Hope in Life Foundation is engaged in several projects both at the local and global levels. All projects are aligned with the mission of the organization, which is, empowering women and children through training and education.
Project – Infrastructure (land + school building) for GSL Public School, Rajpipla, Gujarat
Presently the school is on leased land and that site is being considered for a Heritage Hotel. This is a short term infrastructure project, to procure land and build a school at a new location. Fundraising for this project ends on September 30, 2020. GSL Public School has been around for over 2 decades and serves the villages around Rajpipla. GSL Public School at the new location will serve up to 1500 students and will cover additional villages around Rajpipla.
Project – Children’s education in Nepal
Hope in Life Foundation works collaboratively with Divine Art of Yoga Center located in La Habra, California to identify and educate children from impoverished families especially those impacted by the earthquake in Nepal a few years ago. The children are from a school in Hethauda, Nepal. Currently Hope in Life Foundation supports the education of 20 children via their ‘restricted education funds’. With donor support, the organization hopes to sponsor the education of 100 children in the near future.
Project – Children’s education in Dharavi, Mumbai, India
Hope in Life Foundation is collaboratively working with Gyanodaya Foundation in Mumbai, India to deliver this project. Training and education of 145 girls and 65 boys in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum. During the last visit to Dharavi in June 2018, Hope in Life Foundation had the opportunity to interact with children and tour the 4 story facility. The computer lab located just below ground level with 4 PCs and 4 laptops enables online learning and coding. Hope in Life Foundation is actively seeking donations from corporations and individuals to keep moving this project along. Laptop donations are highly appreciated.
Project – Safe Campuses
Projects under this category are run on campuses. Students and their families are educated on Title IX. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. To enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with headquarters in Washington, DC and 12 offices across the United States. SOURCE:
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Title IX and Sex Discrimination
Project – Empower Me
Projects in this category are geared towards empowerment of women in prison. The organization has collaboratively delivered 3 projects in India. The projects are cathartic and also help with self realization and development. The projects give incarcerated women life skills that may be used upon release. Hope in Life Foundation constantly requires volunteers with skills in data collection and analysis, forensics, psycho therapy, psychologists to help deliver education projects at California Institute for Women.
Project – Cities for CEDAW
UNA-USA-Orange County Chapter nominated Hope in Life Foundation to bring United Nations Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Cities of the County. Cities for CEDAW is a campaign to implement a CEDAW ordinance in 100 or more cities at the municipal level by 2016. The Cities for CEDAW Campaign has been divided into three phases:
Phase I – Invite collaborative NGO’s with offices in several cities in the United States.
Phase II – Develop and secure funds to support grass roots efforts and provide tools and materials proven to be effective to all Cities for CEDAW advocates.
Phase III – Conduct action oriented webinars and share models that have been successful. And work together – NGO/CSW – WIN – DOSW and all participating NGOs and cities to gain CEDAW implementation.