World Hope Canada’s annual dinner was held in two locations this year: Beulah Camp and Moncton Wesleyan Church. Both events had a tremendous attendance and we were able to raise over $19,000! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to plan these two events, who cooked, set-up, prayed and attended. It is because of you, that we exist!
Below are some photos of the events. We hope you enjoy and we’ll see you next spring in the same place!
Why should girls go to school? Girl child education is considered a waste of precious resources. Cultural biases dictate that it’s more important for boys to go to school, while girls need to be prepared for marriage. We would never ask a question like that in North America but in many rural African villages, it is a grim reality.
It is a fact that when a girl gets even a minimum grade 5 education, she and her family will do much better in life. According to Maritza Ascencios, from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), “Educating girls is a surefire way to raise economic productivity, lower infant and maternal mortality, improve nutritional status and health, reduce poverty, and wipe out HIV/AIDS and other diseases.”
World Hope Canada currently works with 190 communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) promoting community health education, improved agricultural practices and the importance of girl child education. To date, close to 80,000 people have received our training!
The children currently meet in a temporary building attached to Pastor Theo’s church. The need and dream is to build a proper school. The school currently offers classes from kindergarten to grade three. It is a blessings to be able to help meet the need for education in this mostly Muslim community. It is a tangible way to demonstrate the love of God by providing education and helping to meet this need.
The church and school are housed on a large piece of property that is government owned that has been designated as a school location. Now is the time for us to move ahead and build a proper school as a way to demonstrate our commitment to that community.
The need is for $11,000 to build a two room school house and furnish it with tables and chairs, chalk boards and chalk. Many of the children that currently attend the school, walk for miles carrying their own chair with them!
Pastor Theo loved the children and his ministry in Burkina Faso! Your gift in any amount today is a beautiful way to honour Pastor Theo and his family. You can help continue the work he has started and keep his vision alive!
World Hope Canada began in the year 2000, when Anne Medders and Georgina Hayes were visiting Odessa, Ukraine.
Happy 40th Birthday, Sergiy!
Anyone that has ever spent time with Kerry Allison would hardly believe that he turned 70 yesterday (July 29)! He can work harder than most anyone I know and he has poured himself into our ministry in Ukraine. He builds, he gardens, he practices English with the girls at Hope House, he budgets, he mentors . . . the list goes on and on.
Most recently, he has led the charge to get Hope House II completed and ready for 14 new girls to move into next month. This more than doubles our capacity.
You can honour Kerry’s dedication by sponsoring one of our girls for just $31 a month! Click here to sign up today and help wish Kerry a Happy Birthday!
Please visit our sponsorship page here, call 613-482-1499 or mail World Hope Canada, PO Box 982, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
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