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Project Hope Charity Profile
Children denied access to basic services that every child needs in order to develop into healthy and well-balanced individual. We provide educational and recreational activities, medical and humanitarian relief and practical training that can empower them with hope and skills for the future. We are currently working in Palestine, a nation where the majority of the population is age 18 or under and living under harsh conditions, making our work all the more important.
Vision, Mission and Objectives
Through alternatives to violence we are improving both the physical and mental health of our participants. We provide a venue for them to express themselves positively, release frustration, develop skills, engage in dialogue and build hope for the future. Our regular programs include language classes, drama and art. Our educational and recreational activities are provided in partnership with existing groups in the local community. In the spirit of cooperation and to save costs, we provide many different programs in partnership with different Palestinian organizations within the community.
We do our utmost to keep costs low and work efficiently. We do not want to waste money in an environment where money should not be wasted. This is one reason why we prefer to use other organization's premises and/or cooperate to create on programs, pooling our resources together. If a building already exists and can be used to organize an activity, and a basic infrastructure exists there, we prefer to supply the programs and human resources. We believe that working together is always a more effective model to effecting real change.
In Project Hope local Palestinians and Internationals work together. Local Palestinians and Internationals have the opportunity to participate in our programs, partake in the administration of the organization and be a leader of a program. We believe in Bottom-Up, not Top-Down development. This means international volunteers act largely as assistants while we aim for leadership at the community level. In this way we can better understand what the local problems are and make use of local innovations to solve them, while providing advice and know-how from outside.
Project Hope is a grassroots initiative helping ordinary people to make a difference. In our work, we value everyone, whatever their creed, religion, sex, color or class background. We feel everyone can make a positive contribution to the lives of Palestinian youth, and want to give everyone we can such an opportunity. We are doing our best to help what is becoming a lost generation and hold on to hope for a healthy, vibrant Palestinian society.
Project Hope Volunteer Information
We would like to welcome any one interested in volunteering to participate in our program. Project Hope relies fully on international volunteers in order to realize our goal of making a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience we encourage you to apply. [volunteer application]
What You Can Do as a Volunteer:
The available resources and the political situation at any given time determine our events and programs. However, there is a special focus on providing certain classes and activities on a regular basis.
Project Hope Donation Information
Financing of our activities relies heavily on grassroots support. A little money goes a long way in Palestine. Just 25 Euros (37 $US) can fund an art program while 15 Euros (27 $US) can pay for an English text to teach a class. Any donation is helpful, large or small. We do not let any resource go to waste.
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