Who are Hope365?
Based in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, Hope365 is an organisation that seeks to reach out to street kids and other vulnerable children in Ethiopia. Our aim is to help the children at their point of need, regardless of ethnicity, faith or culture, and support them 365 days a year. Our work is motivated by the radical life and teachings of Jesus.
What do we do?
We work with Ethiopians to develop long-term self-sustainable projects which will benefit not only individual children, but also the communities in which they live. Our primary concern is to improve the lives of street children, either by re-uniting them with their families, or by providing them with a long-term, loving home environment in which they can grow and fulfil their potential. We want the children to have their childhood back now and we will provide for their educational, psychological, and spiritual development. In time we aim to equip each child to be a productive member of their society as he or she matures towards adulthood.
At home we encourage the people of our Island to share a little of what we have (whether it's finance, possessions or time) and in return Hope365 will ensure everyone gets to see the difference the sharing has made to the lives of street kids in Ethiopia. We continually find that people are amazed at what can be achieved overseas, and social media provides a very cost-effective way of communicating that change.
There are three main ways people can get involved: