Give them a chance to experience the love of God and become all they were meant to be
Bridge of Hope is designed to uplift entire communities.
As children’s lives are transformed in Bridge of Hope, they bring new aspirations and knowledge home with them, and their families benefit as a result. Even beyond this, Bridge of Hope does much to uplift the communities it serves.
Bridge of Hope staff members regularly visit with the parents of students to encourage, counsel and pray for them. The staff members also conduct monthly meetings for parents.
Bridge of Hope regularly provides students with practical gifts, and some of these gifts, like kitchenware items and bath soap, help the whole family.
The students themselves participate in projects to serve their communities, like during Community Day, when students help clean up their village. They also take part in awareness rallies that help educate their communities about societal concerns like tuberculosis, AIDS, illiteracy and child labor.
All of the ministries of Bridge of Hope are rooted in the compassion of God, who loves these people dearly and cares about every aspect of their lives.
In addition, we send 100 percent of your child sponsorship donations directly to the Bridge of Hope programs on the field without deducting anything for administrative costs.
Besides Bridge of Hope, there is none at home or school or even in the community where they live who would encourage them to excel in their studies or talents. They come from very poor backgrounds. No one is ready to help them. No one is willing to teach them. But these children are [dear] to us.
–Gandhali, a Bridge of Hope tutor
God is investing in the lives of children
God is investing in the lives of children through Bridge of Hope staff members. Beyond simply teaching the children, the staff members pray for the children, notice when they are sad or struggling, and help them.
As children experience the love of God through their teachers and as they hear about His love for them, they find the safety, encouragement and opportunity to become all God intends them to be.
- Get tutoring to help them not just pass but even excel in their studies.
- Learn cultural songs and dances.
- Are taught general information about the world.
- Have opportunities to socialize under the kind supervision and encouragement of their teachers.
The children in some centers also have the opportunity to take field trips to places like post offices, police stations, fire stations, airports, train stations and science exhibitions.