I see children whose parents love them and agonize over their future in every country where we have projects. They understand that education, family and God are the hope for the future. Star of Hope is one way that makes it possible.

We have the programs, material and dedicated people. When our donors give their gift they provide the fuel that makes it all work.     

Together with the child's family we all make a difference. Thank you. 


 Sept 30th 2011.
This week is a busy week for schools staff to didtribute schools books to kids attending SOH schools in Haiti. more than 4 thousands received books, Jean Vital received about 5 books to start 5th grade to start new school year next coming monday, October 3rd. Children and parents appreciate very much book support and are very thankfull to all Star of hope support

 July 22, 2011 Pauline is about 2  years old received toothpaste and brush in boyer camp program supported by star of hope. It is for the first time that Pauline is going to do usage of such basic hygiene dental supplies. Pauline as well of  several hundreds others kids in boyer are very grateful to star of hope and the 2 Star team #6 members, Ched and Sara,  who brought those gifts in their last recent mission trip in Haiti. Tony

The U.N. Security Council has decided to reduce the number of U.N. peacekeeping troops and police in Haiti to levels before the January 2010 earthquake devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation.

"The overall security situation, while fragile, has improved," the council's resolution says.

The council backed a recommendation by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and voted unanimously Friday to reduce the mission's current authorized military strength of 8,940 to 7,340 troops, and its international police force from 4,391 to 4,241 officers.

We will see how this pan out in the future. Some people want UN to stay; some people want them to leave. I have no idea what would happen if they leave.

After the flooding due to the tropical storms in the fall of 2008 the UN troops in Marigot, Dano and Paillant helped us with crowd control when we distributed food and roof tins. Especially in Marigot it was very bad flooding so the situation was very tough for the people there. The troops were very helpful to us then.

Some pictures from September 2008:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Haiti

Star of Hope

On Monday October 3 the schools Star of Hope supports in Haiti opens for this school year again.

The renovated school in Rigaud was inaugurated in May and will do its first full year after the 2010 earthquake.

The school in Hesse was totally destroyed in the earthquake. New land was purchased and the phase one of the rebuilt school is ready for business. Nine classroom plus teachers room and bathrooms are ready. Phase two of the construction started and includes dining room, kitchen and a playground.

The assembly hall with its three classrooms in Dano that was destroyed has also been rebuilt and much improved. The new building includes assembly hall, new classrooms, dining hall and bathrooms. It will be great for all the kids and staff.

Star of Hope has also purchased 15 000 school books for the 4 000 supported children. That covers 60% of the needed books.

Also during the summer all the preschool teachers got trained by a professional training organization. It was highly appreciated and well needed.

In other news:

Rwandan president Kagame recently said the following on tv when was interviewed in USA:

Haiti can overcome the problems it is facing if its people and leadership do not despair and focus on ways of tackling the challenges they face. If we could change our society, you can do the same.”

I feel this is a pretty encouraging note from the president. Rwanda and it people has been fighting hard to come since the genocide of some two million people back in 1994. I hope Haitian president Martelly can do the same. President Kagame also said:

“Globally, the political will to help is there, if they can get organized and target the kind of assistance in specific areas and priorities'.”

 Some pictures from the school in Jeanton. Ready to go.


 

 

July 12, 2011 Star team #6 was in haiti for 2 weeks, this time it was a small team of two people from Kansas; Sara and Cheh. They came in mission work to support Star of hope development work in Haiti. During their stay they visited 5 star of hope projects: Boyer, Bois Negresse, Hesse, Jeanton and Carrefour orphanage. The goals of their visit is to see star of hope development in those villages, to distribute school materials gifts to children in Hesse school, clothes and shoes in Bois Negresse,   taking and printing pictures for many parents and children in Jeanton and Hesse.

In Port-au-prince they helped star of hope in mailing more than 3000 envelops to sponsors in Sweden, Norway, Finland and USA, they painted many dining-room tables to equip Hesse new school building, they helped star of hope office in updating children databases in computer.

They was a small group but they had accomplished tremendous work in the profit of children in Haiti. It was for them an opportunity to meet many families in country sides where star of hope support development work and establish  strong relationships and friendship with them. Their visit was very fruitful and we are all very thankful for good work they had accomplished during their stay. They have left this morning to Kansas back home, we wish both, Sara and Cheh, a safe trip back home in the peace and grace of God.  May God bless them!
tony

Argentina
Star of Hope has worked in Argentina for 30 years among the poor indian tribes in the north of the country. Star of Hope have built houses, water systems, schools and supported the teachers and students. We have come a long way with many different projects to raise living standards for the vulnerable people. I hope the work can continue for years to come. It would be necessary.

It has been difficult for the tribe people to reach in to the community and higher education and employment. Closed racism and open racism inhibits them at many different levels. But more and more young people work their through better education, some with the support of Star of Hope. Good, it is necessary for them to show that they are knowledgeable, although most live under more basic conditions.

