Mobile medical teams provide a lifeline for children in Yemen
SANA’A, Yemen, 16 October 2017 – “He is very weak and cannot even walk anymore. He’s lost so much weight.” Muhammad, 50, is desperate when he reaches the mobile medical team. He came on foot, carrying his feather-light son, Yahya, 4, in his arms. Muhammad has seen other children in his village die from malnutrition and he’s terrified the same fate awaits his son.
Hurricane Maria aftermath: Children's education on hold in Dominica
DOMINICA, 13 October, 2017 – Deltin Eugene, 16, stares at the chalkboard at the front of what used to be his classroom at the Goodwill Secondary School. The only words written there are “Friday 15 September 2017”. It was the last day he and more than 18,000 other students in Dominica went to school.
Rohingya refugee children: UNICEF emergency response in Bangladesh
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 28 September 2017 – Since August 25 2017, more than 429,000 Rohingya refugees, over 240,000 of them children, have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar into Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.
Agents of change: Children in Lesotho bring improved sanitation from classrooms to communities
QHOLAQHOE, Lesotho, 27 September 2017 – The road to Qholaqhoe High School, perched on an isolated mountaintop in northern Lesotho, is long and rocky. Here and there, a peach tree blossoms pink or white against the drought-parched yellow hills. Dotted between the aluminum-sided shacks and the round thatched-roof houses is the occasional backyard gravestone.
Haven of Hope, a non-profit organization, seeks to provide a Home for children who are at risk of abuse, neglect and abandonment. The Home presently has accommodation for 20 children under the age of seven. In time, we hope to erect another building where boys and girls can be housed separately. With the assistance of house parents, care-givers and counselors the child's holistic need would be catered for through the provision of sound physical, psychological and spiritual care.
Our intention is that the children will grow and develop in a loving environment, with a warm atmosphere that caters to the child's all round development.
Haven of Hope was officially opened and dedicated on Sunday 20th February, 2011.
Our vision is to indeed make this place a haven and a home. With a warm atmosphere that caters to the child's all round development, Haven of Hope will look, sound and feel like a family and a home to the children that live here.
At the Home, diversity will be embraced, and the uniqueness of each child will be loved and nurtured. Our children will be allowed to express themselves through music, sport, and the performing arts. Their educational needs will also be addressed.