What services does HOPE provide?
HOPE provides Career Planning, Financial Aid in the form of Scholarships, and English Language Support.
Why is Help Them HOPE needed?
In Peru, there are very few supports for people with disabilities from low-income families. Only one in ten people with disabilities study at a higher level institute. Less than 30% have formal work. The services of HOPE are needed to provide a pathway to higher-level education and employment.
Who founded HOPE?
John Whelan founded HOPE in 2011. While volunteering in Peru from 2007 to 2009, John from Ireland saw the lack of higher-level educational opportunities for people with disabilities. John founded Help Them HOPE in 2011 to provide financial aid in the form of scholarships to youth with disabilities. John continues to lead HOPE and has directly worked with more than 100 Scholars. John's spouse, Karina, is Peruvian, and they have two children.
Where is HOPE registered?
Help Them HOPE is registered in Peru as a civil association.
Personal Philanthropy, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit Social Enterprise, is the fiscal sponsor of Help Them HOPE in the USA.