Ten years ago, on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, East Africa’s largest city, a few hopeful young leaders built House of Blue Hope (HBH). Soon thereafter, HBH’s doors were opened to a small group of vulnerable teenage boys. Those boys are now young men with great educations, valuable skills and knowledge, and hope! Your support sustains a long-term commitment to the well-being of vulnerable children in Tanzania, and this year – with your support – we can help more children than ever! Please help us make this happen.
Those boys who arrived in 2007 recently attended a workshop at the house as part of our ongoing support as they transition to lives of self-sufficiency. HBH provides job search and resume assistance, sliding scale tuition, housing support, and training for social, financial, and career navigation. Many of these young men are working, attending university, or both. Today, the house they once called home is at full capacity with boys aged 6 to 17. The children are excelling academically and socially, and are on a path to success thanks to the support of friends like you!
This spring, we opened the doors of our new house for girls, and it is now the new home for Irene (age 7) and Domina (age 6). They joined the House of Blue Hope family in March, and our new social worker is helping them adjust as they settle in and prepare to enter Gonzaga Primary School. They are from a region with a high-rate of gender-based violence, and where females have few opportunities for education or employment. House of Blue Hope is committed to securing a bright future for these girls by providing a safe home, an outstanding education, and the support, care, and respect they need and deserve. We are excited to see the new house fill up as we extend our support and resources to more children.
This work is possible because caring people like you have supported us for ten years! Your donation to the House of Blue Hope’s 10th Anniversary Campaign’s goal of $30,000 will allow us to add ten new girls to the house and support them as the charity works hard to break the cycle of poverty.