OUR LEARNING CENTER
at Village of Hope
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY THROUGH EDUCATION! COVID-19 restrictions force children worldwide to complete their schooling alone in front of a PC, online. This transition is difficult for children. Many of our homeschooled children suffer tremendously from isolated and abstract online instruction. Since they come from difficult backgrounds such as abuse, neglect, abandonment or child trafficking, and thus often have difficulties concentrating or understanding, very intensive learning support and tutoring is usually necessary. This special support is only possible in personal interaction as our educators and counselors have found.
In a real classroom, teachers can instruct more clearly and they can assist better. A place where group work or topics can be discussed together is a place where learning works better and is also enjoyable. That is why we decided to build a school in the Village of Hope for the approximately 150 children who live with us in the common household, where we can offer good teaching.
HOW TO PLANT YOUR SPROUT PENCIL
We are grateful that the 250,000€ for the construction of the school is completed! Now, we are raising funds for the school equipment such as blackboards, tables, chairs, science laboratory stuff and computer room supplies.
Would you support raising funds to purchase school equipment with your donation? How about instead of throwing away pencil stubs, you can use them in a totally new way? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do some good with it to better the environment?
With our sustainable VISION HELP Sprout pencil made from fine cedar wood, you can! These pencils contain seeds in their ends and can be planted after being used to grow basil or flowers. With just 10 Euros a pencil, you are not just helping the environment, you are also helping our children have a better future too! All the proceeds of the pencils will be invested in the school project. This is a great Christmas gift for loved ones, for children and for yourself!
Order your VISION HELP Sprout pencil and maybe a few more as gifts for you and your loved ones. Click on the button “ORDER NOW” or call +49 (0) 162 395 79 51 (WhatsApp).
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SCHOOL EQUIPMENT FUNDS
Now, we are raising funds of 50.000€ for the school equipment such as blackboards, tables, chairs, science laboratory stuff and computer room supplies.
School Construction Goal: 250,000€
We have raised
for the school construction!
We have focused for many years on community projects among indigenous tribes such as the Aetas community of Apayao. In partnership with the local government, we were able to provide various training regarding agricultural development, healthcare, family planning and environmental issues such as waste management and the preservation of the forest.
This is to help the indigenous communities to enhance their economic and healthcare situation while at the same time being sensitive to their culture, believes and practices. Commonly, the Aeta communities feel neglected, looked down upon, and often not receiving equal opportunities in education and community development. So we committed to lift up such indigenous communities by enhancing their educational and economic skills.
In 2017, we established the “Indigenous Elementary and Adult Educational Learning Center” directly within the vicinity of the tribe. This center, through the funding, organization and supervision of the foundation, seeks to provide particularly education to children and adults alike, assisting in the government’s effort of “Education for All.”
The number of students increased and we had it eventually turned over to the local government so they may manage the whole operation.
This educational project led us now to bringing students from Apayao to our Village of Hope where they can live and study higher education. As of 2021, we have 12 teenagers from the tribe who are doing their best to move up to college and finish their studies.