early childhood education project, focusing on children's learning through play, was 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 was 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",implemented this project in Kivoga village. Activities focused on raising awareness in the community about the project and its components. The intervention concentrated on children between 0 and 5 years of age and complemented 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 supported the renewal of medical equipment in order to fulfil medical and technical standards.

Base Brazil

The situation for children in Brazil is far from being easy. Children struggle to survive in everyday life due to an inaccessible education system and high unemployment rates. About 60% of all youth is unemployed and has only low-level education. Additionally, Brazil has a very high crime rate, especially concerning crime against children and youth. The country ranked 4th in the international statistics about homicide of children and youth. In 2010, 8,686 children and youth got killed, which are 24 each day.

School construction and material supply for Dola Para Primary School

HOPE'87 Bangladesh and its local partner NGO "Humanitarian Foundation" - with financial support from the Austrian Embassy in New Delhi in cooperation with the Austrian Honorary Consulate in Dhaka - constructed a school building consisting of two class rooms and a veranda.

School furniture (high and low benches), solar panels for light, water purifying filters and teaching and learning material (writing pads, pens, curriculum, blackboard) for the school were also provided.

The project now allows for a permanent access to primary education for the children of Dola Para.

Education for children in Chittagong Hill Tracts

HOPE'87 Bangladesh has launched four community-based primary schools, in cooperation with the local partner NGO "Khotowain" and with the financial support of the Foundation UNESCO- Education for Children in Need.

120 children of the indigenous Mrou community are attending these schools and are provided with school uniforms, badges, pens, books, paper notebooks, black boards, and necessary educational material.

Each school is equipped with musical instruments as well as sports materials for the children.

Computer literacy classes in the Tharpaling Monastery

Tharpaling monastery was built in the 14th century by Lama (Great Master) Kuenphen Longchenpa during his self-exile from Tibet for 10 years. It is located at an altitude of 3,600 meters and is in a very remote area of the country without any modern amenities. It takes a 10-11 hours journey by car from the capital Thimphu to Chumey and another two hours from the main road or a day's walk on foot to get there.

Food security and income generation in semi-urban areas of Burkina Faso

This project focused on the reinforcement of food security and the fight against poverty. The project area included 34 villages of the rural community Komsilga in Burkina Faso. Although this semi-urban region has a good market access due to its proximity to the capital Ouagadougou, the problems of "land grabbing" and high prices apply great pressure on the majority of the poor agricultural households.