Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

First India Sponsorship Program Students at Top of Class

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Uttar Pradesh, India — Uvais and Abuzer were the first children enrolled in our school sponsorship program eight years ago. Now they are bright young men full of promise and hope to enter fifth and sixth grade. They are top of their class and work hard in school. The youngest in a family of 14 kids, these boys and their family know the difference it will make for everyone if they finish twelfth grade and enroll in college.  


Upgraded Water Pumps Impact Over 1,000

Monday, April 30, 2012

Chipako, Zambia — Last month, a new water project was initiated to address some of the water needs in this village and the surrounding areas. One project included upgrading water pumps in three high-use areas.  


Bus Services to Generate Income for School and Teachers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nairobi, Kenya — March 6 was a special day for two Bright Hope partners – Outreach Community Church in Mathare Valley, Kenya, and Hope Church from Springfield, Illinois. 


Children Praise School Feeding Program

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pignon, Haiti — Colladere is one of the locations in which Bright Hope runs a school feeding program. Marc-Rose Bolivar is a student at the Colladere School, and she recently told us about her experience with the feeding program.   


Education Plan Launched for Mbabala

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mbabala Island, Zambia — Bright Hope and Samfya Community of Care Providers are teaming up with the local churches and community in Mbabala for the next four to five years to address education needs.   


Students Working Hard for a Better Future

Monday, April 02, 2012

Northern India — Even though they live at the poverty line, young students and their families in the Hope for Artisans school sponsorship program are full of Hope for Today, Tomorrow, and Eternity. 


New Curriculum Developed for Samfya Bible School

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Samfya Bible School is in the process of re-developing its curriculum. The new structure will allow the classes to be presented within the context of the rural church and community. 


Loans to Change Deforestation on Mbabala Island

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mbabala Island, Zambia — Zambia is one of the highest rated countries for deforestation, in fact, it is ranked in the top five. Why? 


Former Vulnerable Student on the Road to Success

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Daniel was once a vulnerable student. He became supported by the Samfya Community of Care Providers (SCCP) and graduated high school. After graduation, he received a job as a cashier. In 2010, Daniel received support to take a class by correspondence from the University of Kwazulu-Natal for two years. He has completed one year and is now into his second. His major is Community Based Social Work with Children and Youth.  


Ongoing Programs Training Providing Brighter Futures

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Uttar Pradesh, India — A candle-making and food preservation training was held through Christian Fellowship to provide skills to 26 students. Additionally, there were 32 women, mostly from impoverished areas, who completed a sewing training class. 


Refugee Children Receive Parental Support

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nairobi, Kenya — To further support the children in the scholarship program in their studies, a meeting was held with the parents and guardians of the students to coach them in their role concerning their education. The parents were encouraged to provide their children with moral support and to make sure their children attend school regularly.   


Beracah Widow Becomes Self-Sustainable

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beracah, Zambia — Ruthy, a widow trying to support her 8 kids (1 with Down's Syndrome), was added to the Beracah program in 2009 to support the kids' education and provide job training. She was given a $30 loan for a kitchen garden to grow tomatoes, collard greens and Chinese cabbage. The loan was repaid and she earned another for $60 for chicken rearing. She used some of the money to buy inputs from a co-op for maize farming, as well as hiring someone to dig a well on her property for clean water.