Hope is Life is a non-profit organization that works to create vibrant communities around the world where children can enjoy a peaceful, healthy life and receive proper education without any form of prejudice.

All of humanity belongs to the same family. Hope is Life believes that the world of humanity is a composite body—when part of the body suffers, the rest will feel the consequences. The advancement in education and economic progress depends largely on natural stirrings at the grassroots level. Programs aimed at the betterment of youth will empower communities, resulting in the transformation of society.

If you would like to contribute to Hope is Life’s activities, whether it be to provide scholarships to children in need, to build libraries in remote parts of the world, or to enhance the welfare of communities, you can donate via PayPal.


UPDATE: We have great news! With your generous and kind support, Hope is Life was recently able to purchase a van for the Borni English School in Manipur, India. With this transportation, students can now attend school throughout the monsoon season, since they cannot walk the long distance from their homes to the school in the seasonal, pouring rain.

Located in a remote village in the northeast part of India, the school—run by Joseph Nshimbani and his wife, Bilashini—has been supported by Hope is Life for the past few years. A vast majority of the students belong to families of farmers, whose income completely depends on the annual harvest.

Our next step with the school involves fundraising for a new administration block and two new guest rooms to house teachers from overseas who are participating in a teacher exchange program. (2 photos)
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1 week ago  ·  

Today marks five years since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. I can distinctively remember hearing the news from miles away while studying in Bangkok, Thailand, and again looked at my parents and asked, "Can we go?" With the support of Ruamudee International School and many others, we are happy to report that more children are going to school than ever before. Hope is Life Foundation committed these past five years in providing scholarships, teacher training and to the repairing and building of schools. In Oct 2014, Hope is Life Foundation opened its newest school in a small town called Corlette in Petion Ville, Haiti.

Much of our work in Haiti focuses on the children in partnership with the local community leaders. With the empowerment of local communities, Haiti has a bright future. We want to thank all of our supporters, for without you, my dreams to help children around the world would never come to fruition. (9 photos)
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2 months ago  ·  

We have just received some great news from the Borni English school in Manipur, India, which we have been supporting for the past few years! Joseph Nshimbani, our dear friend and Borni School Trustee, is now adding an administration block and two new guest rooms to the school. These guest rooms will function as housing for teachers from Finland, who will be teaching at the school as part of a teacher exchange.

However, as the rainy season approaches, less and less children are attending school since they must walk from distant villages. Joseph has purchased a van using installments, but does not have enough funds to cover the remaining amount of Rs. 300,000 (US $4,698). He is now appealing to Hope is Life to support him in buying the van so that his students can continue attending school through the monsoons.

Every donation will help! Please visit www.hopeislife.org/donate/ to contribute today. Many many thanks for your continued support!
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2 months ago  ·  

Ten years after the calamity caused by the deadliest tsunami on record, the memory of that fateful event is still fresh in our mind. Natascha Yogachandra (Chairperson of Hope is Life Foundation) who was 11 years old on that day, together with her parents visited the affected areas in South India and Sri Lanka providing comfort, love, educational materials and text books to schools in affected areas and repairing day care centers. As a result of our visit, Hope is Life Foundation initiated the Butterfly Project for training teachers in day care centers in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The Project involves supplying pre-schools with developmentally appropriate educational materials and provide training to hundreds of teachers and helpers at the day care centers, known as Anganwadis.

I thank our donors, friends and family members who continue to encourage us; for without you, none of this would be possible. We are deeply grateful to you all.

In the morning of December 26, 2004, the 9.2 magnitude undersea quake, which unleashed 1,500 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb, causing death and devastation all along the coast and killed more than 220,000 people across 14 countries as apart as Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. On this day, we remember all the victims and the survivors. (10 photos)
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2 months ago  ·  

To all our dear friends,

2014 has been another great year for us, filled with times of happiness and extreme appreciation for all the support we continue to receive. The foundation has been able to accomplish some special and long-term goals, such as completing the construction of a school in Haiti. Plus, I have also reached a great milestone in my life earlier this year, as I graduated from New York University in May.

Our projects continue to offer support to children from Haiti to India, from Sierra Leone to Thailand. Without your endless encouragement and generous contributions, I would not be writing this letter today. We sincerely appreciate all of your support that allows us to work for the betterment of children around the world.

At this time when we bid farewell to 2014 and enter the new year, I want to send my heartfelt love and best wishes to you all. I also make a solemn commitment to continue to work to give high priority to the rights of children to make sure they receive a proper education in safe environments.

I thank our donors, friends and family members who continue to encourage me; for without you, none of this would be possible. I am deeply grateful to you all. For more information about our activities, please visit our site, www.hopeislife.org

Natascha Yogachandra
Chair Person, Co-Founder
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2 months ago  ·