Helping kids

In helping children in need today:
– they can grow up to become productive members of society, and hopefully, they will one day return the favour by helping other children in need.
– we help one of the most vulnerable groups in society.

EOH has two projects to reach those goals:
1. Fundraising for a school and supplies in Sierra Leone
2. Sponsoring two children overseas

 


Education in Sierra Leone, Africa

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

The first goal of Eyes of Hope was to raise $8500 to build a school in Sierra Leone through Free the Children. The school will promote equal educational opportunities by maintaining an equal gender ratio of boys and girls. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

— Update June 2010 —

We have now all raised and donated enough money to build our school in Sierra Leone! A gigantic THANK YOU to all who made this possible! We will continue fundraising to buy school supplies.

About Free the Children

We have chosen to support Free the Children because of their record of success and they spend money efficiently.

Free the Children has built over 500 schools around the world. It has received the World’s Children’s Prize ( the Children’s Nobel Prize) for the Right of the Children, the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with Oprah’s Angel Network. It spends 91 cents out of every dollar donated on programs and only 9 cents on administrative costs.

Visit their site for more information.

 


Child Sponsorship

We are sponsoring Demidzundui and Rose through World Vision Canada on an ongoing basis. Sponsoring costs $35 a month per child and provides the children with nutritious food, clean water, shelter, healthcare, and an education.

Click on either child’s picture below to see updates from our kids on EOH’s facebook page.

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Demidzundui

Demidzundui is a 12-year-old boy who lives with his parents in the Arkhangai province of Mongolia. Through the latest progress report from World Vision, Demidundui is in good health and goes to school and is in the 5th grade. His favourite subject is Mongolian. His household chores involve cutting wood and carrying water. He loves to ride horses.

Rose

PhotobucketRose is a bright young girl who loves to attend school and her favourite subject is her local language. She lives in the slums of Bangalore in India with her parents and brother. She speaks Tamil at home and loves to play with toys. Her father is working as a daily wage labourer and her mother works as a household helper, but their income is not sufficient to provide for the family. Our sponsorship will help provide Rose with a future.

About World Vision Canada

World Vision Canada is Canada’s largest private relief and development agency. In 2008, 82 cents out of every dollar raised by World Vision is spent on programs.

We have chosen to sponsor children through World vision because World Vision provides us with regular updates from our sponsored children and their progress so we can be confident that we are making a difference.

Visit their site for more information.

 


How Can I Help?

Sign up and attend one of our events! Opportunities are posted on our home page when they become available.

We always welcome new members to join our committee to take charge of organizing new/existing events that will help children in need. Please e-mail eyesofhope[at]utoronto[dot]ca for more information.

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