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Annual Review


Because every child deserves a childhood
Last year, we helped over 33,000 children
and their families across the world.

We believe every child has the right to a happy,
healthy and positive childhood.


Our mission is to enable vulnerable children to
experience a positive childhood by improving
their access to education and healthcare,
whilst empowering their families to support


We focus on meeting the unfulfilled needs and
rights of the most marginalised and vulnerable
children, particularly those who have fallen
through gaps in terms of service provision and
development opportunities.

What’s inside
In all our work we seek to find sustainable
solutions, acting professionally and doing 4 An Update from Our CEO
what feels intrinsically ‘right’ for the children in
the short and long term. Much of our work is 6 Our Impact
delivered through local partners, who we believe 14 Our Reach
are best placed to deliver local solutions. Our
role is to add value where we can, and to work 16 Highlights of the Year
closely with our partners to help them to develop
their capacity. Our aim is to be their partner of
20 Our Supporters
choice, not a partner of necessity. 26 Financial Statements


An update from
Murielle, our CEO
partners as of 1st July 2017. Whilst,
operational management of our work in Sri
Lanka will now be from the UK, Hope for

Hope for Children is a UK based charity that
Children is still as committed to supporting
disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka as

believes every child deserves a childhood. it has ever been. Indeed, by streamlining
the Charity’s organisational structure, we
are confident we can offer better value
We work in 8 countries and help children receive the support they need to one day, for money to our donors and improved
access education and healthcare; and we hopefully, finally break free from poverty. capacity building support to our partners –
also invest in livelihoods projects so that meaning we can help more children, better.
families can look after their own children It has been an exciting year for Hope
in the future. for Children, as the Charity has moved Changing the lives of over 33,000 people
swiftly to implement the results of its is a vast team effort. When I look across
The children we support are some of the new Roadmap. The Roadmap was the the landscape of our volunteers, staff,
most vulnerable within their communities. result of a 3-month process whereby the trustees, fundraisers, corporate supporters,
Young children thrust into the position Charity explored the approaches that major donors and grant funders, I am
of head of household due to the passing would provide the best platform for our always humbled by the passion, generosity
away of their parents. Children picking future. One key outcome was changing and commitment of our supporters. You
litter to earn enough money for a meal the legal structure of Hope for Children inspire us every day to work hard to create
for the day. Children suffering from the from an unincorporated association to a the biggest impact in children’s lives.
stigma and marginalisation of disability charitable company limited by guarantee.
or disease. Children who have been As an incorporated organisation, Hope Thank you.
neglected, exploited, beaten, abused… for Children now has a more robust and
and yet all these children still have the effective legal structure for the charity
determination to not only survive, but to to continue to grow from. Some difficult
thrive. Hope for Children supports these decisions were also made at this time –
children by providing them with a safety most notably to cease the direct delivery of
net and a helping hand, to enable them projects in Sri Lanka, close our in-country Murielle Maupoint,
to cope with their daily challenges and to office and work exclusively through local Chief Executive, Hope for Children


Our Impact on:
From the age of 5, Mo was
working to help farm the
land his large family relied
on for food and income.
Mariam, Mo, Ibrahim, Hadija are just four of the 3,000
husband died making it extremely difficult
children in northern Ghana enjoying school life thanks to to provide for them all. With the uniforms,
our Childhood Regained programme. school books, our “bike banks” (loaning
bikes to make reaching distant rural
In northern Ghana many families are root causes of child labour and help schools possible) and after-school clubs
subsistence farmers, reliant on their children get back to school and stay there. to support their education, all are now
annual crops and petty trading to make in school. And hopeful for their futures.
ends meet. Poverty is widespread Mariam remembered seeing other children Mariam says “I love my uniform. I like
and extreme compared to other, more in her village wearing uniforms and going wearing it to school and being confident in
prosperous areas of the country. Families to school but she had to work and help school…I am proud to wear it”. Mo is doing
struggle to find money to pay for uniforms, her mother who was too poor to afford well at school and was elected as leader
books and often rely on children to help the uniform. From the age of 5, Mo was of his after-school club by his classmates.
work on farms or earn additional money. working to help farm the land his large Ibrahim cycles regular to his school and
The result is that many children drop out family relied on for food and income. still dreams of being a doctor. Hadija says
from school or simply never have the Ibrahim dreamed of being a doctor but she wants to be a seamstress when she
opportunity to attend school. Childhood with no junior school near him continuing grows up, and make school uniforms for
Regained has been changing this by his education looked bleak. Hadija’s other girls like her in her community.
working with communities to tackle the mother had 6 children to care for when her


