Helene Pieume: She has character, judgment, poise, fairness and above all integrity and compassion. World Bank Group Retiree after 24 years of service and now Founder, she coordinates with dedication and passion the overall activities of GivHOPE for the withdrawal, rehabilitation and reinsertion of street children and families in situation of vulnerability in Cameroon to help the Government curve some of its many social issues. Ambitious, hard working, advocate, fighter and fully committed to this humanitarian cause, her main goal is to make of GivHOPE a straight answer to the growing number of children already entangled with the judiciary system and faced with a lot of hazardous uncertainties such as sexual exploitation, rape, violence, drug addictions and psychological traumas in Cameroon and the Central Africa Sub Region on the one hand, help the Northwest and Southwest IDPs cope with their situations through in-kind donations, training on capacity building/empowerment and small grants for income generating activities and the Covid-19 affected vulnerable persons via sensitization campaigns and food bank on the other hand.

Convinced with a holistic, innovative and strategic approach, she strongly believes there’s a real need for a huge difference by networking and operating with multi-faceted programs: Mentoring/tutoring on one-on-one basis or group programs, multiform support and care for these different target groups and assist them to overcome their vulnerability through capacity building and grants for income generating activities, apprenticeship or vocational training for those who do not want to carry out private activities, effective and strict respect of human rights, prevention and emergency responses, our Motto being: One child, one family, one community because we believe no child should have the street for home and no one should go hungry during hard times.

Six years after the creation of GivHOPE that started with just the street children phenomenon, she now sees that over the years, GivHOPE has diversified its social vision by adding to the initial concern, four more pillars such as IDPs, school dropouts, at risk families and Covid-19 emergency response on its agenda. She enthusiastically looks forward to accomplishing even more and better because she wants to keep the momentum rolling as the local social context unfolds.

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