Since 1966 Star of Hope organizations has done their utmost to follow Christ's command to help the hurting and needy. Today our focus continues on seeing children become educated, healthy citizens of their respective countries, who share their faith in Jesus Christ.
Our educational programs provide critically needed access to schooling, beginning in the preschool years. In the areas where we work, access to education is spotty at best and the quality is inconsistent.
Our health initiatives are aimed at prevention, education, and wellness. By instilling a sense of healthy living in children, as they grow into adults they use that base knowledge to make good decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities. Working with children with special needs and their caregivers has been an emphasis on helping to raise the value of these children in their communities.
Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters. Our efforts are concentrated in the localities where we have a working presence which allows us to quickly and efficiently come to the aid of those in need.
Through community development and vocational programs in the poorest areas, we are helping people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for the future.
Our humanitarian, educational, and community development projects are carried out without discrimination. In practice, we promote basic rights to education, health, and freedom.
We do share the good news of Jesus Christ throughout most of our work. Special evangelism and discipleship projects are carried out in partnership with local churches and other organizations. It is our expectation that people will see Christ through our work and when asked, we are ready to share the good news.
Today there are four separate Star of Hope organizations bringing together the people of the United States, Sweden, Norway, and Finland providing assistance to children in 22 countries.
Our Mission Statement: Star of Hope equips children across the world with knowledge, physical well-being, spiritual growth, and social skills through educational programs and local and international partnerships.