The Football school among the Indians the Star of Hope began in 2005 has created opportunities for young people with dreams and also reaped great success. More on that ina later entry.

In a few weeks there is election time in Argentina. Current president Christina Kirchner leads all polls. I do not think she has been especially good with the little I have followed in recent years, but there seems to be limited options if I understand correctly. I will try to follow it up a little more.


Some pictures from Argentina:


 july 7, 2011
Today tony, Dennis, Cheh and Shara have visited Bois Negresse project, it took us 3 hours to drive on 65 rocky road from PAP to the pine forest. we distributed Blanket from Humanbridge to the parents, special gift money from Swedish sponsors to children and clothes and shoes to children and parents. It is for us a special occasion to thank all sponsors on behalf of 150 beficiaries of those Gifts.
tony  

October 6th, 2011
third day of seminar session is another successful day; rich of learning lesson on management by Roland, workshop, presentation debate, questions, prayer and singing
Be part of star of hope work

Our purpose in Star of Hope isn't to raise money, it's to help kids. When a child grows up to become involved in their families, church and communities we have accomplished something great.

As we work with the most under-privileged children in remote areas it is a challenge to say the least. Areas where even the most basic of services, like running water are lacking, means creating programs that educate, promote wellness and help them discover Jesus are hard.

Our staff is ready, the teachers are there.  Unfortunately often I have to tell them that we simply don't have the resources to help make it happen. Maybe you can join us with a gift?

Barry Borror

President and CEO

 

 juily 2, 2011- last thursday was Children Jeanton school turn to get special gift money from their sponsor in Sweden. Parents and children were invited to get money envelop that most sponsors sent to their kids for anniversary present, majority  children said that they are going to buy an animal like a cow, goat, pig or chicken to raise to produce babies. When offspring  getting big it  will sold, to make money foremergency needs but the mother will be kept to make more babies.  parents join to their children to send greetings and thanks to all sponsors for the special gifts so well appreciated.
tony

Yesterday...schools opened all across Haiti thanks to the efforts of you and many others who helped in so many ways. Thank you for your continuous support to rebuilt this impoverished and suffering country.

4000 children at the Star of Hope supported schools were all ready for the new school year. The preschool teachers are newly trained and motivated.

This week Star of Hope is also having a management-training course for the village leaders and school principals. Everyone is excited to become better leaders.   
Let us all wish our friends in Haiti a very happy and successful school year.

Some pictures from various projects:


 

two water wells work now in jeanton, water is available in both wells, people are very happy to have water in the village, they used to walk 1 hours to get  water, they are very thankfull to star of hope donors.

 

             June 28,2011: Star of hope paid out last week  huge amount of special gift money to many sponsored kids from Dano, Rigaud, Boyer, Jeanton, Marigot, Hesse, liancourt , B.Negresse and Carrefour orphanage. Summer break is good time to give money gift to the kids, it will be very useful to have a wonderful 2months summer break. Most kids will invest their money in buying animals like pig, goat, cow and chicken to raise to make more money in the future for emergency needs in the family. Some kids will spend their money in food, drinks, candy and clothing and shoe, another group will spend the money in entertainment to have fun summer time; football, beaches, summer camp, visiting friends and relatives, bathing in the river, fishing, program club, games, etc…   the last group will give the money to the parents for daily need like food, medicines, and farming.

So you can imagine how happy are children who received special gift money from their sponsors in the last day in school to go in summer break. To make sure that everyone get their money, star of hope assist to all special gift money distribution in each school and we take picture of each individual kids with one of the parents together. This  week is scheduled to visit all star of hope school project to assist special gift money distribution to the kids.

We have been to Rigaud school today to distribute money gift envelop to 71 children. The picture in attach is one the group pictures that was taken in Rigaud today. Tomorrow we are going to Dano to make sure that special gift money envelop is given to the right kids, we are also planning to inspect Dano school construction.

For this year we are planning to make two more important special gift money distributions: one is in October so kids and parents  can get some extra money to help them pay for books, uniform, school supplies and  new school year school fees, the last distribution will be in December for Christmas. 

Children sent special thank to all sponsor for a wonderful summer time. May God bless you all!

Tony

Star of Hope is proud to participate in global handwashing day! Our tippy tap education in Haiti following the cholera outbreak prevented deaths among the children in Boyer and Jeanton, Haiti.



For the little it costs, the tippy tap is one of the most effective health measures we can take. You can be a part of this intriguing health initiative. Even a small gift can provide soap for a family or a school. Check out the article we have posted on the website.

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ept 5th,2011
star of hope in partnership with Bue ridge Drilling Mission in haiti are going to install three hand water pumps in jeanton and Boyer project to provide safe drinking water to the schools kids and families. 3 water wells are already drilled 180 to 300 feet deep, now we are building water station concrete base to install hand pump soon.

the three laureates of Boyer sewing project promotion 2011 are Emilode in the midle , Magalie in the right and Edeline in the left. Emilode, the first laureate is 18 years old are received a prime of 7500 gdes> he has talent and very creative in making ladies dress. He will hired to be teacher of the next promotion sewing class in Boyer that will began next October. Every body like the three dresses he made for the graduation exam.  
tony 

Disaster strikes in the Philippines again. Several typhoons and tropical storms have struck the main island of Luzon. 59 people have been killed. Tragic! Star of Hope project are ok this time as far as I know.

