Home of Hope
Orphanage for Boys and Girls, China
Home of Hope
The Home of Hope orphanage in Gongyi, about 1.500 km southwest of Beijing, is a home for 52 children. From newborns left at the gate in a small box to the former street- or cave children who now are 17-year-old star college students.
Future4Children started supporting The Home of Hope, Gongyi in 2007. The orphanage was started by Nathan Bell, an American who while on a journey in the region, got touched by the incredible poverty and hardship, especially among the children. He went back home to the US, sold everything he had and set up an orphanage in Gongyi. A few years later Nathan was in dire need of help and support for “his” children.
Future4Children got involved both because of the geographic location of the orphanage, a very poor area with limited natural resources and because of Nathan’s dedication and the affinity between his and Future4Children’s values.
What We Did
For many years Future4Children helped finance the costs of caretaking (the main cost being the caretakers’ salaries and food/clothing/housing) and education (teachers and school materials) by sponsoring a number of the children.
All the children at the Home of Hope, Gongyi are being looked after until they can take responsibility for themselves, being a job right after the obligatory education, or after finishing university. The results we see after years of looking after the children are that just about all the “alumni” thrive and are now resourceful citizens of society.
Most of the “alumni” keep in close contact with and support the present children at the orphanage
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