Empowering Children Today

We work through partnerships with local communities and organizations. We provide at-risk children with caring homes, health care and education.

  • An update from HOPE Regional Director, Karen Barkman, on the Ebola situation and relief efforts in Liberia:

    The instances of new Ebola cases has begun to decrease which is very positive!

    We are now dealing with the care and support of orphans as a result of the Ebola outbreak. Our children’s homes in Liberia have taken in children who have lost both parents due to the virus.

    Businesses are beginning to slowly pick up though many are still closed.

    Schools are scheduled to begin reopening next month. Registration is currently in progress.

    Unfortunately, not all of Liberia's students will have the privilege of going to school since the government is reducing the size of classes to reduce the risk of spreading Ebola within classes that were previously too full.

    Sanitization materials and thermometers will be mandatory in each classroom.

    Since there will be less students accepted into the school system, the school fees will likely become more expensive making it more difficult for students to get a proper education.

    We have been very fortunate and are so very thankful that no one in any of our homes or programs contracted Ebola!

     

    We still need your ongoing support to continue to battle this outbreak and provide much-needed relief where we can!

     

     

  • Life as a worker on the streets is both difficult and dangerous. Yet, for millions of women around the world, this ‘dangerous’ form of labor remains an income option. The income generated on the street surpasses that of clerks, teachers, Shamba (farm) workers and many other forms of employment.

    Money, or the lack of money, keeps poor women and mothers on the street. What then provides the motivation for leaving the streets?

    I believe one answer is found in the story of ‘Joyce’. Her heart’s desire and passion was to be a good mother to her children and to be home to cook dinner and tuck them into bed at night.

    Leaving the ‘street’ is hard and difficult. Leaving is a ‘team’ activity. Required are those who will encourage, others who will provide investment capital for small enterprise and still others who will ‘love’ them through their emotional struggles and fears. Individuals gather to form a team and a safety net.

    Joyce now earns her living from running her vegetable Kiosk and cooking and selling fish.

    She works from 6 a.m. until late afternoon … but she is home to cook dinner and tuck her precious children into bed each night.

    Such women of courage and commitment are our heroes!

  • Building in communities all around the world . . .

     

    Recently, HOPE Founder, Ralph Bromley, witnessed the grand opening of the ‘Hope & Good Samaritan Centre’ in Mtwapa, Kenya. Ralph was present at the beginning of the project when it was nothing more than a few layers of crude building blocks. With HOPE’s involvement, and through the generosity of a number of supporters, the walls were built, a ceiling was constructed for the second floor, flooring was laid, doors and windows installed, and the facility was completed.

     

    “I was just there for the grand opening!” says Ralph, “We had youth dancers, construction workers, a scout troop, acrobats, students from our school and numerous neighbors. We provided a huge feast and all went away full, happy, and keenly aware that this Center would bring new levels of business, education, events and health to their community.”

     

    Find out how you can get involved in this and many other HOPE projects around the world


  • You are cordially invited to the 12 Days of Hope Christmas Social. Join HOPE and many of our partners as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2014, get inspired with a TEDx Talk from our own David MacLean, and help us kick off the 12 Days of Christmas campaign.

    On each of the 12 Days of Christmas, HOPE will be featuring a country with tangible projects where your gift will empower ‘children at risk to become children of change’.

    The 12 Days of Hope Christmas Social will feature ‘street food’ style canapes from many countries represented in the HOPE family. Coffee and tea will be provided, and a cash wine and beer bar will also be available. Spaces for the event are limited. To avoid missing out we recommend purchasing tickets at your earliest convenience, either in person at the office or online: http://bit.ly/1zBkzGt
      

    Thursday, November 27th, 2014

     

    Third Space Coffee

    Landmark 2

    #103 - 1708 Dolphin Avenue

    Kelowna, BC

    Tickets $15

    Including ‘street food’ style canapes, coffee and tea, cash wine and beer bar

    Available Online at http://bit.ly/1zBkzGt

    Through the office at 222-1889 Springfield Rd. |  Kelowna, B.C.

    Phone 250.712.2007


    Agenda

    6:00pm - 7:00pm - AGM (Members Only)
    7:00pm - Reception and Social Mixer
    A Year in Review
    Guest Speaker, David MacLean introducingTEDxKelowna Talk “Meant to be Spent”
    Official Launch of the 12 Days of Hope Christmas Campaign

    We hope you’ll join us for this Christmas celebration and share in the community and fellowship you’ve helped create by being a part of Hope for the Nations.

    If you are not able to join us physically at this event, please consider how you can be part of 12 Days of Hope by contributing and rallying your friends, family, and coworkers to do the same.  

     

  • HOPE Children’s Recovery Centre in Ganta saves the life of young Solomon Sylvester.

     

    From 1990 to 1997, Liberia experienced one of the most tragic and catastrophic civil wars in Africa’s history. Over 300,000 people lost their lives. At that time, HOPE began working with war-affected children to help rebuild their lives and place them in foster homes. In 2003, the war broke out again. The aftermath left many children orphaned or abandoned with no place to go.

     

    HOPE Village was founded 1997 by HOPE partners Ken and Linda McAllister from Vancouver, BC. The village includes a farm, community, school (HOPE Academy), and the Children’s Recovery Centre. The goal was to create a self-sustainable community to benefit the children and families of a post-war Liberia. Solomon Sylvester is just one example of how such a community can change the lives of children at risk.

     

    Solomon was born to a teenage mother named Princess, and a 25 year old young man. Because Princess’ own mother detested Solomon’s father, the two women decided to kill baby Solomon rather than have a child from a man they despised. A police officer in the community caught Princess and her mother in the process of suffocating baby Solomon. The two women were arrested and baby Solomon was seized by the police. The officer documented the story and brought Solomon to HOPE for the Nations Children’s Recovery Centre.  

     

    When Solomon arrived he was frail, skinny, and severely undernourished as his mother had refused to breastfeed him in an earlier attempt to kill him.

     

    Thanks to the care and medical treatment at the Recovery Centre, Solomon is healthy and well and is going to live with his Father’s Mother.

     

    There is great opportunity in Ganta to change the lives of children whose world has been constantly changed and torn apart through war, tragedy, and poverty. HOPE Village continues to thrive and help the children of the area to give them hope and a future so they can reach their full potential and become our community of tomorrow.

     

    For more information or ways to get involved you can read more here.

     

     

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