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Volunteers Needed

The HOPE Team - Wednesday, March 16, 2016
HOPE: Global is an NGO which focuses on restoring and rebuilding educational systems that have been devastated by genocide or extreme poverty. We run strategic training programs that address the greatest issues affecting teachers, schools and other NGO's within these educational systems across  read more..

Youth Ambassadors ready for Cambodia

The HOPE Team - Monday, December 14, 2015
Our five Youth Ambassadors are just 4 weeks away from embarking on the journey of a lifetime. This dedicated group of young people have been working tirelessly over the last 5 months to prepare for a trip to Cambodia that will not only impact the lives of those they will be working with, but the read more..

Hope Global - The Next 10 Years

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, November 17, 2015
THE FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL The time has come. Over the weekend, HOPE: Global re-launched into the future as we gathered together with volunteers from over the years. The first 10 years have been nothing short of miraculous. Now...we are poised for even greater days and great impact ahead. We read more..

My trip to Cambodia

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Natalie joined our Cambodia education team on their trip in June and July this year. She was an incredible asset to the team providing her skills of business management, IT training and quality presentation material to the teachers at Salamom School and A Heart For Wisdom Conference.  read more..

Mentoring to Reach the Goal

The HOPE Team - Monday, July 06, 2015
"Day 3 and 4 at Sala Mom School has stepped up the preparation for the teachers to be ready for presenting their own teaching conference in September. The team is involved in covering some of the K-12 classes to enable the five designated conference presenters to be mentored and encouraged to pr read more..

Cambodia Photos

The HOPE Team - Friday, July 03, 2015
These wonderful photos were taken by our volunteer photographer, Shenai Marks. She has done a fantastic job in capturing the heart of our Hope Education Team and the great work they are doing in Cambodia. Well done Shenai! These beautiful photos are a testament to your love and talent. We apprec read more..

Friendships Renewed

The HOPE Team - Thursday, July 02, 2015
"A Tuk Tuk weaves it's way through a maze of swarming motorbikes, cars and vendors in the early morning traffic and takes us to Sala Mom Christian School, where the school day starts at 7:45am. 400 students from 4 to 18 years old line up and sing worship songs. For me, this is the first time bac read more..

First Days in Cambodia

The HOPE Team - Monday, June 29, 2015
DAY 1 "We've arrived safe and sound in Phnom Penh and have hit the ground running. After a good sleep and a decent breakfast, we headed out by Tuk Tuk to Toul Sleng Museum (S21). It was important for the team to gain an understanding of Cambodia's history so as to bring perspective as we rel read more..


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..

I'm not a teacher, I'm a banker!

The HOPE Team - Thursday, November 27, 2014
Lynda has been an incredible asset to our Hope: Education teams for many years, and today she shares with us her story. Her story of Hope: Global and the importance of supporting our Education programs. "In 2006, my dear friend Wendy embarked on a trip to Rwanda with Hope: Global. When she  read more..

Final Reflections

The HOPE Team - Monday, September 29, 2014
HOPE: Education Cambodia Final Reflections - Teacher Conference Shez - Volunteer "As a team our vision for the Teacher Conference is to see the Khmer teachers begin to have more confidence in their own teaching and share their knowledge and understanding with each other. In Khmer cul read more..

A Greater Hope

The HOPE Team - Thursday, September 25, 2014
HOPE: Education Cambodia Written by Amanda & Lynda "A Greater Hope Orphanage and A Heart of Wisdom School are located in Takeo Province in Cambodia about 90 minutes from Phnom Penh. Both are ministries of Calvary Chapel Fallbrook (CCF) NGO and are operated through CCF NGO on the grou read more..

She Rescue

The HOPE Team - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
HOPE: Education Cambodia Written by Anna - Team Leader "My heart echoes with the poignant reminder of how education releases an individual, family and then village from poverty. Today we visited one of our partner organisations; SHE Rescue Homes. Our host Dave passionately shared read more..

Cambodia's History

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, September 23, 2014
HOPE: Education Cambodia Written by Ivan - volunteer Above: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Cambodia "A visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum today with our intrepid leader Anna provided a useful and sobering insight into Cambodia...a useful and dark example of absolute power cor read more..

2015 Calendar

The HOPE Team - Wednesday, September 03, 2014
2015 Hope Global Calendar Available Now! Stunning photos from the countries and projects HOPE: Global works with. By purchasing this calendar, you are helping us to continue transforming lives and communities in these nations. Great idea for Christmas presents. Calendar r read more..


The HOPE Team - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE - MY FIRST CITY2SURF Guest post by Amanda Hutchins - Cambodia Education Team Above: Amanda & Anna at the City2Surf "On Sunday 10th August, I walked my first City2Surf event, fundraising for the Hope Global Cambodia Education Project for read more..

Making a Change!

The HOPE Team - Thursday, October 03, 2013
What we are Doing here is Making a Change! "It was exciting and inspirational to see one of the Khmer teachers presenting to her peers today in Science. Canada shared how what she had learnt at our conferences had impacted and changed her teaching. How the resources she had made had helped h read more..

Asia's Hope

The HOPE Team - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Our day at Asia's Hope After visting Asia's Hope Battambong in 2012, Hope Cambodia team enjoyed some time with the orphans at Prek Eng campus. Being a public holiday, the school wasn't open as hoped so we got to know the children and houseparents. Painting, singing, skipping and outdoor game read more..


