The HOPE Team - Friday, June 14, 2013
Lack of textbooks
Cost of school fees and additional expenses
Lack of access to water, electricity and sanitation at schools
Our part of the Solution
The HOPE Team - Friday, May 31, 2013
At HOPE: Global, plans are getting bigger, our reach is growing and a significant impact is being had in nations around the world. It's been an incredible year already, and we are looking forward to what is yet to come.
Upcoming plans include:
7 more volunteer teams visi read more..
The HOPE Team - Thursday, May 02, 2013
"Glory be to God for His mercies are enduring. We are blessed, for He is our Lord and King for He made this country and He still owns it. May His blessing continue to flow over this land, keeping us closer and heal our deep wounds, creating a fellowship, a family, a country, and giving us one vo read more..
The HOPE Team - Friday, April 26, 2013
Written by Becca
"This was a place of war". At the end of our four-day conference at Watoto Laminadera, the Head Teacher of the primary school made this comment to me. I asked him to repeat what he said. "This was a place of fighting," he said. He went on to explain that the Lord's Resistanc read more..
The HOPE Team - Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Written by Michelle Shaw
I stirred under the mosquito net around 3am to the sound of torrential rain. Around 5:30am I woke to have a bucket bath. The rooster was crowing as I tipped half a jerry can of water into the washing bowl. During the night a frog had crawled into the jerry can so I s read more..
The HOPE Team - Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Today, we backtrack a bit as the girls share their journey in Uganda so far.
Day 2 - Kampala Conference
This is when the real fun began - the conference kicked off! New friendships between local leaders and the team began developing, and we gained a new appreciation for Ugandan schools a read more..
The HOPE Team - Friday, April 19, 2013
Our wonderful HOPE: Education team have completed their first conference with COME Uganda and have now travelled to the north of Uganda to Kitgum to work with the Irene Gleeson Foundation/Childcare Kitgum Servants (http://www.irenegleesonfoundation.com/index.php) (CKS). CKS has 10,000 students e read more..
The HOPE Team - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
HOPE: Education Uganda Team Update
Written by Celina Mina
Above: The Australian contingent of the Uganda team
Hello! Thank you for following our African Adventure through this blog! Let me begin by introducing our team of 6 women - three Australians, Michelle, Karen and Rachael; read more..
The HOPE Team - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kenya...we have all heard of this great nation. Images of wild animals, safaris, and a landscape that takes ones breath away fill our minds. Though all of this is a grand scale of beauty, the people of Kenya face issues that not many of us dwell upon from this side of the world. Edu read more..
The HOPE Team - Friday, March 08, 2013
Today is International Women's Day, a day that is celebrated around the world on March 8th every year.
A new report was released yesterday by World Vision - "Untying the Knot: Exploring Early Marriage in Fragile States."
"1 in 3 girls living in the developing world w read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, February 18, 2013
It was ready, set, go on the weekend as over 100 people began walking for hope! From Wyong, to Terrigal to Sutherland to Bathurst and even Noosa National Park, people joined together for the Global Walk of Hope.
Early starts, walking shoes ready, beaches, ovals, parks, and lots of read more..
The HOPE Team - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
1 LOCAL BOY - HUNDREDS OF LIVES CHANGED
Jake O’Sullivan, from the Sutherland Shire, is just your average kid at first glance. His hobbies are fishing, soccer, playing with friends, reading and helping others.
It’s this last interest that led to a new fundra read more..
The HOPE Team - Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Fred Buyinza is the principal of Fruits of Hope School in Rwanda, a project that HOPE: Global has partnered with over the last 4 years. Fred grew up in Uganda with his family but his home country is Rwanda, which he moved back to after the 1994 genocide. "In 100 days nearly read more..
The HOPE Team - Wednesday, January 09, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
We hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We are so excited to jump into 2013, with so many incredible things planned and we hope that you'll be part of the journey.
REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS
What are you doing in 201 read more..
The HOPE Team - Friday, December 14, 2012
DAY 12 - Train teachers in Uganda in IT, Community Health & English
GOAL: Train 10 Teachers
COST: $45 per teacher for a 3 day conference
Our HOPE: Education (http://www.hope-global.org/Current%20Projects/Education/hope-education) program exist read more..
The HOPE Team - Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Raise funds towards building an Internet Cafe at the Village of HOPE for the purpose of income generation and IT Training for the community
At the Village of Hope (http://www.hope-global.org/Current%20Projects/Village%20of%20Hope/village-of-hope) in Rwanda, o read more..
The HOPE Team - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Day 9 - Transport for disadvantaged students in Rwanda
TARGET: Purchase a minibus to transport students to school
Whilst Fruits of Hope School is flourishing and has over 300 students now, there are many more children in the community and surrounds that are not read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, December 10, 2012
DAY 8 - Training staff to work with vision impaired students in Kenya
TARGET: Train 25 staff
COST: $60 per person
Children with disabilities find it particularly tough to access education in developing countries. To help combat this issue HOPE: Global will be m read more..
The HOPE Team - Sunday, December 09, 2012
DAY 7 - Early Childhood Education & First Aid Training at New Hope Homes
TARGET: Train all staff at New Hope Homes (9 total)
COST: $45 per person
As part of our HOPE: Education program in 2013, we are looking to train the staff at New Hope Homes (http://www. read more..
