Hope Village Society
Hope Village Society is an Egyptian non-profit organisation founded in Cairo 1988. The organisation’s role is to care for children in difficult circumstances, orphans who have been abandoned and those deprived of family care, especially street children. HVS ensure that all children enjoy the right to a childhood in a safe, permanent and caring environment, free from poverty, violence and exploitation. Hope Village Society has supported the idea of working with children as they are the future’s generation, and deals with the most vulnerable of children, i.e. street children, through social upbringing and rehabilitation programs that produce good citizens (as a human resource) capable of participating in community changes.
The society’s mission is to: provide help to children in difficult circumstances socially and economically; advocate for the rights of all children that live in Egypt; provide care and shelter to children until they are able to provide for themselves; rehabilitate, integrate and train the children socially, psychologically, behaviourally and professionally; conduct scientific research on the street children phenomenon; provide technical help and training for other NGOs through a research and training department; provide small loans for the street children’s families; and integrate the children back to the community. HVS also has a mission to network and exchange experiences with other associations and organizations both inside and outside of Egypt.
HVS started with one centre for sheltering orphans and homeless children. It has developed its activities to serve street children through 16 centres spread across Greater Cairo. They are as follows:
o Four mobile units for outreach services.
o Four day care centres for street girls and boys and young mothers.
o Two short-term shelters for boys and girls who are to be reintegrated to their families.
o Six long-term shelters for boys, girls and young mothers who are unable to return home.
Hope Village Society believes in building and/or strengthening partnerships and alliances to achieve greater and long-lasting impact. Our understanding is also strongly influenced by our organisational values: participation, inclusivity, sustainability, innovation and accountability to all our stakeholders.
For further information please visit http://www.egyhopevillage.com/edefault.asp
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