The Hope Community
Written by Africizzlelicious
August 29, 2010
TEST We are a group of young people with a burning passion to make a difference in some of Africa’s most deprived communities.
The Hope Community has been a lifelong dream which was pushed into action in 2008. In June 2008 one of our members went to Zambia on a Research Mission for a book on the effects of HIV/AIDS on young girls from poor communities. This research required her to experience
life in a poor community, she therefore resided in a small compound
called Overspill in Ndola
Over spill is one of the poverty stricken, deprived communities where the majority of residents are children and young people under the age of 25.
The majority of these young people are orphans looking after their younger siblings and their own children too.
Some boys support themselves by collaecting expired and toxic food discarded by companies and shops, which they sell to unsuspecting people. Other
boys wonder the streets begging for money and food.
Girls as young as 13 have turned to prostitution, in order to buy food and clothing for themselves and their siblings. They hang around Bars,
Clubs and Colleges hoping to find a stranger who will give them a small
amount of money in exchange for sex.
We need to raise about £15000 in order to build a Community Centre which will include classrooms, dorms, toilets and bathrooms, a cafeteria, clinic and staff and guest accommodation. The proposed time to complete the
building is November 2011 so that the centre is open by january 2012
We also intend to build a primary school and a secondary school with a skills centre with
boarding facilities for 300 orphans and poor children. Then we can be
able to provide FREE life training skills to young adults and source
donations of equipment and educational material
All your help and support will be appreciated.
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