The House of Hope caters for children and young people from the ages of 3 to 20 years. These children live within a catchment area of five large villages and have been orphaned due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
The centre’s aim is to empower orphaned and vulnerable children from any religious background, to help develop a sustainable and better life amongst the community. This is achieved by focusing on their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs to.
Currently, the House of Hope has almost 600 registered children in its centre.
There are a number of programmes available to students at the centre, including:
- A School Support Programme, supported by The Wings of Hope, for students aged 11 – 22 years. Students work towards the equivalent of GCSEs and A-Levels giving the opportunity for many of them to go into further education. The Wings of Hope pays for the fees, uniforms and books of these students.
- The Nursery School caters for children from the ages of 3 – 5 years and the school runs from Monday to Friday. Children are encouraged to attend school by our provision of a FREE school meal everyday.
- After School Care runs for students aged 6-12 year olds. Children are taught English, Creative Art, Maths and get assistance with their homework. Their school progress is monitored and support given accordingly. They are also provided with food.
- The Youth Programme uses sports and drama to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS among the students and young people in the local communities. There are different activities for all days of the week.
- Adult Literacy Programme for Adults in the local communities to improve their literacy and skills, including sewing tuition – using sewing machines provided by the Wings of Hope. Many of these adults are the older siblings and guardians of the orphans attending the centre, so it is vital to empower them and educate them in the importance of education to help support themselves and their younger siblings.
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