Schools and Third Level full

[vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Development Education in Irish Schools” spacer=”line_only” spacer_position=”middle” line_height=”1″ main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:15px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-top:10px;” spacer_margin=”margin-bottom:50px;”][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][dt_fancy_title title=”Education is the greatest gift that you can give a child.” title_align=”left” title_size=”h4″ title_color=”accent”][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1466686280813{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”]Since 2003, HOPE have been working with schools across Ireland through Development Education. Engaging with students is one of the best ways to raise awareness of the work we do with street and slum children in Kolkata. Development Education is driven by the strong belief of ‘students helping students’, whereby learning and understanding the reality of poverty inspires young people to take action for change. We consider all students from primary, secondary and third levels who are involved with our work to be Ambassadors for HOPE; reaching out to young people far less fortunate and taking real steps to a better, more fair world.

Read more below on how you and your school can become involved with HOPE

Contact HOPE’s Schools Coordinator – madeleine@hopefoundation.ie.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”35820″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border” css=”.vc_custom_1466686330991{margin-bottom: 22px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_bottom=”40″][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” c_icon=”triangle” active_section=”30″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Primary Schools” tab_id=”1446737518353-ea0a653a-9b4f”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1466313247505{margin-bottom: 22px !important;}”]

Involve your Primary School with HOPE.

The Hope Foundation encourages students of all ages to take steps to increase their levels of understanding of the unequal world we live in; to develop their sense of responsibility both for themselves, and the local, national and international communities they live in. It is vital that the younger generation are given the opportunity to become effective contributors and responsible citizens within the world they live.

Encouraging primary school-aged students to think of others and take action to help those less fortunate is a hugely beneficial experience.

Primary School children could get involved by having a bake sale or perhaps a non-uniform day, or could join HOPE supporters nationally by doing a balloon release to mark International Day for Street Children.

To get involved or for more information, please contact us.
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Consider inviting a representative from The Hope Foundation to give a talk to your class or even whole school on the work we do. We can tailor our talks to all ages while discussing our work and issues faced in India.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Host a School Fundraiser” el_id=”1466318341068-9138612b-08df”]Students may wish to host a school fundraiser in aid of the Hope Foundation. Some ideas include: cake sales, non-uniform days, talent show, table quiz, jersey days, and Christmas carol singing. The Hope Foundation would be happy to provide some literature for display and handing out on the day, including posters, leaflets, newsletters and information on child sponsorship.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Sell Butlers HOPE Chocolates in School” el_id=”1466318733263-217181df-9eb3″]HOPE 21 - Primary school - image 2. Choc barsPerhaps your school staff room would take a box of bars? At just €2 each, they make a popular treat for busy teachers. Or maybe the school canteen would consider selling Butlers HOPE chocolate bars.

You could host a HOPE Awareness Day, with posters and information about HOPE and have chocolate bars for sale. All profits from chocolate sales go directly towards our projects in Kolkata.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Teach a Lesson on… Water Sanitation / Child Labour” el_id=”1466318885335-36810087-9e93″]Access to clean water is something most children in Ireland take for granted. In Kolkata, with thousands living in slums children simply don’t have access to clean water. HOPE has however implanted a project which you can read more abouthere WaterSanitation project (provide link to HOPE 7 – Water Sanitation section)

Child labour is a global issue, affecting 1 in every 7 children, which amounts to more than 200 children worldwide. Child labour can be anything from working in a factory, collecting rubbish, begging on the streets, or being forced to stay at home for domestic duties. Child labour is fuelled by poverty, and by desperation. It robs a child of their human right to a childhood. It is physically and psychologically dangerous and a very difficult cycle to break. It is thought there are up to 60 million children in India affected by child labour,

Click here to download our Teachers Resource Guide on the global issue of child labour.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Secondary Schools” tab_id=”1446737518626-bdf5c96c-48aa”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1466319273290{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”]HOPE has been working with secondary schools and thousands of students all across Ireland since 2003 through fundraising and awareness programmes. Many schools have a strong tradition of facilitating charity work and we are fortunate to be invited to speak in schools all around the country about our work in Kolkata.

There are numerous ways a secondary school can become involved with HOPE, including our national fundraising event, Day of HOPE, our hugely popular Schools Immersion Programme, selling Butlers HOPE chocolates as a TY Mini Company, entering the Young Social Innovator Awards or hosting miscellaneous fundraising events.

To find out how you and your school can get involved, please get in touch. Madeleine@hopefoundation.ie[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”38227″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border” onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1466319408967{margin-bottom: 22px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_toggle title=”School Immersion Programme” el_id=”1466319791247-d333bfb6-a52d”]HOPE 21 - Secondary Schools - Image 6The Hope Foundation truly believes in ‘students helping students’ and the Immersion Programme is a tribute to this belief.Led by teachers, volunteers and HOPE staff, Transition Year and 5th Year students are afforded the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata for one week and to visit the projects. They will witness, first-hand, the work of HOPE and the extremities of life in Kolkata.

