Development Project

Thiellal Bandu - No chance for AIDS!

The aim of the project was to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and its ways of transmission among the 10,300 inhabitants of the rural community of Medina Cherif, region Kolda in southern Senegal, thus improving the sexual and productive health of the target population significantly. Awareness campaigns, the promotion of voluntary HIV-tests, social mobilisation, capacity building of the staff of the municipal health care and the financial support of HIV/AIDS patients drastically decreased the prevalence rate.

Revitalizing of village development councils of the province of Kadiogo

Implemented during 18 months and completed on the 30th of June 2011, the project supported 52 Village Development Councils in the Central Region of Burkina Faso, with the aim to promote local development and reduce poverty in the region. After the termination of the project, the Village Development Councils were well known in all the villages, identified problems, offered ideas for solutions and developed project ideas. The Village Development Councils also learned how to plan, implement, monitor and control these projects independently.

Renovation of village primary school

At the moment, the primary school of Durgapur subdivision of Netrokona, a neglected area near to the boarder of India, comprises only 45 students and one teacher. However, the number of students is increasing and the quality of education is improving. One of the main problems was the condition of the school building, which was in need of substantial repairs due to heavy rainfalls and floods. Therefore, the school programme was interrupted and the school building was reconstructed. The newly built school building thus ensures the provision of primary education in the area.

Health care for children & women - HCW

A free of charge health camp was held every Monday, giving medical check-ups to various patients, mostly to women, children, physically challenged and aged people in Dhaka City. After the check-up, the patients got free treatments, free medicine and a prescription from the doctor, if needed. Occasionally, specialist doctors, such as gynecologists, orthopedics, eye specialists and dermatologists visited the camp. The camp started in 1998 and since then was 677 weeks in service, providing free health care to 31,980 patients.

Skills training for handicapped people in Pakistan, Umeed-e-Noor

The project, co-financed by ADC, was initiated in June 2009 with the objective to contribute to increase economic and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, specifically to support people with down’s syndrome or hearing impairments, as well as slow learners. The main goals were to improve the equipment of a skills training centre of the local partner “Hashoo Foundation”, the development of demand-driven training courses and medical as well as psycho-social care for the trainees.

Basic Health Unit

Thanks to ANT-Hiroshima a Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Shamshatoo, Peshawar, could be established. After the architectural planning had been completed, construction started in September 2007. However, the construction was stopped due to insurgency and army operations going on in the area. Once the situation was back to normal, the remaining part of the construction could be completed.

'Ralf Zacherl' School - Equipping a school for underprivileged children

Until 2007, there was no primary school in the village of Taonsgho. About 850 children (between 5 and 15 years of age) lived in Taonsgho, but only about 200 were attending school. These children had to walk many kilometres to reach the overcrowded school in one of the neighbouring villages. Now it is possible for the children of Taonsgho to go to their own school in their own village.


From October 2012 to September 2013, HOPE'87-Mali focused its activities on the capacity building of women who were members of women's development organizations. With support from the Participation Program 2012-2013 of UNESCO, HOPE'87-Mali and the rural district of Finkolo have strengthened the capacities of 30 women's organizations. This project enabled each women's association to be well-trained in administration, management and implementation of development projects.

Support programme for youth and street children in Ghana

HOPE’87, in cooperation with Don Bosco, was actively involved in improving the living conditions of street children in Ghana but especially their access to education by supporting deprived children not able to afford basic education in formal schools. In this respect, four Vacation Camps were organised in different parts of the Sunyani and Odumase Townships allowing a creative and varied space for addressing deficiencies in the children’s academic syllabus. Games and animated activities ensured a pleasant learning atmosphere.

Hope for the children of Ashaiman: Football training and primary school education for marginalized children

The facilities that provide recreation and sporting activities for children and young people in the Ashaiman environs are limited. In the vicinity of the project place there are no recreational facilities at all. Using sports (football) as a recreation opportunity for marginalised youth is a programme run by the project partner, Salesians of Don Bosco. The construction of the football field provided the necessary facility for sustaining the programme.