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You can start today!  As a "Lunch Buddy," you give school lunches to children in our projects around the world.

We take care of everything else and report back to you!

A healthy school lunch helps ensure children get the food and nutrition they need to learn and grow.


$1.00 = 4 lunches


Become a Lunch Buddy now - Click Here. Or use the form below

Watch our "mud cake" film to see what some kids eat.







No more mud cakes right?

For these children, schooling would be impossible without lunch. They simply would stay home or look for food elsewhere. Many of the children would be forced to work at home or scavenge. Star of Hope schools serves this important school lunch every day. This also gives the family breadwinners tremendous assistance in the fight to keep their children satisfied and healthy. Lunch also serves as an important motivation for some parents to continue sending their children to school instead of sending them out to work.


Worldwide about 20,000 children die daily from hunger and diseases. That's more than 13 every minute! 

This number could easily be lowered if children had access to things we take for granted; basic health care, affordable medicines, clean water, and nutritious food.

You can fix part of this problem!

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A school start is something special.
The pandemic has made this day extra special because many children have been waiting for a new school start for two years. You can help us welcome them back! day of anticipation, butterflies in the stomach, and that feeling of starting a journey.


Imagine you are a seven-year-old in Haiti…
You never went to school, but you watched, a bit jealous, how your siblings leave home in the mornings. You have admired their school uniforms, seen the schoolbooks they brought home, heard the songs they practiced, and listened to every word they shared about the school day.

As you passed the school with your mother, the smells from the school kitchen reached you and made your mouth water. Your parents didn't have enough food that day, but your older siblings got to eat their fill during the school lunch. And now, finally, it's your turn. This is your day.

What adventures await you at the "Star of Hope" school?
Imagine that you are nine years old and live in Jimba in Kenya...
You didn't even have time to start first grade before the authorities ordered all schools to be closed.

Thankfully, your teachers found a solution: "If the children can't come to us, then we can come to the children!"
With face masks, schoolbooks, blackboards, and chalkboards, they set out in villages and slums. There they managed to arrange outdoor lessons with tree canopies as shade and tree trunks as anchor points for their chalkboards. Thanks to their ingenuity, you have been able to learn things even during the pandemic. Now you are ready for grade three - and you will finally get to sit in a real classroom! Finally, you can eat breakfast and lunch in the school kitchen and play with your friends during breaks.


Finally, the wait is over!


Imagine that you are eleven years old and live in Taytay in the Philippines. It's time to start fifth grade…
You love school, but you've been forced to study half of your elementary school years remotely. Those years have been tough - because there is no internet at home. Instead, your parents have had to collect educational materials from the school together with questionnaires. It is your form answers that your teachers have graded for two years. Your parents have tried to help you as best they can, but it was rather you who had to teach them. Unlike you, they never got a chance to graduate.

Every day for two years you have wanted and waited to return to Star of Hope’s school - and today the wait is over.
You will finally get to see your friends again and get all the tutoring help you need!

The school children in Haiti, Kenya, the Philippines, and other countries do not just share a longing to go back to school. They also share the feeling that every school day is a precious gift that cannot be taken for granted, giving them a chance to have a better life than their parents. That thought ignites their hope!

Join us and make the children's first day of school unforgettable!  The link takes you to our webshop for school supplies.

by Dennis Thern

Aug 2022

Ukrainian kids get a break from the war! ( video will display now - sorry!)

Star of Hope together with our partners organized a one-day summer camp for the kids in the city of Kharkiv (Charkiv) Ukraine.

They received Christian children's books and bread to take home with them. This film shows the other fun they had if only perhaps temporary.

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Olga and her children sat in a queue for 36 hours to get the last mile to Romania.

Vera misses her eldest son, whom she was forced to leave in Ukraine.

Yeva, Maria, and Lena had never met before, but their nine-year old’s found each other during the escape.

Meet the mothers who do everything to save their children from the horrors of war.

Just over 20 miles from the Star of Hope’s Day center in Dorohoi Romania is the border crossing Siret, which tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees have crossed since the beginning of the war. The flow continues today. Camelia Topala, who heads the center in Dorohoi, went to the border today just as she did the same day the war broke out.

"When I hugged the Ukrainian children, they felt frozen. That night I came home and just cried and cried," she says.

Since then, the Star of Hope has been in place 300 meters from the border. This is where we meet Vera with her son Emir in her arms. He is only three months old, but the siblings Dima and Nastja help to take care of him.


"We spent several nights outside our house and heard bombs falling," says Vera.

When they finally fled, her firstborn was not allowed to come with them. 18-year-old Vasia has been summoned and faces an uncertain future in the military.

The Romanian head office in Iasi, Romania, has also been redesigned to welcome refugee families. At that building, Olga sleeps with her mother Irina, children Myron and Sofia, sister-in-law Victoria and niece Alicia.


All spouses, fathers, and brothers were forced to say goodbye when they fled. When Olga tells, the tears come.

So many children have died! Others have been left alone, without parents! 6-year-old Sofia tries to comfort her mother. Olga strokes her daughter's cheek and straightens her back.

"A few weeks ago, we did not know how brave we were, she says. But now we know."


Two days later, more mothers arrive at the center in Iasi: Yeva with her son Pasha, Maria with her son Artom and Lena with her daughter Nastja. The children are nine years old, all three. They play in the dormitory and the boys laugh while wrestling for a computer tablet. For the moment, they do not have to worry about their fathers remaining in Ukraine. They look like childhood friends but have only known each other for a couple of days - and soon they will be separated, again.

Lena wants to go to Germany and Yeva has friends in Zurich. Maria, in turn, tries to get to Spain. "I have an old relative in Gibraltar," she says.

According to the plan, she would have already reached Cluj-Napoca in western Romania. "I wanted to Cluj a town in Romania but heard wrong at a transport center and took a bus to Husi instead," she says and laughs. She chats and jokes, seemingly unaffected by everything that has happened - but when someone slams a teacup behind her head, she jumps up and screams straight out. A second later, she buries her face in her hands. "Sorry!" she says, but everyone understands.

Every unexpected blow takes her back to the explosions in her hometown. The horrors of war leave traces even in those who manage to escape. Open wounds, even in the seemingly uninjured.


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