University St., Samir Masri bldg, 1st Floor,
Ansprechpartner: Wildeman, Jeremy
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
Project Hope is a non-profit volunteer organization, whose goal is to provide a participatory, educational space for war-affected children in the Near East. Project Hope first began working in Palestine in 2003. It was set up by a handful of Palestinians and internationals, many in their early- and mid-twenties, who had a plan to make a positive and constructive difference. They worked more than full-time and used their own meager resources to create something out of nothing. Project Hope is a grassroots initiative helping ordinary people to make a difference. In its work, it values everyone, what ever their creed, religion, sex, colour or class background. In Project Hope local Palestinians and internationals work together, both have the opportunity, to participate in its programs or partake in the administration of the organization and lead its programs.
Project Hope supports children denied access to basic services, that every child needs in order to develop into healthy and well-balanced individual. It provides educational and recreational activities, medical and humanitarian relief and practical training, that can empower them with hope and skills for the future. Palestine, a nation where the majority of the population is aged 18 or under and living in harsh conditions, making its work all the more important.
Through alternatives to violence it is improving both the physical and mental health of its participants. It provides a venue for them, to express themselves positively, release frustration, develop skills, engage in dialogue and build hope for the future. Its programs include educational, recreational and special activities: Project Hope provides English and French classes, its penpal program is a great way for people, to improve upon their written language skills. Art classes are a useful medium to provide relief from mental anguish and to aid the healing process. Art is also a great venue to allow people to express positive and negative feelings, however intense, in a positive and constructive manner. Its special activities are focused on women an health. The goal is to improve the situation for women, through local empowerment and relief from the Intifada. There are many problems with the access to health care in Palestine. There are not adequate facilities, medicines, ambulance, materials or personnel. Project Hope will try to improve the medical situation.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, procure expert information, give an expert opinion and establish new contacts in the field of our work.