Point Hope Ghana's
12 Foundational Pillars of Hope
We, at Point Hope, believe there is no singular or universal solution to the problems found in developing nations such as Ghana. Solutions are found and goals are achieved by treating each child, family and community as unique cases, ensuring each person has access to basic human needs while providing the skills and education that will improve not only that one individual's life, but that of generations to come. Our integrated, holistic model has 12 foundational pillars that work together to restore hope, find purpose, and save lives. We begin by ensuring children and their families have access to basic human needs (water, food, shelter, etc.), and continue with the goal of developing self-sustaining individuals through education, trade development, and other key programs.
#1 - living water
Delivering fresh, clean and safe water to 22,000 people in Buduburam through a system engineered and currently managed through Point Hope. Provided access to water for over 100,000 more in villages along the 25 kms of pipeline running from the water company's storage tanks to Buduburam.
#4 - nutrition education
Teach an average of 30 new mothers about infant and young child nutrition through counseling and cooking demonstrations. Counsel adults on nutrition related diseases. Deliver optimal nutrition for school-aged children to enhance their education.
#7 - special needs & disabilities
Offer facilities for dozens of children with special needs to have equal access to basic education. Provide health nutrition and general welfare for over 36 children with special needs to stay in school. Make available opportunities for all students to have access to higher education or training in a sustainable skill.
#10 - entrepreneurship
Aid and guide 12 persons quarterly to start their own businesses. Provide microloans and other necessary assistance to ensure success and self-reliance of each small-business owner. Confirm households have the opportunity to undertake economic activities that will improve on their overall welfare.
#2 - nutrition
Feed roughly 200 children and vulnerable adults twice daily at local nutrition sites within 3 different Regions of Ghana which include 2 refugee camps, villages and local communities. Motivate families to grow their own produce. Successfully rehabilitate about 15 children and elderly monthly.
#5-early childhood education
Provide 110 children, ages one - five, the opportunity to receive an education in a safe environment which receiving two well-balanced meals a day; simultaneously, encourage mothers to participate in various income generating activities.
#8 - Higher education
Guarantee annual enrollment of at least five needy, but brilliant students, to continue their education by providing financial support. Continuously monitor and counsel 120 sponsored children to excel in their designated course of study and encourage all graduates to give back to Point Hope.
#11 - Health and Welfare
Provide healthcare and general welfare assistance to families, woman and children who struggle with everyday existence; each of these individuals are in situations where the money to access healthcare is non-existent. Receive access to healthcare, enroll insurance plan, have medicine to take--to say they are saved from suffering and death is no exaggeration.
#3 - agriculture
Teach sustainable, organic farming (composting, mulching, natural herbicides and rainwater harvesting). Work with malnourished households each moth on which food crops to grow to provide the highest amount of nutrients, enhancing consumption of balanced meals.
#6 - basic education
Sponsor approximately 250 kids covering all fees (tuition, uniforms, books, feeding, room & board, etc.) from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Assist with the renovation and upkeep as well as providing supplies as needed for several communities and their schools.
#9 - skills Training
Ensure a variety of skill trainings opportunities are available for a minimum of 20 students each month, allowing them to acquire a sustainable skill set. Certify those nearing graduation have appropriate tools, marketing skills, and basic business fundamentals in order to start and maintain sustainable businesses.
#12 - Point Hope Village
Build and expand a "village" where those with no home can belong and live in community with others; one where people are self-reliant, providing resources and services to the village and surrounding communities. Raising up people of compassion and influence; creating a nurturing and positive environment of change for those who are vulnerable due to age, health, or other issues beyond their control.