About HOPE Schools
An African child does not ask ...
"Please may I go to school?"
But they say ...
"Give me the future!"
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 give orphaned and needy children a future and a hope, and so help determine a positive future for a whole nation.
Upper Primary and Secondary Schooling also helps prevent child marraiges, child labour, drug use, child soldiers and life on the streets.
Through our African partner organisations in Africa, Australia HOPE International has started over 20 HOPE Schools since 2003.
Around 2/3 of those are completed while the rest are in various stages of completion.
Over 4,000 children attend HOPE Schools, with around 5% currently as paying students.
Parents / guardians support their schools by supplying/preparing lunch for teachers and/or sponsored children, collecting for providing some aspect of the building work like glass for windows, sometimes to help fund a social worker or school counsellor, even build a school kitchen or latrine.
Most teachers are now qualified and are salaried from HOPE fundraising and part child or class sponsorships.
Australia HOPE International is the sole funds provider for several unfinished HOPE Schools.
HOPE School Projects include:
11 Nursery Schools (Baby, Middle & Top Class)
10 Primary Schools (P1 - P7)
2 Secondary Boarding Schools.
Several HOPE Schools are achieving highest grades in their region, in particular the HCLS HOPE Complex School in Bunia, DR Congo, Nakivale HOPE School and the COME HOPE Schools in Uganda.