The House of Hope - Bethlehem
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e House of Hope has three aims:
- To show children and adults who are blind or have special needs that they are loved, valued and cared for.
- To teach practical skills that will benefit them, their families and communities.
- To introduce all to Jesus as their personal Saviour and to encourage a Christian community.
What We Do at the House of Hope
We provide daycare and a school for children. There are no provisions made for children with special needs within the mainstream school system so these children would often otherwise be excluded. At our school they receive an education and learn essential practical skills that allow them to live more independent lives.
There is also a boarding section where children are cared for 24/7. The children are cared for by local staff and volunteers from overseas. They visit their families for one weekend a month and during holidays.
At House of Hope we offer adults employment through our wood workshop. Several of our past employees have gone on to open successful shops of their own in the Bethlehem area. There is also a residence for blind adults and young men who have out-grown the boarding section of the children's facilities. We try to find small jobs for the young men to do either around House of Hope or on other projects in the Bethlehem area.