Hope Global Blog

Team Update from Rwanda

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Our Rwanda Hope: Education team has hit the ground running, with IT training, shopping and final conference preparation. One of our volunteers heading up the IT training, Steve McGrath said "it was encouraging to see the "light come on" for each one as we worked through the concepts of basi read more..

5 Interesting facts about KENYA

The HOPE Team - Thursday, June 11, 2015
Located in the East of Africa, the world’s second largest continent, Kenya is a country of vast duality. Although rich with wildlife and a diverse array of landscapes, communities and indigenous languages, Kenya is a developing country with over half the population living below the poverty read more..

WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL YOUNG

The HOPE Team - Friday, June 05, 2015
Have you ever watched a movie based in some seemingly far off neverland where the houses look prehistoric, the landscapes otherworldly and the people are communicating with words unfathomable to the current limits of your mind? Ever imagined what it would be like to speak another language, commu read more..

Fruits of Hope Appeal

The HOPE Team - Monday, June 01, 2015
(http://www.hope-global.org/support-fruits-of-hope-academy-in-rwanda) Did you know that since 2007, you have helped: Build an entire preschool and primary school, complete with library and computer room Provide quality education to around 400 students, with many thousands to come Cre read more..

5 Reasons to Volunteer Abroad

The HOPE Team - Friday, May 22, 2015
There are many reasons why volunteering provides invaluable benefits to both individuals and communities all around the world. Whether it be providing a child with their first pack of crayons, witnessing the joy of someone using a computer for the first time or helping to rebuild homes in a coun read more..

Rwanda Walk of Hope - One Year On

The HOPE Team - Sunday, April 26, 2015
RWANDA WALK OF HOPE - ONE YEAR ON Today marks one year since a group of volunteers from all over the world joined together with Rwandans to walk as one, to walk as a celebration of resilience, hope and life, a testament to the strength and determination of the Rwandan people. It was  read more..

Home Again

The HOPE Team - Friday, April 24, 2015
Above: Our Youth Ambassador team arrive in Rwanda, greeted by long time Hope Global friend Didas Just over a week ago, our incredible and first ever Youth Ambassador team arrived home from Rwanda. We asked them to share some thoughts around their experiences now that they've had some ti read more..

Rwanda you got under our skin

The HOPE Team - Monday, April 13, 2015
" When I first sat down to write my final blog, I found myself just staring at the page – unsure of what to say that would sum up just how incredible and life changing this experience has been. This trip has been absolutely amazing, it’s just beyond words how inspired I’ve beco read more..

We have been busy

The HOPE Team - Saturday, April 11, 2015
WE'VE BEEN BUSY! "After an amazing, yet exhausting day of holiday programs with the children at Fruits of Hope School, we were all excited for our rest day. Today was also the 21st anniversary of the genocide, so the entire country was at home and everything came to a stop for the day &ndas read more..

It took 3 days but we made it

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Our journey to Rwanda "On the flight to Kigali, we encountered a couple of setbacks to our plan – due to the late departure of our plane from Melbourne to Doha, we missed our flight to Kigali, so we had to spend 24 hours in Qatar. However, I was so excited about being able to explore  read more..