This project focuses on the reinforcement of food security and the fight against poverty. The project area includes 34 villages of the rural community Komsilga in Burkina Faso. Although this semi-urban region has a good market access due to its proximity to the capital Ouagadougou, the problems of "land grabbing" and high prices apply great pressure on the majority of the poor agricultural households.
The project started in October 2011 and is successfully being implemented. Initially, the project was only approved for the province of KPK, but responding to the needs of Sindh floods of 2011, HOPE’87 requested a contract renewal from the donor ECHO. Fortunately, an additional 325,000 EUR of funds were allocated for the victims of Sindh floods. The part of the project in Sindh was completed on 30th June - the result included the completion of 100 hand pumps, 200 latrines and the distribution of 2,000 water storage and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable families.
Building on the success and the knowledge gained during the preceding project, the current one focuses on the integration of the „School Based Disaster Risk Management“ (SBDRM) model into the governmental system of the Pakistani Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
This SBDRM model has been developed in close cooperation with the DIPECHO partners in the course of the DIPECHO 7th Action Plan. The project is co-financed by ECHO, ADC and HOPE’87.
According to the concept of „Comprehensive School Safety“ the main goals of the project include:
Swim for your lives. Every year some areas of Bangladesh suffer from severe floods and mudslides. Nevertheless, many Bangladeshi children do not know how to swim and therefore are potential victims to drowning. In the context of our project “Children & Sports in Bangladesh”, which was launched in 2013 and recently reached completion, HOPE’87 conducted several swim classes, particularly for street kids and disadvantaged children, in order to improve their chances of surviving in a disaster situation. Consequently, the child mortality rate due to drowning has already decreased.
The project Caravan of Hope, implemented by HOPE’87 in cooperation with UNESCO in the regions Sikasso in Mali and Région de Centre and the province Kénédougou in Burkina Faso, aims to strengthen the capacities of rural women and women’s organisations. To raise awareness about different topics such as HIV/AIDS, forced marriage and child trafficking through various channels, the project enforces a double strategy. On the one side, training workshops for women’s organisations were carried out, addressing the important role of women’s organisation in societal change and awareness raising.
This humanitarian aid project, financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Office (ECHO) aimed at supporting 2.500 poor households in the Région du Centre of Burkina Faso during the lean period between the using-up of last year’s harvest and the new harvest where the households are in a state of extreme food insecurity and especially children are at risk of malnutrition.
Medical assistance, psycho-social rehabilitation and economic re-integration of mine and war victims, pain patients and vulnerable groups represent a summed reflection of HOPE’87-BiH efforts to embrace those in urgent need. The provision of direct assistance is at the heart of HOPE’87-BiH‘s hard work. It is followed by the key strategic and systematic approach to advance BiH structures in the provision of quality services to those that are in urgent need, ensuring a long-term impact.
The Sahel Region of Burkina Faso is going through two major crises since the beginning of the year 2012. The first one is the food crisis that had been predicted since the end of the past rainy season with its very low precipitation. This situation has been aggravated by the influx from Mali, consisting of nearly twenty five thousand (25.000) refugees as consequence of the Tuareg rebellion going on in the neighboring country.
The Sahel region is facing a severe food and nutrition crisis with an estimated 15 million people at risk of food insecurity and more than 1 million children at risk of acute severe malnutrition. Among other countries, Burkina Faso – one of the priority countries of ADC - has called for national and international solidarity.
HOPE'87, Hundreds of Original Projects
for Employment, an International NGO established in 1987 in Austria, is
pleased to present its Activity Report covering the period from October
2008 to September 2009.
As in previous years, the objective of the present report is to provide the reader with an overview of HOPE'87 activities around the world in the fields of youth education, training, employment and humanitarian aid.