To sponsor a child in Shanto, go to the FOVC Shanto Center of H.O.P.E. HopeChest community page. We currently have several children in need of a sponsor.
Our main partner, Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (FOVC), currently has 172 children in their H.O.P.E. sponsorship program. We are helping facilitate that program here in the U.S. by recruiting sponsors, keeping them connected to their children through ongoing Facebook and e-mail updates, and allowing sponsors to travel with us on our annual trips. The children attend FOVC’s Center’s of H.O.P.E. on a daily basis. Your sponsorship donation of $38 a month helps provide the following:
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Millions of children in Ethiopia do not attend school because extreme poverty. When children have access to quality education they are significantly more likely to become self-sustaining individuals. This program allows children to attend school, plus receive extra tutoring and support in the summer months giving them a year-round education.
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The children receive a hot, nutritious lunch at the Centers of H.O.P.E. where they come every day to receive support.
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The children are able to receive basic first aid and access to medical care when needed.
The love and support of the dedicated indigenous staff
Each of FOVC’s Centers of H.O.P.E. have an amazing support staff. Cooks prepare the daily meals and are usually widows from the community. Caretakers are on site to oversee the daily programs. Also, social workers work with the families, caregivers, and community to ensure that the children are being properly cared for.
What is a Center of H.O.P.E.?
H.O.P.E. stands for Helpings Orphans Prosper through Education. These centers meet the needs of orphaned children who have not been placed in orphanages. These orphaned children often live with extended family or with a foster family in the village.
Dale Center of H.O.P.E.
The Dale Center of H.O.P.E. is located in the village of Yirgalem. The children attend a local government school. Since the school is very large, the children only attend half-day classes. The other half of the day is spent at the Center of H.O.P.E. where they eat a hot, nutritious lunch, get help with homework, and get access to extra tutoring. Also, in the summer months when school is not in session, the children come to the Center of H.O.P.E. every day for lunch and continue their learning.
Shanto Center of H.O.P.E.
The Shanto Center of H.O.P.E. is located in the village of Shanto. Most of the Shanto sponsored children attend the Kamfourd School of Excellence. Therefore, we have partnered with the school to ensure that the children are receiving the highest educational opportunities possible. The school works in partnership with the Shanto Center of H.O.P.E. by serving lunch six days a week and allowing the FOVC staff to visit daily. It is staffed by dedicated and amazing teachers.
Is This a Christian Organization?
Partners With Ethiopia, Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, and Children’s HopeChest are faith-based initiatives, following the example and directive of Jesus to “care for the least of these,” “love orphans and widows in their distress,” and to see God’s “kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.” As we focus on serving and building lasting relationships, we use that as a platform to share God’s love and His desire for us to know and be known by Him. However, we realize that faith is a personal choice that each individual must make for themselves. Regardless of their faith, we serve all children and do not require any child to adhere to the Christian faith in order to receive our services. In the same way we encourage you to join us (regardless of your background) in the life-giving journey of loving and helping to care for others.