Development Project

Roma children in Eastern Slovakia

The overall objective of the project was to encourage the inclusion of children, youth and young adults within the framework of the national strategy for the Integration of Roma communities. The target groups of this project were children at pre-school age, young people and young adults as well as volunteers that wanted to support the numerous activities of the project.The special objective of the project was to offer school preparation for children at pre-school age and to support the personal development and the talents of young people by offering workshops and leisure activities.

"Ka ben sinsin" - Caravane educative et culturelle pour la paix

The educational and cultural campaign for promoting peace, “KA BEN SINSIN” in the province of Kénédougou, Burkina Faso, and in the circle of Sikasso, Mali, was a regional educational project that aimed at strengthening the peace culture in and between the two countries. Based on traditional, as well as modern knowledge, the project focused on capacity building of young rural people (girls and boys) who were members of local associations, of political opinion leaders, traditional authorities on community level and finally, the entire population of the project area.

Youth Vocational Training Centre Nabelin I

Burkina Faso lacks sufficient opportunities for vocational education and professional training in many of the key economic sectors. HOPE’87, with financial support of the Foundation UNESCO-Education for Children in Need and BVMW, has established a technical and vocational training centre in the rural community of Komki-Ipala, where more than a hundred girls and boys have already received various job trainings.

Technical and social support for the people affected by the road rehabilitation project NR6

The road rehabilitation project NR6, funded by the U.S. government, constituted a major innovation in terms of policy and implementation of road infrastructure in Senegal. The project as a whole represented a vision of development planning to create structural investment in an area with great potential for economic development through the creation of new employment opportunities for the local community.

Construction and equipment of the secondary school of Médina Chérif

The Médina Chérif Collège d’Enseignement Moyen, a school for children between 11 and 15 years of age, previously consisted only of several shelter-like unwalled buildings, lacking necessary access to clean water, toilets or an administrative school block.

Pain therapy for children with disabilities

The objective of this project was to establish a Pain Management Unit for children in Sarajevo and to provide professional training for medical personnel as well as supporting scientific research to improve the medical care for children, who suffered from chronic and/or acute pain and to reintegrate into society.

Pain management network for persons with disabilities

The overall aim of this project was to support the efforts of BiH to establish a countrywide, comprehensive health and pain management network for pain patients and especially for conflict and mine victims. To achieve this aim, the implementation of a standardised procedure for pain management correspondent to international knowledge both at clinical and community level (Community Rehabilitation Centres) was aspired. Pain Management, as understood in this holistic approach, comprises pain detection, pain recognition, pain therapy and pain prophylaxis.

Buidling capacities of the community-based rehabilitation centres and the Community Mental Health Centres in BiH

This project, which was co-funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation, was part of the programme “Rehabilitation and Social Integration for the Youth in BiH”. The project aim was to enhance capacities of the medical personnel of both the Community Based Rehabilitation Centres and the Community Mental Health Centres through an inclusive process of assessing needs for education, developing trainings, experts delivering the trainings, monitoring and evaluation.

Thiéllal Réwbé - Increasing the sexual and reproductive health of women in Senegal

According to the “Demographic and Health Survey IV of 2005” in the Casamance, South Senegal, the HIV-rate of 2% is above national average. Especially the rural community of Médina Chérif is confronted with a continuous deterioration of the sexual and reproductive health of the local population and a constant increase of HIV-infections. This is due to a lack of knowledge and awareness of the disease, its ways of transmission and prevention.

Community Empowerment trough Livelihood Development (CELD)

The objective of this project was to contribute to the promotion of community driven livelihood initiatives for poverty reduction, especially focusing on women’s socio- economic empowerment and rights. The specific aim in this region was to ensure equal access to and control over the economic resources of the dairy-sector, in the district Layyah in southern Punjab, which was strongly affected by the flooding in 2010.