Supported throughout their time in India, students are introduced to poverty, the realities of street children and the joy of HOPE. A week-long programme is prepared for students, who spend time visiting HOPE projects, interacting with children and adolescents who are in HOPE supported projects and immersing themselves in Indian culture. Our young Ambassadors will remember the experience for the rest of their lives, and become more aware of their place in society and how they can make the world a better place by caring for people who are less well off than themselves.

Students must fundraise a substantial, yet achievable sum, which will be donated to the projects. This process teaches the students about the value of such activities as well as learning the skills to creatively raise the funds to meet targets and deadline. It is a hugely positive and life-changing experience. It gives students the opportunity to engage in experiences not available in the classroom, encourages greater independence and enhances social and cultural development.

Students and schools participating on the Immersion Programme are fully supported by The Hope Foundation, with a dedicated Group Leader, structured orientation process and advice on fundraising every step of the way. Through achieving ambitious fundraising targets, these young adults are an essential element of The Hope Foundation’s fundraising activities each year, and are directly responsible for more than half of the charity’s annual fundraising which goes directly to over 60 projects in Kolkata.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Day of HOPE ” el_id=”1466319891510-67d592e6-ebc8″]HOPE 21 - Secondary Schools - Image 7Day of HOPE is a major fundraiser on our calendar each October, where students and volunteers around the country hit the streets to raise awareness and raise funds by selling our Butlers HOPE chocolate bars with the message ‘every €2 counts’.

As we grow this event, we need more and more helpers to get out there and make some noise!

If you with your friends, family or school would like to volunteers to help out on the day, please get in touch today. Spreading awareness of HOPE and selling chocolate bars and is what it’s all about.

Contact: office@hopefounadtion.ie[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”School Talks” el_id=”1466320239707-25b7c540-770d”]HOPE 21 - Secondary Schools - image 8 - school talksA representative from The Hope Foundation will be more than happy to visit your school to give a talk to a class, a year or even the whole school on the work we do. We can lead discussions and workshops addressing issues faced in India, including child labour, poverty, education, gender equality, child marriage and human trafficking.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”SPHE/CSPE/Wellbeing Junior Cycle” el_id=”1466320313034-1300207e-6e83″]HOPE 21 - Secondary Schools - image 9The Wellbeing module in Junior Cycle (which incorporates traditionally taught subjects SPHE, PE and CSPE) aims to provide students a strong sense of connectedness to the school, their community, society and the wider environment.

A representative from HOPE is available to talk with any school, teacher or student that wishes to learn more about HOPE’s work as part of their Junior Cycle studies. Click here to download our Teachers Resource Guide on the global issue of child labour.
[dt_button size=”big” style=”default” animation=”none” color_mode=”default” icon=”fa-download” icon_align=”left” color=”” link=”http://www.hopefoundation.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/HOPE-21-Schools-Immersion-Prog.-Teachers-Resource-Guide-Development-Education-Resource-2017-1.docx” target_blank=”true”]Teachers Resource Guide[/dt_button][/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”TY Mini Company” el_id=”1466322428826-f8b40b0d-051a”]The TY Mini Company programme, run in many schools, is a hands-on introduction for students to the world of business and marketing. By working together to fundraise for charity, students gain useful experience in setting up and running a small enterprise.

Students that select HOPE as their TY Mini Company partner will be encouraged to sell Butlers HOPE chocolate bars, Green Saffron Kolkata Chaap spice mix, or our handmade cards from our Life Skills income generation programme. Alternatively students may come up with their own product ideas.

Butlers Chocolate Bars

buttler-chocThe Hope Foundation is very lucky to have such a strong relationship with Butlers Irish Chocolates. Butlers make the Hope Truffle Chocolate Bar, of which all proceeds goes towards The Hope Foundation. Each bar is sold for €2, and while €0.80c covers the costs of production etc, the remaining €1.20 is donated directly to The Hope Foundation.This is a great opportunity for your TY mini-company to the world of business and marketing, as well as fundraising and raising awareness of The Hope Foundation, and the street and slum children in Kolkata.

Green Saffron

greenHOPE also partner with Green Saffron, a multi-award-winning family business based in Cork, Ireland. In support of HOPE, Arun from Green Saffron has created his version of the classic Kolkata Chaap spice blend based on well-loved traditional recipes. It is a delicious peppery curry, perfect with meat, chicken or vegetables.All profits from the sale of Kolkata Chaap blend go directly to HOPE. Why not help make a difference and treat yourself to this delicious and unique Bengali blend?

