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Hope of Family organization is based in the southern province. This organization that targets low-income families, its primary goal is to promote parental involvement in their children education while improving family livelihood. Hope of Family is keen on the correlation between the family support and children’s primary school performance.
The motto of Hope of Family is the following: Direct, wrap-Around Assistance.
Direct: The support obtained goes straight to the individual families, does not get tied up in unnecessary bureaucracy. Wrap-Around Assistance: All aspects of the welfare of the beneficiary are considered through a collaborative team effort by service providers. It is community-based, it is rooted in the values and concerns of the person(s) being served, individualized to their needs, centered in family, and comprehensive. It is a distinct method of assistance because it focuses on connecting families, schools and community partners in effective, collaborative, problem-solving relationships. Success is evaluated regularly and over-time, to make sure that each aspect of aid is supported by data that it is working. If it isn't working, then that aspect is re-evaluated. For Hope of Family, wrap-around services are focused on the families that the organization is supporting. Through this wrap-around approach – Hope of Family is connecting relevant families, relevant individuals and local administration officials. Work with each of these families include: agricultural tools, agricultural training, entrepreneurial training, parental coaching with the importance of schooling, assistance when the children that are at school and cannot help with the work at home, costs of schooling and any educational support the student(s) need, housing repairs, access to clean water, help navigating the medical insurance and healthcare system, and involvement in a saving culture especially through the cooperative.
The idea of founding Hope of Family was initiated by Aimable Mpayimana and his wife Jeanne d’Arc Uwamahoro in 2016.Hope of Family idea with its cheap approach in the roll-out but with significant impact, has attracted different generous donors and volunteers that are committed to join hands with the founder to make an impact on socio-economic lives of Hope of Family beneficiaries.
Families that live decent life with appropriate and timely involvement in their children education.
Hope of Family makes DIRECT fund from generous donors to Hope of Family beneficiaries through onsite community volunteers. We believe in the principle that each community member has, regardless of education background and financial status, unique talents and capabilities that can contribute to the betterment of the society through Hope of Family organization
Hope of Family has 4 main objectives: Firstly, provide wrap-around support to children from family beneficiaries. Secondly, improve children’s basic education performance by involving more their parents. Thirdly, partnering with individuals, local administration, public and private organizations in the interest of Hope of Family beneficiaries. Lastly, support literacy skills among Hope of Family beneficiaries
The following are values that guide all the work of Hope of Family: transparency, accountability, time management, respect, and cooperation
Hope of Family works with local administration especially at the sector level. Selection criteria were developed and validated by Hope of Family staff. These are presented to the local administration that takes an overall responsibility of selecting families that should work with Hope of Family.
The baseline survey takes place and this gives a detailed and statistical information of how families that are going to be supported with Hope of Family live. After official notification from Hope of Family, families sign contract with Hope of Family staff and the most important point stipulated in the contract is that the support that parents will receive will be used to absolutely scale-up children’s education process.
Families are supported and coached for the timeline of two years. After two years, Hope of Family does not abandon them completely. The organization rather works hard to encourage families create a cooperative and come up with sustainable project that should be run at the cooperative level. Indicators of improved family’s socio-economic status and parental involvement in education should be met by each individual family.
Topics for the parental coaching module were organized in themes and there is a list of topics covered under each theme. Those themes are agriculture, hygiene and sanitation practices and basic knowledge on the use of communication tools to improve families’socio-economic status and children’s education.
Hope of Family counts on the local administration partnership in order to achieve its aspired targets. In each step of implementation, administration is consulted because the Hope of Family goal and mission are absolutely in line with Government of Rwanda’s robust ambition of boosting socio-economic of population.
Hope of Family intervenes in basic health and hygiene practices. The organization also supports families to raise agriculture production. Hope of Family also works with families to raise agriculture production. It also works with parents, children and teachers to create a more conducive school environment.