The Hope Project supports over 200 orphaned, at-risk and vulnerable children from the ages of 4 through 24. Most of them have never been at school, others dropped out at early stage, and some are victims of abuse. We provide them hope in the form of education. We are in final stages of establishing our own pre-primary school for these children, but at the moment we support them in different schools.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and *Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body and World Maps
Biology, General Science, and Health
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, and Helping Children Who Are Blind
Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges (141 Color Ink Cartridge, 85A Black Ink Cartridge, 140 Black Ink Cartridge and HP 655 Cyan), *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, *Tablets, and *Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Acrylic Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, and Thread
Inflation Pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
*Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and *Mosquito Nets
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
*Antibiotics and Ibuprofen
The Shine Care Centre is a local initiative under Shine’s Children’s Foundation. It supports guardians and parents of needy children in rural and poor communities to develop skills and creativity which helps them earn a living in order to live a better life. This project is situated where poverty among the communities is at a high level, and it is even hard for a family to raise $1 USD a day, leaving many in chronic poverty.
Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, and General Science
Hesperian Health Guides:
*Where There Is No Doctor, Helping Children Who Are Blind, and Helping Children Who Are Deaf
Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and *Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Wire Cutters
Castanets, Guiros, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Inflation Pumps, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and *Tennis Balls
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
Bath Towels, Light Blankets, and *Mosquito Nets
Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
*Antibiotics, Ibuprofen, Malaria Treatment (Coartem), and Oral Rehydration Salts
Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, and Spades
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.