Where We And Our Partners Serve

Currently The Hope of Africa is working to improve the future of youth in East Africa & South Africa.

Projects

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Our partner, Siyabonga Milele, was started by a group of young Africans, working with their community, who identified 18 orphaned and vulnerable children and pooled their resources to rent property in which to house them.

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The Gap Year program focuses on students who have finished high school and are in transition. We disciple them in the areas of academics, leadership development, and spiritual development.

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Our partner, Baraka Preschool serves 82 children and their families, with a preschool, a community hall, training workshops, and livelihood strategies for the community.

Our partner, H.O.P.E. Amplified, is a hostel for 50 street boys from Kibera slum, which is the second largest slum in Africa. They provide educational assistance and discipleship, as well as leading local youth groups.

We mentor 72 orphaned youth to be leaders in their communities by offering leadership camps, service projects, life-skills training, tutoring, weekly Bible studies, career counseling and university assistance. This is the core of our ministry.

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AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is an opportunity for our students to learn leadership and impact their communities through partnership with local churches.

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Countries

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UGANDA

Population/Unreached

The total population of Uganda is 41,578,000, and it is over 2% unreached. That means over 1,000,000 Ugandans have never heard the gospel.

Poverty Rate

27% of Ugandans live in poverty. That means over 10 million Ugandans struggle just to find food.

Education Rates

Only 40+% of Ugandans finish Primary School, and only 8+% finish High School. 2+% go on to University which hugely improves their chances of employment.

Uganda’s history includes an 8-year reign by dictator Idi Amin in the 1970s which included economic decline and massive human rights violations.  It is estimated that as many as 300,000 Ugandans were murdered during his reign of terror.  Since his ousting in 1979, Uganda continued to have political unrest and human rights violations until 1986 when the current president took office.  Uganda is an incredibly beautiful country full of people living in desperate poverty.  Orphanages and slums are overflowing with children orphaned by the war. Despite the abject poverty, the people of Uganda are incredibly friendly and are quick to give you the shirt off their back.

Kenya

Population/Unreached

The total population of Kenya is 48,397,000, and it is over 11% unreached. That means over 5,500,000 Kenyans have never heard the gospel.

Poverty Rate

36% of Kenyans live in poverty. That means over 17 million Kenyans struggle just to find food.

Education Rates

40+% of Kenyans finish Primary School, and only 15+% finish High School. 3+% go on to higher education.

Kenya saw spectacular economic growth between 2002 and 2007, yet at the same time social inequalities also increased, with much of the economic benefits going to the already well-off.  Social conditions deteriorated for ordinary Kenyans, who started facing a growing wave of crime in urban areas.  Nairobi, a major international development city, is also home to the second largest slums in all of Africa (Kibera).

South Africa

Population/Unreached

The total population of South Africa is 55,336,000, and it is 1.7% unreached. That means 930,000 South Africans have never heard the gospel.

Poverty Rate

25% of South Africans live in poverty. That means over 13 million South Africans struggle just to find food.

Education Rates

90% of South Africans go to Primary School, but only 30% finish High School. 11% graduate from higher education.

 

South Africa is a nation with modern technologies, yet just 30 minutes down the road are rural villages with people living with no electricity or running water.  South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world (5.7 million) and the 4th highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world (18.1%–percent of the population living with HIV/AIDS).  The Nkomazi region on the eastern side of South Africa has been crippled by the flood of refugees from neighboring Mozambique and Swaziland (highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world).