A United States based nonprofit with operations in Rwanda, Africa, Hope Shines is on a mission to empower and equip youth with life-skills that will prepare them for brighter futures as adults and ultimately break them of the poverty cycle. Our relentless pursuit of transforming the lives of vulnerable and at-risk youth in Rwanda is at the core of our work. Our intentional efforts are centered on holistic youth development and we do this through strategically designed programs that meet the needs of children, that will not only improve their chances of success in the future, but also add hope and happiness back to their lives.
To enhance and improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda through unique education and health programs.
We envision a Rwanda where vulnerable youth are empowered to achieve their fullest potential and become leaders in their communities.
Our values are at the foundation of everything we do at Hope Shines. Values help us create the future we want to experience. Our values influence our efforts and actions and we seek to align with those people and organizations that also share or believe in our values.
Everything we do, we do honestly and in a transparent manner and we do what we say we will do.
We believe that the lasting path to youth development is through operating sustainably, both financially and programmatic.
In all that we do, we will always put the children we serve as our top priority and provide a safe environment from which to learn.
All children have the right to live happy and healthy lives, no matter their status in society and Hope Shines will provide every opportunity towards this.
We will constantly seek to positively impact children by optimizing our resources at all times when those resources are available.
We view our programming as a direct means to address identified issues with our children. Each program serves a purpose and are developed through thoughtful and collaborative inputs from all staff. Our understanding of the need comes from our parents committee, social worker data, and annual home visits.