We visited the children’s hostel for two weeks in November 2015. The rainy season in South East India was exceptionally severe this year, causing waterlogged roads and overflowing rivers. Damage to roads and heavy rain interrupted the transport and delayed getting to and from places. THE CHILDREN: • Number of children staying at the hostel...
The number of children residing in the hostel are 35, as 7 young people aged 18 opted to attend college for vocational training and are staying either at their home or college accommodation. 2 other young people attending college are staying at the hostel.
Our team of volunteers walked 13 miles (half marathon) along the Dollis Valley Greenwalk on Saturday 25 October 2014 to raise over £23,950 for our new Volunteer Support Project for vulnerable young refugees. The project provides mentors for young people in education struggling to settle into the UK.
Currently there are 42 children living at the hostel, 34 of whom are of secondary school age. Our aim is to admit younger children when the potential for development and learning is much greater but we have not been able to recruit a female carer who would accept to live in such an inhospitable area, far away from any major town.
The event took place at Soho Theatre on Sunday 24 February and raised £3000 on the evening that will help Hope for the Young provide peer mentors, financial, educational and psychological support for disadvantaged children in India and vulnerable unaccompanied young refugees in the UK, giving them the chance to transform their lives. Omid means hope in Persian.
Our two volunteers are back, alive and very sore! The strong rains in Western Nepal left these two adventurers with little option but to embark on the bold trek on the other side of the Tibetan border in Ladakh, Northern India.