Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby Dump, Papua New Guinea. Many children live here with their families, protected only be makeshift shelters built from materials scavenged off the dump.
We feed, educate, shelter and protect these children at St Peters Literacy School from Monday - Friday. They live in the compound, learning, playing with friends and receiving 3 meals a day. On weekends they return to their families. Before they attended this school, they lacked any kind of basic education such as reading and writing skills. Light of Hope offers them the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their families.
This is baby Hope in India. She was abandoned at birth, simply because she was a girl. In many third world countries, gender biase exists because males are the ones called upon to provide income and the ancient practice of paying dowries when females marry still occurs. This means that baby girls are often considered a liability to a family because they will cost them money with no hope of supporting the family. Light of Hope is dedicated to caring for these abandoned children. Hope is now in a loving environment where she receives shelter, food and everyday care, ensuring a better future.
The food shortage in Africa has been widely publicised and is still a huge problem today. According to statistics, 60% of the world’s chronically hungry people are female; 20% are children under the age of five. Light of Hope provides basic necessities like this truck full of food to care for children living in poverty. This is one month’s supply to feed and nourish the children living in the Bethlehem Community Centre.