HOPE FOR CHILDREN
The Official Charity Partner of Wanderlust 108 London
We are excited to partner with Hope for Children, an international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood. For every Wanderlust 108 London ticket purchased we will donate £1 to Hope for Children.
Almost half of the world’s children are vulnerable and living in poverty. Your support will change this by making a safe and fulfilling childhood a reality for more of the world’s children.
Hope for Children are improving their access to education and healthcare, empowering their families to support themselves whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly they are giving them hope.
MISSION HOPE FOR CHILDREN
What we do
Hope for Children was founded in the UK, and as they say, charity begins at home. Very few people associate poverty with the UK, but that doesn’t mean it is not there if you search hard enough. There are children and families who fall through the gap of statutory and other support networks. For whatever reason they do not receive the support they need from the large support organisations within the UK. For this reason, we run a Small Grants Programme to help these children and their families.
Where we work
We have projects in 7 different countries. All of the places we work in have unique social and economic circumstances which present different challenges to children and their families. We currently work in Ghana, India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, UK and Tanzania.
Without access to an education, children are severely disadvantaged from an early age and are constantly fighting against the tide. HOPE believes that, without promoting the right to education for children and encouraging children to complete their education, development for any society will always be hindered.
We believe that children should have access to education as it is a fundamental human right that can have a dramatic impact on their future. Education is also key to long lasting and sustainable development. Much of our work revolves around ensuring children have access to education as well as making sure they are aware of their basic human rights. Whether a child is street involved, disabled or disadvantaged, they deserve the chance to go to school. Therefore education is a theme in nearly every country we work in.
Health is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals”.
It covers not only the prevention and treatment of diseases, but also the social and psychological well being of individuals within the community.
It almost goes without saying that the good health of both the individual and the community as a whole are vital to the development of society. Public health is an area that so many have tried to address, but there is much more work to be done. Indeed, a WHO report indicates that in 2010, in spite of the scale of health problems faced around the World, only 10.4% of global gross domestic product was spent on health.
Project: Empowering Families
One of the challenges faced by those in International Development is not only to develop programmes which help those in need, but to create ones which give people the help and resource they need to lift themselves out of poverty.
This is the focus behind the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach, which looks to take the strengths of people in poverty and give them a boost. This is usually in the form of micro-finance schemes so people can earn a living and provide for their children.
We believe that people in poverty often do the best they can in the circumstances they are either born into or find themselves in. So by running micro-finance schemes we can give people the financial boost they need to use their own strengths to earn a living. This in turn means they are able to provide for their own family and ultimately can afford to send their children to school, rather than needing constant help from organisations such as ourselves.
For more information visit Hope for Children.