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SERVICES

COMMUNITY

HopeTown is a community of young people who want to change and grow in life. We meet in different age groups (kids, teenagers, youth) once a week and build into healthy trustworthy relationships. We cook amazing meals, eat together, serve each other, support in crisis, pray for each other and learn more about life and God. The community aspect is the foundation for every project we do in HopeTown.

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Skills Training

There is huge unemployment among the young people in Ocean View. Those who have dropped out of school, often have no chance to get a job. We believe this doesn’t need to be the end. We offer internships and train local, young people on the job. Our workshop areas are:

  • Screen Printing (T-shirt, Hoodies, bags, kids clothes...)

  • Jewellery making (Brass & Copper Jewellery, keyrings)

  • Sewing work (bags, aprons, purses)

  • Leatherwork (keyrings, wallets, labels, bags)

  • Artistry painting (spoons, piggybank, pots...)

 

We want to see them grow in social skills, work ethics, character, teamwork, quality control, self-confidence and to become more job-ready for their next step in life. 

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HopeTown Student Hub

We provide a safe space for struggling High Schoolers to learn and grow in their academics. On three afternoons our centre is open to support, encourage and tutor the young people in their homework and help them to achieve better marks. 

We challenge them to grow, train their learning skills, to get a vision for education and qualifications and to help them in finding direction towards their professional future.

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Art Education

We invest into creativity. There is so much more in life to be discovered and explored and we love to help them on the journey. We train the young people to think outside of the box and how to start to draw from scratch. We aim to to raise young, passionate creative people with a sense for beauty and the basic skills to design their own picture.

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HopeTown Surf

We take groups of Kids and Teenagers out of Ocean View to the beach. We teach them how to swim and how to behave in the open ocean. Once this is done, the surf adventure begins. It's amazing to see how they change from anxious, quiet kids to confident, strong and outspoken personalities. They are not "kids-at-risk" or "problem-children" anymore. They are surfers.

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HopeTown Horse

Once a week we take a group of teenagers to a horse farm in the valley. We teach them how to care for a horse and how to overcome fear and tackle challenges. A horse is an extremely social animal and they model healthy relationships. It’s an amazing opportunity for the young people to spend some time outside of Ocean View and to be exposed to animals and beautiful nature. To build up a friendship with a horse or even learn how to ride is a life- changing experience.

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HopeTown Floorball

Twice a week we play a great game in the community what is called Floorball. We introduced this amazing sport a couple of years ago to the kids and they love it. It is a kind of a street hockey and can be played in the middle of the community. We know that sport is such a great key to reach peoples hearts. Floorball is exciting to play and watch, because of the speed and action during the matches, the quick transitions and the number of possible goals. Our team believes in the nurturing of youths in the development of mind, character and fitness through the game of floorball.

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HopeTown Dance

We love to invest in girls and dance is a great tool to reach their hearts. It is not so much about being a good dancer but more to learn to be confident in your body and to love yourself. We help the girls to grow in character and self-respect and allow them to speak about themselves.

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HopeTown Internships

We love to invest in young people deeply. We’re dedicated to empowering young men and women to put their God-given skills to work and train them on the job. We see the people we serve as individuals created in God’s image, and instead of charity, we offer a training opportunity that affirms their potential as positive influence in the community. Our tools are skills training, character training, serving the community, mentoring and basic leadership training. The internship starts with a three month trial period and can go up to a year. 

The internship can be extended to a second year what is called the "Young Leader Learnership".  This includes more training in leadership and more responsibility in leading different activities and clubs.

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HopeTown Floorball

Twice a week we play a great game in the community what is called Floorball. We introduced this amazing sport a couple of years ago to the kids and they love it. It is a kind of a street hockey and can be played in the middle of the community. We know that sport is such a great key to reach peoples hearts. Floorball is exciting to play and watch, because of the speed and action during the matches, the quick transitions and the number of possible goals. Our team believes in the nurturing of youths in the development of mind, character and fitness through the game of floorball.