Life Continues – Even in a Pandemic

Life Continues – Even in a Pandemic

When you think of the phrase, “When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” I think of Roja. The very first child that came to Hope Now so many years ago, Roja has always been a smart, determined young woman. When Roja graduated from KIMS Medical College in 2019...
A wild and uncertain time

A wild and uncertain time

Who could have imagined our new world with the lockdowns, uncertainty and fear reverberating throughout the world? It is difficult for all of us to take in the sudden and gripping change COVID-19 has ushered into our daily lives. We at Hope Now feel it is vital to...
2019 Was a Smashing Success

2019 Was a Smashing Success

This Year Has Been a Smashing Success! The rains have passed, the nights are cooler and all the kids have new knit caps to keep them warm. As another year comes to an end, we want to look back and remember all the little and big things that happened this year. The...
Dreams Do Come True

Dreams Do Come True

In a simple ceremony, in a simple small space, surrounded by his future in laws and people who love him, Vinod got married on a Saturday in November to a beautiful girl named Shruthi. A happy ending for a young man who found himself orphaned many years ago after his...
Creating Opportunities Part II

Creating Opportunities Part II

Sanjana and Bheemamma are enrolled in a two-year tailoring course. They are learning how to sew pantaloons, the undergarments for an Indian outfit. Not all is equal in the developing world. India presents unique challenges for our kids living with HIV. Sometimes we...
To a New Year with Gratitude

To a New Year with Gratitude

Roja, second from left, and her classmates at KIMS Medical College. She will graduate in 2019 and is already planning for her future. Another year is coming to a close. It is always a bit jarring to realize how quickly time seems to pass – especially with children....
Back to School

Back to School

Summer is over, the cool weather is moving in and the kids are back in school. Always a bittersweet time of year. The long hours playing cricket or an afternoon game of chess are done. Time for 6 days a week of school – half day on Saturday – and evening...
Creating new possibilities

Creating new possibilities

Summer vacation was filled with many learning opportunities this year. Many of the children have been asking to learn some of the traditional Indian handicraft skills. There are so many interesting, historical and creative kinds of arts and crafts that the Indian...
Vision Boards – A Great Way to Imagine

Vision Boards – A Great Way to Imagine

Spending time with 50-plus kids on a hot Saturday afternoon making vision boards is a great way to imagine what life can be. With the swirling, consistent chatter of teenagers and middle schoolers engaged in what it means to plan, comes a particular satisfaction in...

Happy New Year

It has been an amazing year. In 2017 we sent 11 kids to college, 1 to trade school, hired a teacher to help with homework and English lessons in the evenings so our kids can navigate their new English-medium school day to day. We hired a new set of house parents who...

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