About Project Hope - Humanitarian Opportunities for Peace and Education.
Project Hope is a volunteer based Canadian charity. Project Hope works in the refugee camps, cities, and villages of the Nablus region of the northern West Bank, teaching English and delivering other essential education, arts and sports programs to Palestinian children and youth.
The largest volunteer organization of its kind in Palestine, Project Hope fosters dialogue and cooperation between local and international volunteers, while encouraging its volunteer alumni to remain involved with the issue of Palestine afterward.
We help create safe and supportive spaces where children, youth and other community members can learn, thrive, and grow. Through our educational, artistic and recreational programs, we aim to empower Palestinian children and youth who have grown up in a context of violence and occupation, giving them the tools they need to access a better future.
Children's Rights: All children have the right to education, health, and security. We are driven by a commitment to the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Through our programs, we work to create a safe environment for Palestinian children and youth to learn new skills, express their ideas, develop confidence and seek out opportunities.
Gender Equality: We strive to ensure that girls and young women with boys and young men alike have equal access to the activities we provide. The majority of our students are female, participating in a wide range of activities, from English and computer classes to gymnastics and photography. And with women leading our English and French Departments, female members of staff have a prominent voice in the needs assessment, design, and implementation of our programs as well.
Community: Project Hope is a grassroots organization that draws its strength from Palestinian leadership and a broad international network of dedicated volunteers, alumni, and supporters. We prioritize clear and open dialogue between our Palestinian and international membership to ensure that programs are meeting and responding to local needs. Community participation has also been essential to Project Hope’s growth and reach. We work with several dozen local partner centers in Nablus, surrounding villages, and refugee camps, bringing classes and activities to communities most in need, and helping local community centers build capacity.
Project Hope's work is carried out through the Canadian charity “Humanitarian Opportunities for Peace and Education” (Charity Number: 862587078 RR0001). Project Hope is also supported from the United Kingdom and European Union through the Scottish charity Firefly International.