Hope Club for Teen and Children
The youth population in Africa, between 15 and 24 years old, has increased from 133 million to 246 million. With 41% of the people in Togo aged 14 or younger, many young people are striving for a better future, but face numerous challenges. The mission of Hope Clubs is to provide hope, inspiration, and encouragement to kids who are going through tough times. By helping them develop skills for the modern world and showing them the love of God, Hope Clubs empower young people to become agents of positive change. Run by young people for young people, Hope Clubs offer hope, guidance, and encouragement to their peers.
Hope Commission International (HCI) recognizes the importance of promoting Positive Youth Leadership Development and aims to do so by exposing young people to cross-cultural and community experiences. Through these experiences, young people can develop a greater understanding of the world around them and gain valuable leadership skills that can help them become effective leaders in their communities.
The cross-cultural and community experiences that HCI provides for young people may include opportunities to travel to different regions or countries, where they can immerse themselves in different cultures and learn about different ways of life. These experiences can broaden their perspectives and help them develop a greater appreciation for diversity.
HCI may also provide young people with opportunities to participate in community service projects or leadership development programs. Through these programs, young people can develop valuable leadership skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making. They can also learn the importance of community involvement and develop a sense of responsibility to give back to their communities.
HCI's summer camp, the HOPE Challenge, is a 1-2 week youth development program that aims to empower young people by providing exposure to various career pathways, mentorship, and community engagement. Through fun educational tactics and collaboration with local and national business communities, the program aims to equip young people with the skills and aspirations necessary for success in entrepreneurship, professional careers, and business development. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various professional fields, learn about business development, mentorship, and leadership, and participate in workshops and experiences designed to build key skills.The objectives of the HOPE Challenge include building confidence and purpose in youth, encouraging good decision-making, reducing youth unemployment, promoting good character and ethics, fostering peer interaction and collaboration, providing career exploration opportunities, and helping youth transform their dreams into a vision for their future. Through the program, participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue successful careers in any professional field.