People give a name to children who have lost both parents: Orphans. Yet we believe these children are not merely orphans, but are Precious Children we must nurture and keep safe, giving them the education and skills they need to grow up into happy, self-sufficient adults.
There are more of these Precious Children than ever before, because of wars, terrorism, drug and alcohol abuse, and accidents and natural disasters. This is why we have established the SAVE Precious Children program, just for these precious beings.
One of the main ways we help these children is by establishing HOPE Houses where they can live, learn, grow up, and be cared for with love and respect. These homes are supervised by HOPE Canada, and operate according to Canadian standards. The primary objectives, both for the HOPE Houses and for SAVE Precious Children in general, are:
We protect these children from danger and physical harm, giving them secure places to live, play, and sleep. But safety also means receiving the necessities of life, such as the healthiest food, water, and air, as well as health care.
This training takes the basic education objective even further. Our program supports the children as they acquire and develop skills and experience that will allow them to be self-sufficient and autonomous as adults.
Pilot projects for our HOPE Houses have now been established in Sri Lanka, India, Mexico and the Philippines.
You can sponsor one of these Precious Children , to make a difference in his or her life and help provide a positive future. For a monthly contribution of $47.50 – the daily cost of a cup of coffee – you can provide all the requirements one child needs for a month at a HOPE House.
Or you may just wish to contribute generally to sponsorship of a HOPE House project for $35 per month. Whatever monthly contribution you can afford, you will make a difference in the lives of these Precious Children.
HOPE Canada has several projects in development that will give hope to those living in poverty all over the world. We provide food for those who are starving or are unable to provide for themselves, but we also give specialized care to needy people at many crucial stages of their lives.
HOPE Food Bank
HOPE Canada plans to operate Food Banks that not only collect food to distribute to the needy, but will also collect clothing. This Food Bank system will help people with short-term food needs, but will also work toward creating longer term solutions to food shortages and world hunger.
OWe will collect large donations of food and money, sharing these among Members and Affiliate Members of the HOPE Canada family. The food donations will be added to the food that these Members have also collected in their own locale, and then these resources will be distributed to people in need.
Our goal is not only food distribution, however. We plan to collect statistics demonstrating the magnitude of the hunger problem. With these statistics in hand, we can raise public awareness of the problem and lobby governments to create policies and programs that reduce the levels of hunger.
HOPE Meals on Wheelss
HOPE Meals on Wheels supports people’s choice to live in their own homes rather than in institutions, by providing nutritious meals to them in their residences. This service enhances the community safety net, yet allows seniors, convalescents, and people with disabilities to retain their dignity and as much independence as possible.
We also provide specially prepared meals for Chinese communities, bagged lunches for the working homeless, and a “HOPE Hot Soup’ program for children in high-risk elementary schools.
HOPE “Breakfast & Lunch/Brunch” Program
Using local food resources, we provide highly nutritional breakfasts and lunches to children in village schools. Recognizing that children have trouble learning or paying attention at school if they are hungry, this program supports both their nutritional and educational needs.
SPECIALIZED CARE PROJECTS
DMDB Care (Disabled, Mute, Deaf, Blind)
This program seeks to meet the same objectives we strive for in our SAVE Precious Children projects: Safety, Education, and Skills Training. As we try to meet these objectives, we adapt our programs for those with extra physical needs.
SAVE Precious Mother
For reasons such as wars or disasters, many mothers now find themselves fully responsible for themselves and their children, with few resources to meet these responsibilities. We supply basic needs such as safety, shelter, food, and water. But we got beyond these basic requirements, also providing financial assistance and training. We help these mothers acquire the skills they need to earn a living and become self-sufficient.
HOPE Day Care
If parents in needy families are going to be able to work to support their families, they will often need day care for young children. We set up day care facilities, operated according to Canadian standards. We also provide Canadian teachers to train local staff until they are ready to run and operate the day cares on their own.
HOPE Long Term Care
For many seniors, there comes a time when they are no longer able to live independently, but require some degree of assistance with health care or their daily activities. For seniors who are able to remain in their homes, we provide home care services as needed. If home living is no longer possible, we also provide seniors’ housing, where health care and other types of assistance are available as needed.
HOPE Pure Care (Sanitation and Pure Water)
HOPE Canada is currently planning projects that will ensure that people will be able to drink pure water, that most basic need for human existence, and that they will live in conditions of acceptable sanitation. Our projects aim to meet the standard targets set by the Millennium Development Goal on sanitation, with sanitation understood according to the definitions of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
These are some of the categories included in those definitions:
Basic Sanitation – The management of human feces at the household level.
On-site Sanitation – Collection and treatment of waste in the location where it is deposited. Some of the means of doing this may include pit latrines, septic tanks, and imhoff tanks.
Food Sanitation – Developing hygienic measures that ensure the safety of food from contaminants.
Environmental Sanitation – The control of environmental factors that might allow transmission of disease or infection. This may include everything from having clean homes to teaching the frequent washing of hands.
Our projects will work toward providing freedom from human contact with hazardous wastes, whether those are feces, domestic waste and waste water, or industrial and agricultural wastes. We will help develop methods of treating these various types of waste, and even of helping to control noise and other types of pollution.
HOPE Micro Business System
HOPE Canada works with people in need at every stage of life, providing young people and adults alike with the training and skills they need to become self-sufficient and autonomous. However, we don’t stop simply with training. As people acquire those skills, we also help them with micro business projects. These may include micro loans, but will primarily consist of providing specific items or even equipment they may need to begin a business and start earning income.