Archive for 2012

A Letter from our Zambia Director!

A Letter from our Zambia Director!

Posted on December 20th 2012

Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. But the lives of hundreds of children in our programmes are being changed! Our Director, Jim Kongwa, explains how...

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'Invisible' Children in the Dominican Republic

'Invisible' Children in the Dominican Republic

Posted on December 14th 2012

Invisible. something most children do not want to feel. But it is a problem facing many kids in the Dominican Republic.

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An "Amazing and Humbling" Time!

An "Amazing and Humbling" Time!

Posted on December 13th 2012

A team from Somerset has had a great time working with the children in Kenya! One team member said "It was amazing and humbling to meet the children and staff..."

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Some of our Partners Visit Kenya!

Some of our Partners Visit Kenya!

Posted on December 11th 2012

Two members of staff from Ernst and Young - who have been helping us develop our education programmes in Africa this year - recently visited our work in Kenya to see how their donations are being used...

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Construction Begins in South Sudan!

Construction Begins in South Sudan!

Posted on December 5th 2012

We have received some exciting news - the construction of a new home for street children is underway in poverty-hit South Sudan!

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Kenya Update: The Mitaboni Children's Home

Kenya Update: The Mitaboni Children's Home

Posted on November 12th 2012

Matt Parker reports on the encouraging progress that is being made, lives that are being changed, and plans for growth at the Mitaboni Children's Home in Kenya!

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Yosaira Now Has a Reason to Smile!

Yosaira Now Has a Reason to Smile!

Posted on November 2nd 2012

When dentists first saw inside Yousaira's mouth they wept because her teeth were in such a bad condition. But now she has a brand new set of teeth and a big smile!

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Mary and Alison's Run Helps Children in Lebanon!

Posted on November 1st 2012

A visitor to our Children's Home in Lebanon was so encouraged by what she saw that she and a friend set about raising funds - by running in a ten mile race!

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Ernst and Young Supports Education in Africa!

Posted on October 25th 2012

A summer of fund-raising by the staff of Ernst & Young has raised more than £10,000 for our education projects in Africa! The funds raised will be split across four projects in three countries - South Sudan, Kenya and Zambia - and will make an amazing difference in the lives of hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable kids!

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Lebanon at the Crossroads

Posted on October 25th 2012

Lebanon is at a crossroads. It has been at relative peace for nearly four years. But the assassination of a police intelligence chief has raised fears about it being dragged into a proxy war...

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Stories of Pain and Hope in Lebanon...

Stories of Pain and Hope in Lebanon...

Posted on October 20th 2012

A few reflections on the latest bombing outrage in the streets of Beirut, Lebanon - and on the call that we all have to show compassion and give hope to those that are suffering in a broken and hurting world...

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Leaving Painful Pasts Behind...

Leaving Painful Pasts Behind...

Posted on October 10th 2012

Yani and Josefina’s home situations remain the same - very difficult - but their lives have changed dramatically since they came to our Care Centre in the Dominican Republic!

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Latest News: 43 children going "back to school" - so far!

Latest News: 43 children going "back to school" - so far!

Posted on October 9th 2012

Great news – we are delighted that as a result of our “Back to School” campaign we are so far able to help 43 children coming from the toughest of situations to get an education!

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Sending Children Back To School - Latest News!

Sending Children Back To School - Latest News!

Posted on October 8th 2012

The‘fortunate’ children in Mongu, western Zambia get to study in tiny, cramped huts made just of wood and bamboo. Many others don’t even have that opportunity...

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Enjoying Summer Fun  in Lebanon!

Enjoying Summer Fun in Lebanon!

Posted on October 6th 2012

A summer team had a great time working with the children at our Home in Lebanon this summer! One team member said: "It’s been amazing; I can’t begin to describe how special this time has been!"

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Help us to help Susan and Irma...

Help us to help Susan and Irma...

Posted on October 3rd 2012

Susan and Irma used to live in fear every day. But now they have hope for the future...

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Updates from Our Zambia Programme

Updates from Our Zambia Programme

Posted on September 20th 2012

Director Matt Parker has been visiting our Homes, Schools and Care Centres in Zambia....

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Coffee Shop Helps a Child Get Back To School!

Coffee Shop Helps a Child Get Back To School!

Posted on September 15th 2012

One young boy in Kenya will now get a school uniform and shoes - thanks to customers to a coffee shop in Yeovil!

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Help Give Children a Chance of School...

Help Give Children a Chance of School...

Posted on September 13th 2012

Here is a report from the Western Gazette in the UK about our goal of getting 300 children around the world "back to school"...

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New Classrooms For Kids in Zambia!

New Classrooms For Kids in Zambia!

Posted on September 11th 2012

New classrooms are being constructed in Zambia to help hundreds of children in a very poor rural community...

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In a New Home - and Back to School!

In a New Home - and Back to School!

Posted on September 3rd 2012

Rafiya has experienced pain in her short life. Now, however, she has a loving home - and is enjoying going back to school!

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Getting Peter 'back to school' in Lebanon!

Getting Peter 'back to school' in Lebanon!

