H.O.P.E. Flashlights in 2015

HOPE runs a multitude of activities throughout the year in its three fields of action. These are some examples of our constant work.
25 January, Scholastics from De Nobili College invited 100 children for a Children’s Melawa. What children loved best, was the location: The gathering took place in the middle of the woods. Quite an adventure!
- H.O.P.E.’s staff went to a two-day staff exposure programme on 21 and 22 February. Institutions visited were Shramik Organisation in Kolhapur and Crusveer Vikas Kendra NGO in Masura. Both of them engage in the empowerment of women and children with a special focus on unorganised sectors of employees.
- H.O.P.E. Day was celebrated on 28 February on the theme “Spreading H.O.P.E.”. About 120 guests attended the occasion. Guests of Honour were the trustees of H.O.P.E..

- 21 to 30 April, H.O.P.E.’s annual Summer Camp for children took place. More than 100 children enjoyed a full week of games, sports, rallies, meditation, and of course relishing on delicious food and snacks. Definite highlight of the week however was a day at Manali Water Park – children simply enjoyed!

- 11 July, International Mothers’ Care Day was kept up at Suryauday Day Care Centre. Around 40 women migrant workers attended the session given by Sr. Sheila Barretto, SCC.
- 2 to 8 October, H.O.P.E. joined hands with nine schools of Pune for the Joy of Giving Week. Results of the joint effort to collect donations: provisions, gifts, snacks and stationary for children in abundance that can be used throughout the year for children in need. A truly overwhelming response from the students showing that they care for the less privileged.
- It has almost become a regular: the visit of Thought Works Company to H.O.P.E. Young talents from different countries – the so called “grads” – inform themselves about H.O.P.E.’s work as part of their training programme. They also interact with children and women under H.O.P.E.’s care. 
- In 2015, H.O.P.E.’s work was supported by many national and international companies. Among the sponsors were UPS Logistics Ltd., Danfoss Power Solutions, India,  Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys. A heart felt “Thank you” to all of them!