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The Forgotten Children of Africa

The greatest humanitarian need that we face on earth may be the future of our children especially in developing countries like those in Africa. It is critical that we intervene now and do so as forcefully as we can. In 2013 HOPE worldwide (HOPEww) will launch its exciting, new Early Childhood Development Program across its sites in Africa. Millions of African children under 5 years are failing to meet their full developmental potential because of preventable risks including poverty, malnutrition, and inadequate levels of intellectual stimulation. These problems contribute to a cycle of low educational attainment and poor health and poverty in later life. The Lancet declared that early childhood development (ECD) was “global challenge of the greatest urgency”.

How To Volunteer

Professionals with special skills such as doctors, nurses, social workers, management consultants, and public health specialists should contact Dr. Marc Aguirre and Dr. Mark Ottenweller (see contact us) to volunteer their services.

Early Childhood Development specialists are also needed to develop and implement this important new program across Africa over the next 1-2 years. Professional skills are desperately needed in Africa and volunteer experiences there are exciting and incredibly rewarding. Unfortunately there are no jobs available at this time.

General volunteers who wish to visit Africa with other groups of volunteers on shorter 1-2 week trips should watch this site for announcements about Hope Singles Corps and Hope Youth Corps opportunities in Africa in the future.

Thank you.