Hope365 is a charity which rescues and empowers street kids and vulnerable boys and girls in the large town of Shashemene in Ethiopia. The Northern Irish charity with International NGQ status has been transforming the lives of children by offering ‘group homes’, school education and critical support. The charity was recently gifted Denman brushes for the children and babies in their care and Denman will offer ongoing gifts as required.
Michael Holmes, Chief Executive of Hope365 said: “It’s hard for us to imagine the level of poverty these children experience. In most cases if they have one set of clothes, that is as good as it gets! They would never have the opportunity of owning their own quality hairbrush and yet they take such pride in how they present themselves. We are very grateful for all the various brushes and combs Denman provided.”
The charity’s most recent commitment is to establish the Hope365 Academy created to offer education for almost 400 of the most vulnerable boys and girls and provide them with not only a good education but also a nutritious breakfast and school dinner. Entrance criteria for the school (which is free) is that all pupils are either full or partially orphaned or come from one of the poorest families in the town.