To quench the thirst for education, at Streets of Hope, we have a local teacher (Mwalimu) who comes to Hope House twice a week to teach in Maths, Swahili & English and to help the children to catch up on the education that they have missed whilst on the street. The children love this time to learn and practice their reading and writing in a safe environment, with teaching that is adapted to each of their needs.
Our ultimate goal is to get each of these children back into education whether this is whilst living back home and going to school or attending a boarding school or college. So far we have successfully seen several children return to school and we will keep striving to provide opportunities for more street children in Musoma.
Help us provide these opportunities by donating to our education fund here.
At Streets of Hope we are working hard to get these children off of the street and give them the care and opportunities that they deserve.
The start of 2017 saw Hope House filled with more furniture and equipment as Jackson and Kerrie moved in fully to the house, giving up their previously rented property nearby. This means that Jackson will now be positioned full time at Hope house which logistically has made a huge difference to our work and ensures that Jackson is always on hand should the children need help outside of the day centre opening hours.
We now have a group of street boys who attend our day centre on a regular basis and have made themselves comfortable and at home. It is such a joy for us to see them relax and be able to forget about the stresses of life on the street.
Life at Streets of Hope is not always lazy though and the boys love to get involved and help out wherever they can! January has seen the construction of a new rubbish incinerator, some freshly painted walls and windows and the planting of a new flower bed to name just a few things that we have been up to! Check out our handy work below :)
The last few months have been full on busy at Streets of Hope as we have been welcoming street children into our newly named 'Hope House'.
We have been having fun playing games and getting to know lots of new faces. Check out a few of our pics below!
After several months of searching we are very happy to have finally found the perfect house to operate Streets of Hope from!
Now work begins to kit out the house with everything we need!
If you would like to help us by offering financial support to purchase furniture and equipment to get the premises up and running please head to our Donate page.
After a lot of hard work, set backs and frustration we are over joyed to announce that we are officially registered as a NGO of Tanzania!! :)