Our Impact on:
Health Healthy Start project
helped 73 pregnant or new
mothers to get access to
Without treatment, the chance of HIV passing from a the medical treatment,
mother to her child is between 15% to 45% percent, but information and practical
with anti-retroviral therapy and other interventions during support they needed to
pregnancy, labour, delivery and breastfeeding; this risk can prevent HIV transmission
be reduced to less than 5%. Mother-to-child transmission to their babies.
accounts for nearly 20% of new HIV infections in Uganda
and HIV accounts for many infant deaths. where the knowledge of staff on HIV can
vary, resulting in poorly handled labour,
delivery and immediate post-delivery
In a town outside Kampala, our Healthy to know and expect from their local clinics
care. Healthy Start trained 13 midwives
Start project helped 73 pregnant or when they go to give birth and provided
and health workers from such local clinics
new mothers to get access to the practical items in a “mama kit” to help
giving them the up to date best practice to
medical treatment, information and a safe delivery. Home visits and regular
help prevent mother to child transmission
practical support they needed to prevent nutritional food to women who otherwise
– which will benefit many more mothers
transmission to their babies. The project would often go without regular food all
and their babies in the years ahead.
provided vital information to women on supported them before and after birth.
how to reduce risk of transmission, what Many women use small, local clinics


Our Impact on:
Empowering Families “I am now making a profit.
This will ensure that my
granddaughter continues to
get a good education. She
Poverty and lack of earning opportunities drive young
is an 11th grade student
women to leave their children behind and migrate to foreign
now. I also hope to expand
countries. Our empowering families project in north-central
our retail shop further.””
Sri Lanka aims to support women in livelihoods activities
ensuring families stay together and children are looked
after better. to develop a business plan. She obtained a
loan to start a retail shop near the hospital
15-year-old Indrani lost her mother more been formed with our support. She could in her village. “I am now making a profit.
than four years ago. Her mother went not even grieve her own young daughter’s This will ensure that my granddaughter
to work in Kuwait as a housemaid in the demise as she and her ageing husband continues to get a good education. She is
hope of giving her daughter, then just had to fulfil parents’ duties towards an 11th grade student now. I also hope to
10 years old, a better life. She died in their granddaughter. Life was getting expand our retail shop further.”
Kuwait itself within a mere 8 months. more and more difficult until Sagarika
Sagarika and her husband – Indrani’s joined the group and became member Our Rural Economic Empowerment Project
maternal grandparents – are Indrani’s only of a Women’s Society. She has received (REEP) is helping many more such families to
guardians. Sagarika is 50 years old and training on business establishment & ensure a better childhood for their children.
a member of a women’s group that has financial management and was supported


Our Impact on:
Rights getting more money for his family. It was
an extremely dangerous life, begging at
restaurants just to find enough food to eat
and regularly exposed to violence by older
street children. He walked for miles during
the days and slept outside, sometimes in
the rain, at nights.
Disadvantage in early childhood can have knock-on impacts
throughout an individual’s life – children who miss out on More than 150 miles away from home,
he started believing that he was destined
education are less likely to access the same economic for a life on the streets. However, an older
opportunities as their educated peers when they grow up. “brother” took him to the drop-in centre we
support. There he ate, washed his clothes
for the first time since he had become a
Street children are one of the most used to live with his parents, younger full-time street child, and had a safe place
marginalised – lack of care and rampant sisters and little brother. Although his to sleep at the night shelter. Eventually,
abuse hinders the child’s growth and little brother went to nursery, as the eldest after local social workers had built up trust
development leading to a vicious cycle sibling Wilson spent half of the week on with Wilson, he decided to stay. Since then,
of poverty and violence that persists into the streets begging because his family Wilson has started studying again and
adulthood. Ensuring all children have didn’t earn enough to support each other. dreams of completing his education so
an equal start in life is the aim of our He was enrolled in primary school and that he can make something of his life.
“Reaching Out” project with street children doing well, but the more time he spent on
in northern Tanzania. the streets trying to support his family, Education is a child’s basic right and we
the less he spent learning at school. make sure that children like Wilson have
Wilson is a lively 11-year-old boy who is Eventually he found himself begging the opportunity to study.
now positive about his own future. He full-time on the streets in the hope of


Our global reach Uganda
Sri Lanka
During the past year, we supported over 33,0000 Projects delivered Projects delivered Projects delivered
with local partners: with local partners: with local partners:
children and their families in Ghana, Kenya, The Hope for Children Uganda, Kesho Kenya, SEP Child Development Sri Lanka,
Kawempe Home Care, Colombo Friends in Needs Society
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda. Peace for Children Africa (CFINS), Hindu College, Hope for
Children Sri Lanka, MENCAFEP,
Moratuwa Social Service
Society, Pragathi Early Childhood
Total world beneficiaries Development Foundation,
Prashakthi Women’s Organisation,

16,936 children Lanka Plus, SAFE Foundation,
Sarvodaya Day Shelter, School for

16,462 adults
the Blind, SERD, SERVE, Wijaya
Development Foundation

33,398 total people

Ghana Phillipines
6,604 776
Projects delivered
Projects delivered with local partners: Projects delivered
with local partners: Amani Children’s with local partners:
Regional Advisory Home, Maasai Women’s FCED Foundation, Pangarap
Information and Network Development Organisation Foundation, Purple Centers
Systems (RAINS) (MWEDO) Foundation (PCF)


Maggie & Rose Staff Fundraisers at The
Gauntlet Games in London June 2017.

of the year
Completed the third year of our
Childhood Regained programme
in northern Ghana helping reduce
child labour and helping over
3,000 children go to school with
over 1,000 formally out of school
children now in school or training.

Started our “Wezesha” project
in Kenya supporting 20 parents
of children with disability in rural
areas to learn skills for home-
based therapy and become peer
educators for other families,
helping to raise understanding
Tanzania about disability and tackle stigma.
A new project for street children in northern Tanzania – These parents are now reaching
out to another 50 parents.
street outreach, drop-in services including individual and
group counselling sessions – to support them back into the
normal growth trajectory as well as family reunification.

Sri Lanka
Completed a one-year “Step-Up”
Initiated a project focussing on
project in Kenya successfully
empowering families in north-
helping 160 parents (caring for
central Sri Lanka to ensure mothers
over 400 children) to improve
have the means to support their
their incomes & savings.
children’s growth and development.

Our Supporters
Team Hope
15 amazing athletes took on the Marathon
des Sables in April 2017 – the Toughest
Footrace on Earth – and completed 251km
across the Sahara Desert in 6 days. Not
only did they complete this unbelievable
physical feat, but collectively raised over
£100,000. A special mention to Adrian
May who was part of Team Hope for the
third time!

A big thank you to all our community
volunteers who organised the Ceilidh,
Christmas Concert and Scottish Evening,
as well as all our supporters across the
8 Universities country who have held bakes sales,
birthday parties and fun days.
170 students
In May 2017, Danny Slay and Pete
5 trips Drummond hosted Hope24 for the 4th
year running with record numbers of
runners participating in this award-
Your Uni, Their Lives winning 24-Hour Relay Race in
Devon. The 2017 edition was record-
Our student supporters continue to pour their energy into fundraising and spreading the breaking for another reason, raising a
word about Hope for Children. They’ve taken on the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro or staggering £13,000.
trekking through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp, and come out on top! This year
we were also shortlisted for Charity of the Year at the national RAG Awards. This is a rare Finally, Hope Patron Nadia Howell once
honour and we would like to thank every student who made this possible, in particular our again gathered family & friends in South Get in touch with our Fundraising Team
Student Ambassadors, who have channelled so much time and energy into the charity. West London to take part in the biennial at to find out how
Walk of Hope, which saw more than 50 you can get become part of Team Hope.
If you’re a student who wants to go on the adventure of a lifetime, whilst also making a parents and children walk 5km or 20km
difference to some of the world’s most vulnerable children, get in touch with our Student on a beautiful sunny day and collectively
Fundraising team on raised £7,429.93.


Hong Kong
Our supporters Fundraising from our Hong Kong Committee
and supporters in 2016/17 was one of the
most successful years ever. Hope for Children
Patron, Toby Bland, hosted the famous Long
Lunch for yet another fun-packed year as the
perfect warm-up event to the Hong Kong 7s.
Hundreds of guests attended the Valhalla-themed dinner,
which saw a guest panel including Rugby World Cup winning captain, Martin Johnson.

Your Business, Their Lives
Overall, The Long Lunch raised an astonishing £100,000, which will be used to fund our
transformational work across Asia. Hope for Children Hong Kong Chairman, Dario Roveri,
also launched the Hope Fun Run, with runners running 4km or 8km across the city. A big
thank you to everyone who has supported Hope for Children HK this year. To support
future fundraising activities in Hong Kong, please contact
Our network of philanthropic companies who have joined our corporate partnerships

Impact Network
programme – Your Business, Their Lives – grew more than ever in 2016/17. Throughout
the year, companies have donated, fundraised and offered pro bono services in support
of our transformational work around the world. Lyceum Capital launched 3 Empowering
Families projects in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Kenya. These projects have so far empowered Our major donor programme - The Impact Network - creates a personal connection
385 women with grants/loans to set up or expand micro-enterprises, which will ultimately between strategically & philanthropically minded, successful individuals and Hope
enable them to provide for their children. for Children. Members of The Impact Network come together to use their resources,
knowledge and networks to invest in rapid, sustained and impactful change in vulnerable
Events for Namuwongo launched their Patron Scheme, with 13 companies signing up to children’s lives in key locations across the world. In 2016/17, we hosted our first Impact
support our work in Uganda. A few more highlights include Corporate Partner of the Year Network Dinner for India. The founding members have since funded a new WASH project
2016, Zonal, taking on the Great Wall of China, led by Hope Ambassador Lynn Dodd in their in India to improve hygiene, reduce disease, as well as realise gender equality
3rd year of supporting Hope for Children. In April 2017, Dean Dempsey, MD of Naturelly and the dignity of 1,500 school children,
Jelly Juice, trekked with brother Liam from Manchester to our office in Hemel Hempstead and so encourage students to stay in
dressed as one of their fruit pouches, whilst in June, Simon Blair MD of London property school and access quality education.
consultancy, SHB10, solo completed the Jungle Ultramarathon in Peru and raised £12,000. Our ambition is that by 2020, we will
have an Impact Network supporting each
We’ve also received a huge amount of in-kind support from Maggie & Rose, creative agency of the countries we work in, financially
fallon, digital agency LAB, Taking Pictures, Changing Lives, and video production agency, underpinning the strategy and impact
Callapro Films. attached to each and collaborating with
us to develop our own capacity to make a
A huge thank you to all our Your Business, Their Lives partners for their support. If lasting difference. If you are interested in
you’d like to join this impactful network of corporate supporters, get in touch with our joining the Impact Network, please get in
Fundraising Team at touch with Murielle at


Trusts & foundations Our plans for 2017/18
Hope for Children’s partnerships with Trusts and
Foundations are vital to driving our life changing impact.
This year with the support of Comic A new partnership with the St James
Relief we have continued our work with Place Charitable Foundation enabled us With our commitment to being a child-safe organisation, we
children and communities in rural northern to launch our pilot project Wezesha to are building up the capacities of our colleagues, trustees and
Ghana to combat child exploitative labour. improve the health and quality of life of partners to have increased awareness on child safeguarding and
Helping 3,700 children access education children with disabilities in rural Kenya.
and training, while equipping 1,500 women While in Uganda, a grant from the Evan
implement safeguarding policies and practice in all aspects of
and families to support their children’s Cornish Foundation was been invested in our/their work.
education through sustainable livelihoods Midwife Training and funded preventative
activities. work with HIV+ pregnant women and new
Initiate community health programmes focusing on safe sexual
mothers to save lives by tackling mother-
Thomas Cook Children’s Charity has also to-child transmission - Uganda’s second and reproductive health, family planning and menstrual hygiene
generously contributed to our work in leading cause of new HIV infections. management.
northern Ghana by equipping Bike Banks
in four rural communities, providing 175 In 2016/17, we have also forged
bicycles to help children in remote villages exciting new partnerships with the UK Start water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Telangana
get to school or vocational training. Over Government’s Department for International district of India.
the year the investment has already Development and the States of Guernsey
benefited almost 250 children and as a Overseas Aid to deliver transformation
community resource will benefit many work to improve the lives of thousands Start after-school education clubs in Mahashtra district of India
more in the future. of children through access to quality for children of commercial sex workers.
educational in the coming years.

Expand our successful Childhood Regained work to more children
A big thank you to.... and communities in northern Ghana and work more closely with
teachers and schools to improve the quality of education.
Comic Relief, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, St James Place Founda-
tion, Evan Cornish Foundation, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), The
Help more children in Namuwongo slum, especially those out of
Souter Charitable Trust, The PTF Charitable Settlement, The Lindsay Tripp
Charitable Trust, The Grand Charity of Freemasons, Waitrose (Community school and teenage girls through new initiatives using football
Matters for our UK work) and The Ardwick Trust. and music.


Financial statement
Financial Statement: Year Ended 30/06/17

Income 2017 (£) 2016 (£)
Donations & legacies 1,312,625 1,386,576
Hope for Children relies on the generous and committed
Other trading activities 67,092 43,475
support of private donors, fundraisers, corporate partners,
Investment income 788 1,358
charitable trusts and institutional funders for its income. Total income 1,380,505 1,431,409
The total income for the charity in 2016/17 for the Charity, we are pleased to see new, Expenditure
was £1,380,505 representing a small more cost-effective and less resource
Raising funds 683,261 777,468
reduction of 4% in income compared to the intensive income streams building
prior year (2016: £1,431,409 – largely due momentum such as donations from major Charitable activities 805,729 840,879
to the end of a large Comic Relief grant). donors and corporate partners. Total expenditure 1,488,990 1,618,347
Over the past year the cost of raising funds
has also decreased, from £777,468 (2016) Despite the drop in incoming resources, Net income/(expenditure) (108,485) (186,938)
to £683,261 (including £105,759 as in- charitable project and partner Reconciliation of funds
kind corporate donated services towards commitments were maintained during
marketing) in 2017. the year, supported through unrestricted Total funds brought forward 494,735 681,673
reserves. This has reduced the total Total funds carried forward 86,250 494,735
The greatest contributor to this being the unrestricted funds carried forward at year
33% drop in challenge based fundraising end to £217,312 (2016: £271,248) and
Unrestricted income funds 217,312 271,248
activities. Whilst we are indebted to our therefore also reduced Hope for Children’s Restricted income funds 168,938 223,487
Your Uni, Their Lives and Team Hope total funds carried forward at year end, by
Total funds 386,250 494,735
challenge based fundraisers, for their 22%, to £386,250 (2016: £494,735).
courage and passion for the cause, the
organisation is acutely aware of the high In light of the transition to new income
Analysis of Income 16/17 Charitable Expenditure per Country 16/17
supplier cost of these activities (entry fees, streams and the general economic climate,
flights, challenge operating costs, etc.) the Charity has set a prudent budget CHALLENGES 36% GHANA 34%
and the effect it has on organisational for 2017/18 to ensure that income and
cashflow and overall fundraising expenditure estimates meet programme
expenditure – especially when it is such a and operational commitments whilst GRANTS 10% SRI LANKA 19%
dominant part of the charity’s fundraising increasing reserves and supporting the
portfolio. Indeed, third party challenge continued development of the fundraising
supplier costs accounted for 42% of strategy, that will support the long-term LEGACIES 6% KENYA 4%
overall fundraising expenditure in the viability and cost effectiveness of the EVENTS 5% INDIA 4%
year. Whilst challenge based events will charity and deliver lasting impact to some
continue to be a major source of income of the world’s most vulnerable children. PHILLIPINES 3%


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