Our motto: One child, One Family, One Community.

GivHOPE is a Cameroonian Law nonprofit, lay and apolitical association that is regularly registered under the Declaration of Establishment no. 0000028 RDA/106/SAAJP/BAPP of January 12, 2017 even though it went operational on January 2015. The US IRS has also designated GivHOPE as a tax-exempt Private Non-Profit Organization under IRS Code Section 501 (c) which makes your donation to GivHOPE tax-deductible.

GivHOPE was founded to accompany the Government in its fight against social exclusion in general and street children phenomenon in Cameroon and the Central Africa sub Region in particular, including families at risk.

Social context and justification

Although a concise study has not been carried out to determine the number of children roaming the streets of the Central African sub-region, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, the two Congos, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea, the past years have witnessed the rising of different conflicts that have devastated and displaced millions of persons within the region, most hit these days being Cameroon (Far North, North, Adamawa, East, South West, North West). Due to the porous nature of borders separating these countries, persons caught up between these conflicts often flee for safety, shelter and livelihood in major cities of Cameroon. Besides conflicts, the issue of extreme poverty affecting families is also very present leaving parents with little control over their offsprings and sometimes even pushes them to send these children as beggars to fend for the family. They often come to the street with diverse backgrounds and problems (psychological and physical traumas and sometimes with chronic diseases). On the street, they become exposed to other dangers (drugs, sexual exploitation, violence, rape, banditry, crime). They do not have access to basic hygiene, proper habitation, food, education, medical care and social protection as per the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR of 1948). GivHOPE is a straight answer to this rampant and shameful phenomenon and believes “street live” issue must be addressed because these youths are already entangled with the judiciary system. We respond to the pitiful plight of street children with a multi-faceted approach: Mentoring/tutoring on one-on-one basis or group programs, support and care for their rehabilitation and reinsertion into their families and assist them to overcome their vulnerability through capacity building, formal education, health care and funds for income generating activities or vocational training for those do not want to carry out private activities. GivHOPE offers them a second chance and assists them to better transition to adulthood and transcend the past, hence also helps them to make positive changes in their lives through Bible teaching, preventive measures and urgent response mechanisms.

Our Objectives

GivHOPE aims to fight against social exclusion and the phenomenon of  “street live” in Cameroon and in the sub region, jointly with all goodwills, development partners and active key actors in order to stop the next generations from coming to the street.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Reduce the negative impact of poverty on children’s lives in general and street children (This term is generic, meaning teens and youths that live on the street) in particular;
  • Fight against stigmatization and ill-treatment of street children;
  • Encourage their return in family or their reinsertion in the society;
  • Reinforce ties and partnership among the different key actors on the social protection of children rights;
  • Make sure families at risk are cared for through capacity building and income generating activities under our financing;
  • Design strategic communication tools, mechanisms and channels to convey key messages and reach targeted audiences;
  • Ensure target groups (On voluntary basis) receive the Word, Jesus;
  • Carry out field visits and post evaluation study for impact sustainability.

Notre dévise: Un Enfant, Une Famille, Une Communauté.

La lutte contre le phénomène des enfants de la rue au-delà du contexte de prise en charge holistique, présente un certain nombre de défis en termes de prise en charge qu’elle soit psychologique ou psychosociale. Face à la recrudescence des conflits frontaliers dans la sous région, des centaines de milliers d’enfants écument les rues des grandes métropoles où ils sont visibles à tous les coins de rues, carrefours, feux rouges, stations d’essences, marchés, cimetières, et devantures de restaurants. Pieds nus, et vêtus de guenilles, ils font aujourd’hui partie du décor de nos grandes villes.

L’Association «GivHOPE» est née de la volonté d‘un groupe des Camerounais, partageant les mêmes valeurs, la même vision et œuvrant pour l’appui à l’encadrement et l’accompagnement des enfants, adolescents et jeunes de la rue au Cameroun. Notre souci est d’assister ces enfants  à retrouver l’amour qu’ils n’ont pas pu avoir au sein de leur cellule familiale, tout en encourageant leur retour en famille, ou à défaut,  les réinsérer dans le tissu social, y compris les familles à risque.  Son siège social est à Yaoundé 2, Quartier Tsinga. Sa légalisation a été renouvelée après modifications des Statuts le 12 janvier 2017  sous le no. 0000028/RDA/JO6/SAAJP/BAPP. Elle est également reconnue par le Code fiscal des États-unis d’Amérique comme exonérée et les dons déductibles des taxes.

Nos objectifs

Juguler le phénomène « enfants de la rue » au Cameroun et dans la sous région Afrique centrale en synergie avec toutes les bonnes volontés et les acteurs actifs dans l’encadrement et l’accompagnement de l’enfant vulnérable.

OBJECTIFS SPÉCIFIQUES

  1. Œuvrer à l’encadrement des enfants, adolescents et jeunes en situation de vulnérabilité dans la rue;
  2. Contribuer au renforcement des mécanismes d’accompagnement et de prise en charge holistique;
  3. Encourager leur retour en famille ou à défaut leur réinsertion sociale ou socio économique
  4. Développer une stratégie de communication pour atteindre nos cibles;
  5. Renforcer les capacités des familles à risque et fournir des fonds pour leurs activités génératrices de revenu;
  6. Susciter le partenariat et l’adhésion des bonnes volontés dans l’accompagnement des enfants
  7. Suivre et évaluer le projet pour un impact durable.

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