John Hope Bryant founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE visited Sandtonview High School, a suburb of the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg to inspire students about the importance of graduating school and the impact of a good education.
Kim Sterne joins the HOPE South Africa, Western Cape office as the Program Coordinator for all Banking on Our Future activities. Kim has a BA in Political Science, English and Sociology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in HIV and AIDS management from the same institution.
Kim has worked for various NGO’s and government departments in South Africa. Her...
As part of the 2012 Volunteer Appreciation Day, Operation HOPE Western Cape, has recognized the efforts of Mrs. Edwina Williams, HOD – Life Orientation at, Wynberg High School. As a registered HCV, Mrs Williams has spent more hours programming BOOF, than any other volunteer in the province. She has successfully completed the BOOF programme with 292 learners in 43 hours.
To show our appreciation,...
On Wednesday the 17th of October Operation HOPE celebrated World Dignity Day with over 400 learners from Itirele Zenzele Comprehensive High School in Diepsloot.
Brandvlei Correctional Centre (formerly Brandvlei Prison) is a prison situated on the bank of the Brandvlei Dam near Worcester,Western Cape, South Africa. It contains a maximum-security unit, a medium-security unit, and a juvenile unit.
Brandvlei Correctional Centre is the first prison to implement the BOOF programme in the Western Cape Province.
On an earlier visit on 15 March 2012, OHI programme manager...
We’re proud to report the recent certification ceremonies held Wynberg High School in Cape Town, South Africa, after learners successfully completed the Banking on Our Future Programme. After weeks studying the basics of financial management, students learned how to incorporate dignity into their finances through wise spending, goal-setting, and constant learning. The award ceremonies were done during the...
At the heart of a good education lies a good curriculum. Curricula make the greatest impact on students when educational content introduce values that help student become forward-thinking adults who utilize constant learning and self-confidence.
We think that our Banking on Our Future curriculum doesn’t just work by teaching facts to children about financial management. In part, Banking on Our Future students...
67 minutes is not a long time, but it is certainly enough to begin a journey of service to the community. On July 18th, people worldwide celebrated Nelson Mandela’s birthday by devoting 67 minutes or more to volunteerism. As part of this 67 minutes initiative, Operation HOPE and HOPE Corps volunteers visited Realogile High School in Alexandra to implement BOOF in a Day.
Chief Executive Officer Mary Hagerty Ehrsam speaks at the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center Young African Leaders Innovation Summit in Washington D.C.
It's Moses Ramathatele from your BOOF class that you had at Progress High School on April 16, 2012. We (the entire class) just wanted to say hello and tell you and Mohau how much we miss you guys. You gave us so much inspiration and made us see ourselves in a different light and believe in ourselves.
Nestled in Woodstock, Cape Town, a small school of 8 teachers and 375 students welcomed some big changes with the introduction of Banking on Our Future into its curriculum.
A volunteer reflects on her experience teaching BOOF: "These intelligent young people just needed to be showed the right direction and supported to help them rise above their circumstances to become valued and contributing members of society."
A warm welcome to Allison Herbert, Operation HOPE's summer intern for the Cape Town office!