Posted on August 29th 2012

Peter is from Sudan - but lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Read about how we helped him get "back to school"...

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Electricity Installed at Boys' Home in Kenya!

Electricity Installed at Boys' Home in Kenya!

Posted on August 21st 2012

The boys and staff at the Kids Alive Boys Home in central Kenya are celebrating - they finally have electricity!

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What a Change in Kookoo's life!

What a Change in Kookoo's life!

Posted on August 9th 2012

Kookoo comes from a desperate situation in the Sudanese capital city, Khartoum. But his life has changed...

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A Letter from our Kenya Director!

A Letter from our Kenya Director!

Posted on August 7th 2012

Purity Nyamu, our Director in Kenya, shares about some of the progress that is being made!

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Moses - Found and Rescued!

Moses - Found and Rescued!

Posted on August 3rd 2012

At the tender age of 12, Moses has survived a harsh life in the slums and on the streets. But things have changed!

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Homeless No More

Homeless No More

Posted on July 24th 2012

Mackenson now has a home and a family that love him. No longer does he need to sleep on the streets or search for something to eat each day...

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South Sudan: A Turbulent First Year

South Sudan: A Turbulent First Year

Posted on July 9th 2012

One year ago, on July 9th 2011, South Sudan became an independent nation. But it has been a turbulent first year...

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Volunteer Ambassador Appointed!

Volunteer Ambassador Appointed!

Posted on July 5th 2012

We have appointed a Volunteer Ambassador to share about our work in churches and schools...

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New Bible Study Series: "His Mission. Our Mission."

New Bible Study Series: "His Mission. Our Mission."

Posted on July 4th 2012

Hope for Kids International has released a new Bible Study series about poverty and justice...

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Maron's Bitterness Has Gone!

Maron's Bitterness Has Gone!

Posted on June 30th 2012

Maron has experienced terrible pain in his life. When he came to us, he was bitter and angry. But this has changed...

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How Your Support Made a Difference in South Sudan...

How Your Support Made a Difference in South Sudan...

Posted on June 23rd 2012

The response to our South Sudan Appeal has been amazing - and is making a difference in children's lives!

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Showing the Love of a Father to Vulnerable Kids...

Showing the Love of a Father to Vulnerable Kids...

Posted on June 17th 2012

As we celebrate Fathers Day in the UK, we meet one man who shows a father's love to vulnerable kids in Lebanon...

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Giving Hope in the midst of Pain...

Giving Hope in the midst of Pain...

Posted on June 15th 2012

Matt Parker reports on a visit to the home of two boys and their grandmother in a small, impoverished village in Romania.....

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Children's Village Opens in Haiti!

Children's Village Opens in Haiti!

Posted on May 31st 2012

Our Children's Village in Haiti, constructed to give a home to some of the victims of the 2010 earthquake, is now open!

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Breathtaking Beauty... Heartbreaking Pain

Breathtaking Beauty... Heartbreaking Pain

Posted on May 29th 2012

The landscape is breathtaking. But the poverty is heartbreaking. This is Nyamarambe in western Kenya...

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A Young Boy's Letter to his Sponsor...

A Young Boy's Letter to his Sponsor...

Posted on May 14th 2012

Do you want to know what Ali from Lebanon had to say to his sponsors at Aisholt Church in England? Click here to find out!

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New Children's Home to Open in Zambia!

New Children's Home to Open in Zambia!

Posted on May 9th 2012

Our programme caring for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia has seen great growth in recent years - and we will soon open a new Children's Home in our 'Children's Village' in Mongu...

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Help Orphans and Vulnerable Kids!

Help Orphans and Vulnerable Kids!

Posted on May 9th 2012

Hope for Kids would like to help you to make a difference in the lives of some of the poorest kids around the world!

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Nyamu now has Hope at our School!

Nyamu now has Hope at our School!

Posted on April 25th 2012

Nyamu's family lives in desperate poverty. Their home is a small, temporary wooden house without electricity or water...

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Church Supports Kenya Medical Clinic

Church Supports Kenya Medical Clinic

Posted on April 18th 2012

Thanks to the help of Ridgeway Church in Chingford, Kids Alive Kenya has improved facilities at its medical clinic.

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Syrian Refugees Flee to Lebanon

Syrian Refugees Flee to Lebanon

Posted on April 14th 2012

Forced to flee from their hometown in Syria, Sayed, Sonia and Pierre and their parents made the perilous journey to Beirut in Lebanon.

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Christians in Sudan Left in Limbo

Christians in Sudan Left in Limbo

Posted on April 10th 2012

Easter Sunday, April 8, held the kind of finality of a death sentence for many Christians in Sudan...

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The Other Side of the Track

The Other Side of the Track

Posted on April 3rd 2012

You step across the railway track to get into the Misisi slum. And, when you cross the track, you enter a world of squalor and suffering.

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The New Horizons Centre

The New Horizons Centre

Posted by Hope For Kids on February 29th 2012

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A View of South Sudan

A View of South Sudan

Posted by Hope For Kids on January 16th 2012

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