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Posts Tagged "Star of Hope"

School is out – Haiti

School is out – Haiti

The school year 2015-2016 has just finished in Haiti. Millions of school kids are on their well deserved break. They will be back in their classrooms in September. The education system in Haiti is developing but to slow. Primary school enrollment is about 75%, up a bit from earlier years but still to low. An average Haitian over 25 years…

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Success stories from the Philippines

Success stories from the Philippines

This entry is the last in the series this week about Star of Hope and their work in The Philippines. Thanks to Gani and his family in Manila for being perfect hosts since my first visit in 1997. I hope to be back in the near future in Philippines. For now when concentrate on Star of Hope Philippines work. Over…

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Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

After the success start with the school in Taytay in 1987, Star of Hope followed up with the start of a preschool in Crame in 1990. The small but nice and roomy preschool is popular with the kids and their parents in this poor neighborhood.  The preschool has around 80 children studying for the primary school, and this kids fight…

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Star of Hope school Infanta – picture special

Star of Hope school Infanta – picture special

I will continue with several entries about Philippines this week. In end 2004 Infanta in Quezon province in the Philippines was hit by a terrible cyclone. That lead to a major mudslide that buried houses and killed 2,000 people. Star of Hope responded in several ways. Immediately there were disaster reliefs. Second, Star of Hope built housing for about 100…

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Li Hu – ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina

Li Hu – ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina

Li Hu – Ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina   En story från arkivet. Den gjordes redan i oktober 2000 i samarbete med svenska biståndsorganisationen Star of Hope. FOR ENGLISH, Please let me know. Li Hu, 12 år gammal, är ett av de en miljon barn som bor på barnhem i Kina. Hon bor på en av Asiens största…

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The education system in Haiti

The education system in Haiti

Last week the school year in Haiti started one month delayed. Hopefully the children will learn a lot for the future to raise the country out of poverty. Beginning in 1948, the international community recognized education as a fundamental human right, through Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first Haitian constitution of 1801 stated that the…

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Haiti Fasion Week

Haiti Fasion Week

PHOTO: AP Recently it was time for the second “Haiti Fashion Week” in the capital Port-au-Prince since November. Haiti’s long been renowned for its brightly colored paintings, metalwork handicrafts and wide-ranging styles of music while its fashion industry has lagged somewhat behind. This is in large part because Haitian fashion consists mainly of clothes exported from Florida, otherwise known as…

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Haiti’s children are starving

Haiti’s children are starving

I have spent totally 20 months in Haiti since 2005. It’s the poorest country in the western hemisphere. You can see, feel and smell the poverty wherever you go. The hardships are enormous for the people and the hunger among the citizens is growing. The hair on broomstick-thin children has turned patchy and more orange, their stomachs have ballooned to…

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Star of Hope’s director awarded

Star of Hope’s director awarded

Ealier today Star of Hope’s Director Lennart Eriksson, received Romania’s highest civilian honor, “Star of Romania”. The award ceremony took place at the Romanian Embassy in the presence of the Romanian ambassador and the presidential adviser, and Star of Hope was awarded for the organization’s more than 20 years of successful work with children with disabilities. Following a decision by…

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Jimba

Jimba

Jimba village is located off the A109 Road between Mombasa and Nairobi. It takes a good half hour to get there from Mombasa. When I visited Jimba in 2009 it had not rained for at least three years in the area. The soil was very dry and it was difficult to groove anything. The people in Jimba had to walk…

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Juma in Mikindani, Kenya

Juma in Mikindani, Kenya

The Mikindani suburb outside Kenyan coastal town Mombasa has experienced a growth in population due to the industrialization in the area. Unfortunately many of the newcomers end up in the slum areas. One family that came to Mikindani a few years ago is Nzingo Maria and her three children. She came here in hope for a better future after her…

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Amanda

Amanda

The picture of Amanda below I took back in 2008 in the northern province Bolgatanga of Ghana in West Africa. I was there with the Swedish NGO Star of Hope to take pictures and do stories about their work. They have done a great deal of work in different parts of Ghana. Mainly they support poor children on the countryside…

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Haiti slammed by Hurricane Sandy

Haiti slammed by Hurricane Sandy

Yet again the poorest country in the Americas, Haiti, is hit by a natural disaster. Yesterday hurricane Sandy slammed Haiti with full force. At least a dozen people were killed. Houses were destroyed; livestock and plantations were washed away in flash floods. Several projects supported by development organization Star of Hope (one of my clients) were also affected. Thousands of…

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