Our vision is to stand with the poorest of the poor, the abandoned, the orphaned, the homeless and the widowed, to bring a tangible HOPE and visible pathway for a brighter future.
When a child is orphaned by HIV AIDS or war, or woman is abandoned, abused, or widowed, or families are displaced by conflict and war, life is quickly overwhelmed with hopelessness and despair.
Such crises can lead to abject poverty, malnutrition, disease, sex work, crime, drug addiction, suicide, or a life of begging, fear and violence on the streets.
Sponsor a child, class or widow and help give hope for their future.
– Sponsor a Child
– Sponsor a Class
– Sponsor a Widow
And they are right. A good education in a caring compassionate environment truly empowers them for a secure and self reliant future. HOPE Schools are about just that. To help determine a positive future for a whole nation.
Australia HOPE International is the sole funds provider for several unfinished HOPE Schools.
– 11 Nursery Schools (Baby, Middle & Top Class)
– 10 Primary Schools (P1 – P7)
– 2 Secondary Boarding Schools
Support women who have been acquainted with war, HIV AIDS, abandonment, domestic violence, abuse, being landless and homeless, or are refugees.
HOPE brings these women together for friendship and support, pooling resources and skills to produce saleable items, such as beads, soap, candles, linen products like bags and dolls, children’s clothes, and grass or fibre woven utensils. Our goal is to develop these groups to produce a larger range of saleable items with better organisation, markets, management and equipment.
Many of these items are sold in at Jambo Sana Café in Nairne, South Australia.
Currently, there are HOPE Women’s Groups in Nakivale Refugee Camp, Mbarara, Kibogo and in Lugala.
Many African children find themselves living on the streets, feeding on garbage, often orphaned by war, disease and hardship. Without intervention, these children become drug addicts, criminals, child soldiers, sex workers or beggars.
HOPE partners have a vision for these children, involving rescue, rehabilitation and education in HOPE Schools. Positive lifestyle activities contribute to the success of these programs, such as cultural dance groups, welding, carpentry, mud oven building, rabbit breeding, chicken projects, small business starters, soccer teams, music and brass band, and more.
Generally, girls are placed with sympathetic families or widows in the community, while boys live in churches, a boys home or boarding schools. Vulnerable girls have been accepted in the House of HOPE Safe House, in Kitokye Village.
Some ex-street kids are now studying with distinctions at secondary schools and university.
Empowerment is at the very heart of HOPE. We provide capital for women and street kids to create small businesses, allowing them to be self-reliant. Capital can be given as a loan, or as a donation.
Sponsored HOPE secondary students are offered vocational training, and then our goal is to establish them in a small business.
Vocational Training Projects are often short term, part of a secondary school program, or subject to available teachers, equipment and facilities, or sponsoring youth to participate in 1/2 yearly training programs.
However, training in a vocation will be the best support we can offer youth not suited to higher tertiary studies. HOPE are considering ways to provide much broader training opportunities through proposed facilities and short course programs at our HOPE Secondary School in Kabuga, Uganda.
We have opened our first HOPE Secondary Vocational School, where practical technical studies are offered in short to medium-term courses. The school is currently operating for a normal secondary education, but as funds are available from donors, the vocational facilities will be established.
Australia HOPE International provides life saving medical care to individuals from the communities of our partners, and those they rescue when there is no other means of care.
People rescued may be HIV positive widows living under a tree, a street kid weakened by disease and malnutrition, a baby abandoned in a rubbish pit, or a village child suffering malaria.
We always attempt to have funds on hand for such emergencies knowing that our partners do not pass these people by, and will act to save lives, provide emergency care, and restore hope and dignity.