November 2019 Calendar of HOPE…

Paying school fees for orphans continues to be one of the main areas of concern for Project HOPE. Ensuring a vulnerable child has access to education is a foundational approach to helping that individual become self-sustaining. It is a long term goal but with school fees paid, a uniform and shoes along with books, an orphan has a door open to unlimited possibilities.

Project HOPE has been supporting orphans in Zambia, like this young boy, since 2001. While the sheer number of children served over the years is significant, what is more important is the growing population of doctors, nurses, teachers and community business leaders who are now graduating college/university and returning to their villages to build sustainable communities. These same qualified and professional individuals were once vulnerable orphans. They were given hope through this program of support.

Like our young friend from Kasama in this month’s Calendar of HOPE image, his future is bright as he has access to education through funding from Project HOPE. Where will he be in another twelve years? The possibilities are endless but one thing is certain. Another orphan has a future with opportunity to become self-sustaining. Why not give an orphan HOPE and donate today? For just $50 you can open the door to education for a vulnerable child.

The Nile crocodile is native to freshwater habitats in Africa, where it is present in 26 countries. On average, the adult male Nile crocodile is between 3.5 and 5 metres in length and weighs 225 to 750 kilograms. However, specimens exceeding 6.1 metres in length and weighing up to 1,090 kilograms have been recorded. It is the largest freshwater predator in Africa, and may be considered the second-largest extant reptile and in the world. They have thick, scaly, heavily armored skin. This crocodile was photographed in a small lagoon pond in the South Luangwa National Park, partially hidden in the floral.

October 2019 Calendar of HOPE…

Our October 2019 Calendar of HOPE photograph features a very young orphan. The image of this small girl was taken as she hung around outside a school, too young to attend but with nowhere else to go, this little one knows that education is her only chance for any kind of positive future.

Older kids were looking after her, keeping her safe, but with food and other basic resources scarce, her day to day needs are never met. We hope to see her be able to attend school in a couple of years. We hope that she makes it that far.

Such is life in the village for every orphan but for the very tiny, the risk is so much greater. With no adult supervision and no real home, every day is insurmountable. With your help, we can, one by one, undertake for the most vulnerable children like the little girl in the image. Please consider making a gift today to help us bring hope into lives that are desperate.

Antelope, like the one in this month’s calendar photograph, are majestic with amazing horns. This picture was taken in the South Luangwa National Park. The puku is a medium-sized antelope found in wet grasslands in southern Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. Nearly one-third of all puku are found in protected areas, zoos, and national parks due to their diminishing habitat.

2019 Breakfast a Terrific Morning in Aylmer!

All the ingredients combined to make for another fantastic breakfast event in Aylmer, Ontario on September 7, 2019. Enthusiastic guests, delicious buffet, competitive silent auction and the opportunity to share news from the frontline of Project HOPE’s work made for a significant and profitable day. The gathering at St. Paul’s United Church was facilitated by the kindness of the church, volunteers and many community supporters.

Neogen – Canadian Operations was the sponsor of the event and Elgin Life newspaper provided incredible coverage featuring Project HOPE. When asked about the impact of the day Christopher Graves, Executive Director of Project HOPE shared “it was amazing to greet so many people and see the response to our work in Africa. The generous participation in every aspect of the event was overwhelming”.

The Share’N Care team at the church catered the buffet while community businesses like Cy’s Bowling, donated packages for the silent auction. Guests were also challenged to support Project HOPE through donating warm blankets and school packages. People readily gave to answer many needs for vulnerable people.

Check out the special coverage provided by Elgin Life at: https://elginlife.ca/current-issue