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infographic 2.1Over the last few weeks, we’ve had the privilege of speaking to the listeners of Spirit Radio about our work. This is part of a series that we will be continuing into May of this year, talking about the issues facing the poorest people in our world today and what we are doing to address them.

Links to all of the podcasts are here!

April 20th: Stephen chatted with Brian about Team Hope and healthcare.

Making quality healthcare available to all, particularly children, regardless of income levels, has been a major driving force of Team Hope’s partners. Whether through clinics, hospitals, HIV/AIDS care or many other components, at all times we are looking to bring sustainable care to all those in real need. Read more about Team Hope and Healthcare here.

“You don’t only give them what they need, you give them hope” –Brian Farrell, Spirit Radio

 

April 13th: Niall chatted to Spirit Radio about Team Hope’s approach to addressing hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more about Team Hope’s work in Africa:

April 6th: Listen back here to Alan McElwee’s interview where he discussed our Community Development Projects in Africa and our love for God.

“…we are motivated by compassion, by love… We take a very wholistic approach where both… the spiritual and the practical are equally important”

30th March: Stephen spoke with Dom about Team Hope’s Community Development Project work in Eastern Europe, Middle and Far East. Listen back here. Team Hope recently focused on it’s work in Syria with an Appeal for Aleppo, which raised over €20,000 to help our partner there to continue providing medical care and basics like food and clothing. When the earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015, Team Hope mobilised support for our partner there to distribute temporary shelter and blankets etc. for some of the many thousands made homeless.

23rd March: Stephen spoke with Brian Farrell about Team Hope’s Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach to this project work. Stephen described how through our in-country partners, we work with communities to first appreciate their own resources and requirements, not just focusing on the problems. Then working with the community leaders towards community-driven solutions, with Team Hope providing external support based on their programme experience and funding support.

This ABCD approach often involves a consultation process within the local communities, to understand how the local people are being affected and how they are willing to be a part of the solution with Team Hope, as project participants.

DSCN3328“[Team Hope’s approach is about] teaching people that they have assets of their own, whether it’s their labour or a field to grow crops in…. Teaching people that they have the ability, somehow, to help themselves. People need to feel… self-worth.”

You can download our infographic as a PDF where you can find more information through the links.

Here the full interview here.

16th March: Carol, our National Shoebox Manager, talked about our partners around the world and the type of work that they do.

Africa 182“People think that we’re the shoebox people but, actually, for these children there are 365 days of the year, not just the day they receive the shoebox. We want to help them and the shoebox opens doors into their lives, into their communities. So we help them through healthcare, through education, through income generation projects in their families and their communities… we have worked in over 51 countries!”

Listen back to Carol’s full interview here: 

9th March: Niall introduced Team Hope and talked about:

 

Niall mentioned 2 bible verses that are at the centre of how Team Hope began:

DSC_54401 John 3:17           “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”

Proverbs 31:8-9          Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves… defend the rights of the poor and needy.

You can download our infographic as a PDF where you can find more information through the links.

 

Podcasts:

Niall Barry – Team Hope: ‘Why We Do What We Do’

Team Hope – Carol Hennessy

Stephen Conway – The work of Team Hope

Team Hope: Eastern Europe – Stephen Conway

Alan McElwee – Team Hope in Africa

Team Hope: Niall Barry – The Importance of Addressing Hunger in Africa