The HOPE Team - Thursday, September 26, 2013
Reflections on S21 a Second Time Around On Sunday afternoon, the team visited S21, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. The reason for visiting S21 is that it gives new members of the team a little bit of understanding of what the Khmer people suffered under the regime of Pol Pot in 197 read more..

SHE Matters

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Cambodia HOPE: Education Team Update Today we visited SHE rescue, an after care facility that rehabilitates girls that have been rescued from sex trafficking in Cambodia. It is a partnership that the team have nurtured and fostered over the years. We are always blessed when we visit SHE. I w read more..

Cambodia, my hopes and dreams

The HOPE Team - Thursday, August 29, 2013
How exciting that Hope Global will be partnering with schools and NGO’s for the 6th time. We have matured in our relationship with our partners. I have hopes that this year more teachers and NGO workers will network, exchange numbers and learn to lean into the creativity and resources of t read more..

End of Financial Year Appeal

The HOPE Team - Friday, May 31, 2013
At HOPE: Global, plans are getting bigger, our reach is growing and a significant impact is being had in nations around the world. It's been an incredible year already, and we are looking forward to what is yet to come. Upcoming plans include: 7 more volunteer teams visi read more..

12 Days of Hope - Day 4

The HOPE Team - Thursday, December 06, 2012
DAY 4 - TEACHER TRAINING IN CAMBODIA TARGET - Train 10 Teachers ($45 per teacher) Our HOPE: Education (http://www.hope-global.org/Current%20Projects/Education/hope-education) program exists to strengthen education organisations through training. The mission is t read more..

November Updates

The HOPE Team - Monday, November 05, 2012
Can you believe there's only 2 months left of 2012?! It's been a wonderful year at HOPE: Global but it's not over yet! Read on to find out what's coming up. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT This Thursday November 8th is our Volunteer Information Night. If you've ever wanted to join a HOPE: Gl read more..

HOPE: Global October Update + 2013 Volunteer Dates!

The HOPE Team - Friday, October 12, 2012
HOPE: Education Cambodia 2012 Our incredible HOPE: Education team have recently returned from 2 weeks in Cambodia, where they ran two conferences focusing on quality teaching, ICT, project management and community health, as well as a 2 day leadership seminar. Not only this, bu read more..

Battambang Boot Scooting Baby!

The HOPE Team - Thursday, October 04, 2012
Asia's Hope - Day One Asia's Hope Cambodia is an organisation providing homes, education, love and joy in abundance for over 200 orphans in Battambang and another 100 orphans in Phnom Penh. Pastor Savorn, the National Director for Asia's Hope, travelled with us early on Sunday morning from P read more..

Hope In The Face Of Adversity

The HOPE Team - Friday, September 28, 2012
HOPE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY Written by Cathy Reynolds Today has been remarkable (Thursday was our day off). Our first visit today was to "SHE Rescue", an Australian NGO, that is an aftercare facility that works in the healing of girls who have been rescued from the sex trade. T read more..

Conference One Ends in Celebration

The HOPE Team - Thursday, September 27, 2012
Conference One Ends In Celebration Written by Emilie Lavergne As we are closing the third and last day of conference, I'm amazed at how fast it went. Three days of teaching, of learning, of sharing, of bonding, of making new friendships. A real sense of partnership and family has ta read more..

Free To Be Myself

The HOPE Team - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Free to be myself... By Julie Lachapelle It's 6:30am, early in the morning, it feels like the whole city is awake already. Cars, scooters, bikes, tuk-tuks, everybody is going somewhere. Everybody is in their own world. Life is slow. Life is simple. It's day 2 of conference. As we ar read more..

Change in Cambodia

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Times Are A Changing In Cambodia By Deanne Dwight & Amanda Hutchins Hope Education Cambodia Team Today was day one of Conference One at Salamon School in Phnom Penh. After a very early pick up, the team headed over to the school, full of excitement, nerves and anticipati read more..

Hope Education Cambodia Team - First Update

The HOPE Team - Monday, September 24, 2012
24 Hours of Bags, History and Culture By Amanda Hutchins & Deanne Dwight Worship is a universal language - it crosses cultural boundaries; you do not have to speak the same language to worship God together. We started our day with prayer with the Good News of Jesus Christ read more..

Global Walkers Walking For HOPE

The HOPE Team - Tuesday, March 27, 2012
On March 31st HOPE: Global is holding our annual Walk of HOPE! We walk 18km to represent the distance many children walk to school in developing countries and raise funds for quality education in Rwanda, Cambodia, Uganda, Kenya and India. Whilst many join us on a  read more..

You will not want to miss out:

The HOPE Team - Friday, January 20, 2012
…on our annual Walk of Hope 2012!!! The Walk of Hope is organzied to raise awareness and funds for education training that will impact tens of thousands of local teachers in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Cambodia. We will walk 18 kms, from Inaburra School in Bangor to Cronulla Beach in the Su read more..

Urgently Needed:

The HOPE Team - Friday, January 20, 2012
We are still in need of volunteers for our Education Trips this year. We are welcoming volunteers in all areas, but especially: Teachers – Early Childhood for Rwanda Opthamologists for Kenya Speech Therapists for Kenya * students in the final year of studies in relevant fields  read more..

HOPE goes Global

The HOPE Team - Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Check out exciting news in this video about HOPE! You can see this video and more on our VIMEO (http://vimeo.com/hopeglobal/videos) page.  read more..