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.

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.

Base Brasil

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 withe 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.

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

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.