Infanta
I'm about to go through all the material from the last visit in the Philippines. I have many funny pictures from Inanta. Star of Hope school in Infanta on the east coast of the Philippine island of Luzon. The school and the village is "only" 138 miles from the office in Manila, but it takes the next four hours each way by car, the road is bad and tortuous.


The project came about after several typhoons and tropical storms in 2004 that destroyed a lot of land with more landslides as a result. Approximately 2,000 people died in the disaster. Star of Hope made ??several emergency relief actions and then they built several houses for poor families.


A few years ago Star of Hope built also a school in Infanta, which now offers primary school grades 1-5. From next year, we want to include 6th grade, plus preschool. Pre-schools must offered under a new regulation from the Ministry of Education. I really hope the Star of Hope can get the money needed to complete the school to the next academic year.


Some pictures from Infanta:

 

 17/8 New tables, chairs and benches had been already delivered to all priority schools we are supporting in Haiti, now star of hope is making new preschool classroom display shelves to be distributed soon in the 5 priority schools. it is preschool equupments that is why they look so colorfull


June 26,2011 - Promotion 2010-2011 of Boyer sewing class are graduated today, Sunday June 26, 2011.  31 young ladies and 2 young men got their diploma in presence of parents, friends  in Boyer. The 33 graduate students wear dress that they made as graduation final exam  to file past the graduation room  for appreciation of the 150 guests of the ceremony.

All the dresses were nice and well made. It took them 9 months to learn sewing as a profession. From today they are ready to be in business to find a job or to open their own business.

The first  laureate is one of the two  boys and his name is Emilode  Lafalaise, the second laureate is Magalie Pierre and the third one is Edeline Fleurinor. 

The ceremony started at 10:30 Am to end  around one o’clock. It was a rich and long graduation ceremony with speeches, diploma, dance,  sings, pictures, etc…   

Linda from Star of hope America was present; she comes in Haiti just to take part to the graduation. She has been involved to make Boyer sewing project a reality.  From the beginning to the end she was making funds-raising, collecting materials to support sewing class. Her constant effort and commitment to make it a successful project is priceless.  She helped to design diploma, to make books, to print picture and documents for the sewing project. It is time to thank all star of hope donors that have given contribution to support this project in the benefits of ladies and boys that are graduated today. Without Donors in US and in Sweden the sewing class will not be possible. Thank you again to you all!   

tony

Philippines

About 1.37 million out of Luzon's 48 million residents were still struggling with floodwaters on Saturday. About 142,000 of the flood victims are staying in state-run evacuation camps, with churches, schools and gymnasiums being cleared to take in more people who could be displaced by the next approaching typhoon (s).

Neither the Star of Hope projects nor the children that we support have be damaged or injured so far. Good news during these difficult times in Philippines.

I have been to Philippines during such difficult weather conditions several times. The toughest was in year 2000 when a couple of typhoons hit Manila badly. The “trashslide” at the garbage dump in Payatas killed hundreds of people and Star of hope assisted in disaster relief and then also long-term development work.

A couple of pictures from Payatas:


 

 August 15 Today the reality comes true for people in Jeanton,  Blue Ridge drilling Mission came with giant drilling truck to drill the water well that the population is expecting so long. They drilled the well in the school yard 160 feet deep and the water  will be very potable and will have good test. Blue ridge promises to make laboratory test  before installing the pump in three weeks from now. The need time to get the place dry before pouring concrete to build the pumping slab to install the pump.  It was a great day for Jeanton population to see drilling the well and see the precious liquid coming up from the ground.  The water is a blessing, it will  bring hope to continue living with joy  dignity, and courage said Paul Raymond  80 years old, guardian of jeanton  school more than 25 years The second well will be drilled tomorrow in the community about 200 meters from the school. Again and again the population will never stop sending thank to E-Team for water well in Jeanton   that means a lot for them.

Tony


june 13, 2011
star team 5 left Haiti on June 10th back home with great satisfactory: they accomplished lot of good  work during their stay of 8 days: celebrating wedding, preaching  gospel, establishing great relationship with children of the orphanage and school of Boyer, assembly work of 59 school benches, 140 chairs and 40 tables in less than 8 days. 
They are very productive team work, they are the 5th team group that come in Haiti to support star of hope work in Haiti: they participate in many mission work for Star of hope like construction, psycho- recovery activities, education and bible program, class-room decoration, and painting, game activities with children, etc... The impact of those works are very positive in the life of thousands children and parents that are benefiting star of hope development work in Haiti.  on behalf of all beneficiaries of those, star of hope Haiti staff thank heartily all those who have been in mission work in Haiti to help and support Haitian people through star of hope.   
tony

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