Project Hope Worldwide
Co-founder of Project Hope Worldwide Kelley Compton says, "We are about redeeming the most defenseless and vulnerable children, giving them hope and opportunity to change their world." Compton says their work is rooted in their understanding of justice, the dignity and honor of every human being, and they started with orphans who are among the most vulnerable. There are about 150 million orphans in the world. Project Hope Worldwide cares for the needs of orphans by providing a safe home, food, clothing, water, and education. Project Hope Worldwide is currently providing for 64 orphans in Northern Uganda, they just began work in Juarez, Mexico and are expanding to Peru and Bangladesh this year. Nationals in each country partner with Project Hope Worldwide to identify orphans and care for them in a home that is staffed by widows.
The primary way that Project Hope Worldwide effects change in orphans lives is through child sponsorship. Their child sponsorship program provides food, clothing, access to medical care, education, and vocational training. Sponsors receive a packet with information about their child and they can also write to the child they are sponsoring. Sponsorship is $38 per month to cover all the needs of the child. Sponsors establish relationships with the children they sponsor, and many sponsors have traveled to visit their sponsored child. Individuals who would like to sponsor a child can choose the gender and country of the child and they can start the process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Hope Worldwide is having Kwero, their annual dinner and auction, on April 19th at Tulsa’s Mayo Hotel. Compton says that last year, their 3rd year for this event, tickets sold out in two weeks. Table sponsorships are available as well as individual tickets. For more information on Kwero, see Project Hope Worldwide’s website.