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If you walked among the smiling and friendly people of Myanmar (Burma), it might be hard to imagine that the country has over 75,000 child soldiers - more than any other country in the world.
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A book written by a Kelowna local author is improving the health and nutrition of a community in Kenya! ‘The Urban Farmer’ is a book written by a Kelowna resident named Curtis Stone. The book details different methods of planting a sustainable farm on borrowed and leased land. Curtis’ book found its way to Kenya and HOPE partner Bethlehem Children's Care Center.
The Bethlehem home was founded by Joseph and Linet and provides a home for displaced children following post election violence that took place in 2008. The families at the home have worked hard to create sustainable food sources through farming and a fish pond.
Joseph recently received a copy of ‘The Urban Farmer’ and wasted no time in implementing what he’s learned to help improve the properties agricultural farming practices:
"For sure if I had this course when I started, I would have saved hundreds of hours and saved thousands of shillings. It has inspired me. Thanks to Mr. Dale Bolton for connecting me to such a course so that I can practice, educate, and change the living standards of the community. Also, for the author, I salute you".
Among farming practices, Joseph also stated that the book helped change record keeping, and introduced new concepts like community supported agriculture and specialized growing.
It’s great to see the Bethlehem Home flourish and become sustainable through hard work and community partnership.
HOPE Founder, Ralph Bromley, is visiting HOPE Agents in the Ukraine and shares his story from the road . . .
“Greetings from Kharkiv.
We were met by Kostyantyn (from Destiny Center) at the airport and driven to our hotel to drop off our luggage and then driven to the city center for a lovely Ukrainian dinner. We were surprised by the warmth and beauty of Kharkiv.
The following day we visited a vocational/technical training centre for 300 students. 70 of the students enrolled are orphans who reside in an adjacent dormitory.
Students train for one to two years in 'trader's courses' and are all employed at the end of their training. The courses are taught with a high level of excellence . . . both academic and 'hands on’ training.
I was most impressed with the heart that the school director and staff had for their students. The academic program is integrated with sports, the arts, exposure to social issues and local exhibitions.
Kostyantyn and HOPE work closely with the school director and run an Alpha course in the college residents facility. The relationship between the school, the students and Destiny Center is very impressive.”
Here are some pictures from the Trade's school, showing the masonry and carpentry training facility....
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Fundraisers don’t all have to be cake drives and raffles! You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of humour, pub-grub, live entertainment, and good times. The HOPE Pub Night is a time to come together, enjoy good company, and raise money for an important project taking place in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal.
Following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, our agent, The Small World, were able to provide multiple temporary structures to serve as classrooms that allowed children at risk to remain in school. Now, we are looking to raise funds and support for a permanent solution.
Earthquake resistant schools provide a safe place for children to receive an education. Those that were built prior to the earthquake are still standing today with no significant structural damages. Working with the Small World in Nepal, we’re looking to raise $30,000 to build an earthquake resistant school so students can continue to attend school and receive an education in a safe environment.
Join us on Friday October 13th at Rusty’s Steakhouse & Sports Lounge at 6:30pm for dinner, drinks, and live comedy featuring Ivan Decker from Train Wreck Comedy. There will be a silent auction at the event, so bring your bidding shoes.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Important Info:http://rise.hopeforthenations.com/events/night-for-nepal
When: Friday October 13th, 2017 - 6:30pm
Where: Rusty’s Steakhouse & Sports Lounge, 1-1525 Dilworth Dr.
What: Comedian Ivan Decker from Train Wreck Comedy & Silent Auction
Cost: $45 per person
Includes: Dinner (Burger bar), one (1) drink ticket, and live comedy
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the above link
“Teachers from other villages started asking us how we were able to enroll so many girls in our schools. We have become known in our district as leaders in girls’ education.” Kambale, Justice Rising Primary School Teacher in Kalembe
We are extremely proud of the fact that our schools have achieved complete gender parity inside the classroom, a rare feat in rural contexts!
Learn more here: https://www.hopeforthenations.com/project.aspx?asset=2068
HOPE Agent, the Small World, works in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal providing housing and education to children at risk. Many of the families in this area are unable to provide education for their children due to poverty, and the requirement that most kids need to start working in order to help support the family. Most of the people who live here are a minority ethnic group like Rai and dalits (a lower caste often referred to as ‘untouchable’), with education simply being unavailable to them.
Rampure lower secondary school in Kaku is the only school that teaches from grade 1 to grade 8 for the entire Rampur community of Kaku, Nepal. During the 2015 earthquake, the school was badly damaged.
The community and teachers have had no choice but to continue to use the unsafe building for teaching children every day. 250 students are risking their life everyday in these unsafe buildings. Realizing the immediate need to rebuild new classrooms for the students is now a priority for the local community, Hope for the Nations and The Small World initiated construction of 2 earthquake-proof classrooms.
Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support, the classroom construction is well underway (see image above). While there are some issues, including internet outage from lightning storms that won’t be restored until October, the progress on these earthquake-proof classrooms will soon house many students eager to learn, in a safe environment.
If you’d like to lend your support to the Kaku School Rebuilding Project, you can learn more on the project page: