HOPE & WONDER
Hope&Wonder is a registered association in Tanzania (NGO 0009892) with the aim to be there for disabled children and to give them a happy future.
On the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a children’s home for 8-12 children with disabilities is to be built, in which they will be supported in the best possible way and, above all, loved.
To support the project, the association HOPE & WONDER was founded in Switzerland. The small aid organisation is intended to help make the dreams and visions of HOPE & WONDER in Tanzania come true. Anyone can become part of this project by becoming a member of our association.
We want to found a children’s home in which special children are cared for holistically and with a lot of love. The premises, equipment, staff and support are specially designed for children with disabilities and it should become a place where these children can experience a lot of love and acceptance. In addition, we want to sensitize the neighbourhood and the surrounding area to the subject of disability, offer affected families advice and support and stand up for the fact that children with disabilities, like any other child, are recognized as lovable, unique beings. We want to overcome prejudices and discrimination and stand for equal rights and participation for all children.
ISSUE DISABILITY IN TANZANIA
The issue of disability is still a big taboo topic in Tanzania. Much is connected with their traditional faith, which sees disability as a curse. Entire families are considered cursed and are expelled because of a disabled child.
But even without this superstition, living with a disabled child in the poor living conditions in Tanzania is not easy. Usually all family members (especially both parents, if both are still present) have to contribute to the family’s livelihood and survival. If a family has a disabled child who needs to be cared for around the clock, one source of income is lost and the family gets into big trouble.
These are two of many reasons why handicapped children are often abandoned or, unfortunately, often killed.
If a handicapped child comes to a children’s home, there is usually no developmentally appropriate care and special support. In many children’s homes there are 20-30 children for one caregiver and those who cannot provide for themselves quickly perish.
Another problem is the lack of information. Many families do not even know what their child has and how they should deal with the child and support it. There is no counselling / support for these families.
WAYS TO HELP
You can help! The project is only realizable with your support!
Become a member of our association or use the possibility to support HOPE & WONDER financially.
Our Bank Account in Switzerland:
HOPE & WONDER Schweiz Postfinance
IBAN: CH73 0900 0000 1518 6891 9
Our Bank Account in Tanzania:
Hope and wonderful disabled children
Swift code: CORUTZTZ
EVERY DONATION COUNTS,
no matter if 10, 20 or 100 – how much you donate is up to you, we are very grateful for any amount.
Because every donation counts!
Your donation arrives – without detours and without deductions, we guarantee that! The donations are used efficiently and sustainably, all supporters work voluntarily, so that every cent really benefits the needy in Tanzania.
The donations to our association account are tax deductible in Switzerland. We will gladly issue you with a donation receipt, please let us know your address.
For further information, including membership in our association, simply contact us.
+41 77 400 93 84
Idrissa Moh`d Hassan (Tanzania)
+255 656 387 666
Claudia Bachmann-Huder (Switzerland)
Location in Tanzania
Hope & wonderful disabled children
Kibugumu, Dar es Salaam
P.O. Box 36584 Kigamboni