The HOPE Team - Friday, December 07, 2012
DAY 5 - CHILD EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP
TARGET: Sponsor 10 children for their 2013 schooling
$300 per child per year
Fruits of Hope School (http://www.hope-global.org/Current%20Projects/Revival%20Palace%20Community%20Program/revival-palace-community-program) is read more..
The HOPE Team - Thursday, December 06, 2012
DAY 4 - TEACHER TRAINING IN CAMBODIA
TARGET - Train 10 Teachers ($45 per teacher)
Our HOPE: Education (http://www.hope-global.org/Current%20Projects/Education/hope-education) program exists to strengthen education organisations through training. The mission is t read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, December 03, 2012
We're so excited to be launching the '12 Days of Hope' this Christmas! Join us as we spread hope globally and impact lives, simply by donating $12.
DAY 1 - Fruits of Hope School Computer Lab
TARGET: 25 Computers @ $800 each
Today, we'd like to provide Fruits of H read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, November 05, 2012
Can you believe there's only 2 months left of 2012?! It's been a wonderful year at HOPE: Global but it's not over yet! Read on to find out what's coming up.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT
This Thursday November 8th is our Volunteer Information Night. If you've ever wanted to join a HOPE: Gl read more..
The HOPE Team - Thursday, October 04, 2012
Asia's Hope - Day One
Asia's Hope Cambodia is an organisation providing homes, education, love and joy in abundance for over 200 orphans in Battambang and another 100 orphans in Phnom Penh. Pastor Savorn, the National Director for Asia's Hope, travelled with us early on Sunday morning from P read more..
The HOPE Team - Friday, September 28, 2012
HOPE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY
Written by Cathy Reynolds
Today has been remarkable (Thursday was our day off). Our first visit today was to "SHE Rescue", an Australian NGO, that is an aftercare facility that works in the healing of girls who have been rescued from the sex trade. T read more..
The HOPE Team - Thursday, September 27, 2012
Conference One Ends In Celebration
Written by Emilie Lavergne
As we are closing the third and last day of conference, I'm amazed at how fast it went. Three days of teaching, of learning, of sharing, of bonding, of making new friendships. A real sense of partnership and family has ta read more..
The HOPE Team - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Free to be myself...
By Julie Lachapelle
It's 6:30am, early in the morning, it feels like the whole city is awake already. Cars, scooters, bikes, tuk-tuks, everybody is going somewhere. Everybody is in their own world. Life is slow. Life is simple.
It's day 2 of conference. As we ar read more..
The HOPE Team - Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Times Are A Changing In Cambodia
By Deanne Dwight & Amanda Hutchins
Hope Education Cambodia Team
Today was day one of Conference One at Salamon School in Phnom Penh. After a very early pick up, the team headed over to the school, full of excitement, nerves and anticipati read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, September 24, 2012
24 Hours of Bags, History and Culture
By Amanda Hutchins & Deanne Dwight
Worship is a universal language - it crosses cultural boundaries; you do not have to speak the same language to worship God together.
We started our day with prayer with the Good News of Jesus Christ read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, July 16, 2012
Musanze, in North Western Rwanda, is 'Gorilla Country'. The town is a base for people who come to Rwanda to see the Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park. This week, it was the location of three days of Early Childhood and English Language training and capacity building in partnership with read more..
The HOPE Team - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We've had some incredibly wonderful and very busy teams over in Rwanda! Our Kings Team are now back in Australia after an amazing 2 weeks in Rwanda. Thank you to all of the Kings Team Volunteers, we trust you've had an experience you'll never forget!
Our team of engineers and builders have b read more..
The HOPE Team - Friday, July 06, 2012
HOPE: Education Rwanda Team
Written by Leonie Quayle
We have had a full and fruitful two days based at the Kigali Institute of Education (KIE).
The Early Childhood Team have concluded the final two days of the training that began last week with the Kings Team. 'What's the Time Mr Wol read more..
The HOPE Team - Tuesday, July 03, 2012
HOPE: Global Early Childhood & Primary/English Team
Written by Leonie Quayle
Ist July 2012
From various corners of the globe, we've arrived safe and well in Kigali on the 1st of July, Rwanda's Independence Day. The billboards marking the occasion around to read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, July 02, 2012
We now have four volunteer teams in Rwanda! Teachers, builders, medical professionals and more! All doing amazing work and bringing hope to Rwanda.
The Kings Rwanda team visited Fruits of Hope Academy last week. Read this incredible account of the time spent there:
"Well - it's f read more..
The HOPE Team - Monday, June 25, 2012
On Sunday a team of 18 people from the Kings School community left to embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Rwanda. Tasked with the mission to listen, learn and share, the team has been planning over the last 10 months. However as Michelle Shaw, our HOPE: Global team leader pointed out, "the p read more..
The HOPE Team - Thursday, June 14, 2012
Feedback from Africa!
We absolutely love receiving feedback and it's always amazing to see what is being accomplished by our dedicated team of volunteers and staff when they travel to HOPE: Global projects. This is just some of the feedback received from training conducted in Kenya and Ugand read more..