Unique Ideas

If you are looking for unique business ideas for your TY Mini-Company, scroll down to General Fundraising Ideas to help your brainstorming. For a list of ideas from A-Z Click here[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”YSI: Young Social Innovators” el_id=”1466322649030-6bc9fd71-18d8″]HOPE 21 - Secondary Schools - Image 11YSI is Ireland‘s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme for 15-18 year old teens.

YSI involves thousands of young people in Ireland each year in hundreds of projects and social enterprises which are youth-led, team-based and action-focused.

If you’re interested doing a project based on the social issues faced by The Hope Foundation in India, please get in touch with Carrie.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Host a School Fundraiser ” el_id=”1466322724508-018f6f7d-61eb”]You may also consider hosting a school fundraiser in aid of the Hope Foundation. Some ideas include: cake sales, non-uniform days, talent show, table quiz, jersey days, and Christmas carol singing. The Hope Foundation would be happy to provide some literature for display and handing out on the day, including posters, our annual report, our newsletter and information on child sponsorship and so forth. [/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Third Level Institutions and Groups” tab_id=”1466322766469-807dadef-53e9″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The Hope Foundation’s presence amongst third level students has been steadily expanding in recent years.Involvement can take numerous forms from HOPE Societys to volunteers to course placements.

A large numbers of these students may have been involved with HOPE during their secondary school years, and wish to continue their support once they continue on to college.

However we also have interest from students who are coming across HOPE for the first time and are interested in our work. There are very active HOPE Societies in both University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology. These Societies fundraise and organise social events during the college year, and are a wonderful way to make new friends and stay active in the community.

Many third level students also volunteer with HOPE in Kolkata during the summer, or as part of a college course. Of course, we welcome all students to help out with our DAY OF HOPE in October.

For more information on volunteering with HOPE, please visit our volunteer page
Or get in touch with the office for local volunteering / fundraising. office@hopefoundation.ie
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[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Start a Society” el_id=”1466323318380-85daee27-fe32″]If you would like to start a HOPE Society in your college, then please contact us and we would be happy to help.

Some of our current societies:

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Host a Fundraiser Participate in Day of HOPE” el_id=”1466323379163-e644f2f7-52e4″]HOPE 21 - THIRD LEVEL - DAY OF HOPE 3We are always looking for fundraisers to host events and fundraisers, such as table quizzes, coffee mornings, movie nights or maybe even something more unique.

You may also wish to help us sell Butlers HOPE chocolate bars and raise awareness on our National Day of HOPE, held every October. Hit the streets, classrooms, businesses or wherever you will find people!

If you have an idea for a fundraiser or would like to help out on Day of HOPE then please get in touch with us and we will help you get organised.
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Since 2009, Frobel College of Education in Dublin has worked in partnership with the Hope Foundation in Kolkata. With an immense amount of knowledge, skills and resources, these students embark on what can only be described as a life-changing experience. Frobel students spend one month in in which they organise workshops for teachers and directly teach the children. The Froebellian Method of Teaching provides additional English and Math support to the teachers and explores new teaching methods such as role play, active learning, use of play, phonics and art.The HOPE-Froebel Partnership is a dual exchange of ideas, resources and learning, providing the Irish students with a true insight into a different culture, way of life and teaching methods.


HOPE 21 - MARY I LOGOHOPE has been operating a partnership with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, for several years. Students from 3rd Year B.Eds have the opportunity to take a placement with HOPE projects in Kolkata for 3 weeks to fulfil their AEE (Additional Education Experience) requirements. Placements occur during the summer, and students will work across a range of HOPE projects including protection homes, crèches and coaching centres, delivering educational and recreational activities to the children.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”UniversityCourse Placements” el_id=”1466324405142-8bace535-82f5″]Where possible, The Hope Foundation is able to facilitate college placements from disciplines other than teacher training. Please note these are considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the course placement requirements, and availability in ¬¬¬our projects in Kolkata. Some examples of college courses that may be suitable include:

– International Development
– Early Childhood Studies
– Social Work
– Nursing

Visit our Volunteers Page, click here,for more info or contact:
padraig@hopefoundation.ie / admin@hopefoundation.ie[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Summer Volunteering in Kolkata” el_id=”1466324730914-318f85bb-873c”]We have a number of College students who spend some of their summer break in Kolkata volunteering with The Hope Foundation. If you have a minimum of 3 weeks to spend in Kolkata, you can make a difference as a HOPE volunteer and experience a truly rewarding time working with street children in India.

If you are interested in applying for the Volunteer Programme, please visit our dedicated Volunteer with HOPE page.
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