The primary goal of Hope of Family is to promote parental involvement in their children education while improving families’ socio-economic status. Families and Hope of Family staff agree on the contract terms to sign in order to effectively support their children and raise their school performance. Parents agree to visit their children on the weekly basis, provide more after-school time for their revision, respond sooner to teacher’s or any other school leader’ invitation to discuss about the child’s learning.
Hope of Family organization supports families that live in rural Rwanda, southern province. This organization targets low-income families identified alongside with the local administration for the timeline of two years: Hope of Family staff work tirelessly to encourage parents about the importance of school and why imperative for parents to maximize the aid opportunity in the interest of their successful children’s education. These families must have children who are primary school students. The neediest family that cannot afford basic necessities including mutual health insurance undergoes chronic poverty that affects their children and grandchildren. For example, a poor family that cannot afford mutual health insurance becomes more difficult for their children when they become sick; they can’t get better medical services and even if they can get them through the urgent support from outside, they won’t have a balanced diet at home. This situation affects negatively their school performance and students with poor performance especially at early grade have a little hope to get rid of poverty in the long run. Whereas students with good performance are, in the long run, able to get out of this family poverty to support themselves and their families. Hope of Family practically addresses this challenge through reasonable budget while discouraging heavy bureaucracies and involving local volunteers with different levels of expertise.