HFK's many education support programs include school sponsorship, after-school tutoring programs & the kids’ souk, fieldtrip opportunities, child sponsorships and support, and more.
Living in an urban poverty setting poses unique challenges to children’s education. It is not uncommon for children to take months or even years off from school due to economic hardship or in order to look after ill family members. These long interruptions affect both the continuity and quality of their education. Poor nutrition frequently interferes with children’s performance at school as it further impedes their ability to concentrate and think. Due to these factors, is quite common for classrooms to have children of varied ages all in the same class (for instance having a 9-year-old, 11-year-old, and 14-year-old together in a grade 4 class).
Hope for Korah offers poor and needy children an opportunity to attend local schools in the Korah area and receive an education by assisting with the cost of school fees, uniforms, and supplies. Supplementary tutoring is also available to HFK students after school to promote learning and to meet the individual needs of our students. By offering holistic support to the entire family unit through Education and Family Sponsorship, HFK seeks to remove as many barriers as possible that could be standing in the way of our students’ academic goals and success.
While HFK’s primary focus is Family Sponsorship, we do offer Child Sponsorship for those children who are not in sponsored families and who demonstrate significant need. Sponsorship provides a child in Korah with the opportunity to attend a local school, engage in HFK tutoring and youth programming, receive basic medical care, and receive nutritious breakfasts through the Berta Breakfast program. This helps Korah families who might otherwise not be able to afford education and medical care for their child. Providing education is a significant step towards improving the lives and futures of young people in Korah!
HFK seeks to make learning fun, engaging and dynamic through offering a field-trip for different students each year. In the past, field trips have included trips to the zoo, the arcade, and even out to a restaurant. For many children in Korah, these are experiences that they have never had before, and their excitement is contagious! The van rides to and from are always full of laughter, singing and animated conversation between students.