To be a sign of HOPE to families especially children affected by HIV/AIDS to show that God does care and has not abandoned them.
“Learn to do right. See that justice is done—help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights and defend widows.” Isaiah 1:17-18
How can you support HOPE?
1) Prayer—Pray for our students, the Kenyan educational system and our project as we strive to help orphans pursue education.
2) Volunteer—Those living in Mombasa and our visitors can tutor students or facilitate workshops that teach various skill building, self-esteem building and educational assistance.
3) School Supplies—Donations of used or new revision books, story books, general school supplies, uniforms and shoes are welcome. We encourage foreign donors to consider financial contributions or contact coordinators about book choice and shipment.
4) Financial Donations—HOPE is entirely funded through individual donations.
- 1000ksh/$15USD for a solar lamp per family
- 2500Ksh/$25USD for news shoes/uniform
- 4050Ksh/$50USD for primary student per year
- 30,000Ksh/$300-$500USD for secondary or vocational student per year
Cash or Check donations in Kenya:
Write check to “HOPE Project—CBHC” or cash can be given to the coordinators via M-Pesa or directly and stamped receipts given.
Write a check from U.S.A.:
Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM)
MKLM PO Box 307 Maryknoll, NY 10545-0307
IMPORTANT- Specify in Memo: “Klueg Ministry Account—HOPE project”. Then email us the amount of money sent.
IMPORTANT—Indicate “Klueg Ministry Account—HOPE project” in the comments section.
History and Funding
The HOPE Project began in 1999 by Sr. Dolores Fortier during her work with CBHC (Community Based Health Care) and was previously named Maryknoll Fathers AIDS Orphans project. For over a decade, the project has been coordinated by Maryknoll Lay
The HOPE Project operates in ten parishes in Mombasa, KENYA and collaborates with over 500 volunteer health workers. These community volunteers identify children who are out of school or where the guardian/parent are struggling to keep the children in school. They bring them to the attention of the project and assist in the monitoring of the children after their acceptance into the project.
The project provides education assistance and addresses the child’s holistic needs. Support is provided through workshops, counseling and skills training. Based on the progress and personal aspirations of each student, placements are arranged in vocational training schools or secondary schools and primary schools. Students can be placed in catering, wiring, tailoring, carpentry , weldoing, salon, or mechanic training programs. When needed children are placed in special schools for the deaf and mentally or physically challenged. . The project has enabled over 1,700 orphans to attend school.
Contact HOPE Project
Location: St. Mary’s Church Community Center, Changamwe
Anita and Curtis Klueg, HOPE Coordinators
(Maryknoll Lay Missioners)
PO Box 84425 Mombasa, Kenya 80100
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
254-712302711 or 254-706882098
Florah Mwandoe, Social Worker
Why HOPE Project?
Education is the foundation to a thriving society. In Kenya, primary education is technically free. In reality, each family must be able to pay for a uniform, shoes, desk and afternoon tutoring which is much needed with over 90 students per class and one teacher. For our impoverished families, these costs are very difficult. Furthermore, secondary /vocational schools are not free and the ability to attend is beyond the means of many who face serious poverty and illness.
Most HOPE Project families subsist on $30-$100 USD per month. One year of primary school expenses for one student is $50 per year and the cost of educating a secondary/vocational student for a year is often between $300-$600 USD.
The HOPE project strives for a holistic approach when assisting students. HOPE students have weekly opportunities for free tutoring, a borrowing library, home and school visits by HOPE social worker, educational workshops/trips and professional counseling when needed.
The HOPE process:
The HOPE project follows a thoughtful methodology placing the decision making in the hands of Kenyans. HOPE partners with the Community Based Health Care (CBHC) clinics which are a ministry of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa. Student cases are first referred to the project through volunteer health workers in the community and/or the CBHC social worker.
Then a HOPE Project Coordinator and assistant accompany the social worker on a home visit to confirm that the family meets the project criteria. These cases are presented to the Board of Directors which is composed of Kenyan professionals in fields related to the HOPE project’s mission.
HOPE Selection Criteria:
• The student must have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.
• The current or deceased parent / guardian or student is or has been cared for by CBHC AIDS Project
• The remaining parent / guardian must be unable to finance the education of the child(ren).
• The parent / guardian must be a resident of Mombasa West/North.
• The school attended must be a day school recognized by the authorities and fee schedule within the range of municipal schools.
• The child must be under 18 years when admitted to HOPE Project.