Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Finding Help and Hope in an After-School Program

Finding Help and Hope in an After-School Program

Friday, September 21, 2018

Verma sells clothes at the local market and her husband works in a sewing workshop. They own a small plot of land and have lived in this part of Bolivia for seven years. 


Fathers share Hope in Bugubo, Uganda

Fathers share Hope in Bugubo, Uganda

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Baligeya is a 62-year-old farmer and a father of eleven living in Bugubo village near Bugiri, Uganda. He is one of the many older males that make up the fathers’ club at his church. Being a part of this group has inspired him spiritually and taught him agricultural and animal rearing skills to help him support his family. 


A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

Friday, July 13, 2018

Twenty-four-year-old Geoffrey Ade, is the Youth Development Officer for FKF (Football Kenya Federation), a position that puts him in charge of all the youth players in the Kenyan national football teams. Never in his wildest dreams did Geoffrey imagine himself working with a football organization and surely not at a national level.  


Katiti Preschool Building Nearing Completion

Katiti Preschool Building Nearing Completion

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The new preschool on Mbabala Island, Zambia is nearly finished. Now, the only work remaining is a small amount of plastering on the outside of the building, installing windows and doors and painting. The support of the local communities around Katiti has been fantastic due to a high level of volunteerism in the local churches and the community's desire to see their children educated to the highest level possible. 


Q&A with Board Member, Julie Montgomery

Q&A with Board Member, Julie Montgomery

Thursday, July 12, 2018

What prompted you to be a board member with Bright Hope?
I have had the opportunity to travel across the world with Bright Hope as their lead photographer the past 6 years. When the opportunity presented itself to be involved away from the lens too, I was excited to step into a different role. I believe in the work of Bright Hope, and am excited to be walking alongside them in a new way. 


A Message from C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Summer 2018

A Message from C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Summer 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Growing up, summers were sometimes boring. However, there was usually that one activity I couldn't wait for such as a summer camp, a family vacation, or a visit to my grandparents' farm. Anticipation! Sometimes we love it, other times it just makes time go by more slowly. 


Bringing a Mobile Medical Clinic to Delone

Bringing a Mobile Medical Clinic to Delone

Thursday, July 12, 2018

When Dr. Gemima Jean and her husband Pastor Ruegens Jean married two years ago, they prayed for an opportunity so she could use her medical skills to serve their community. However, with no hospital or clinic in the area, she was forced to work in the regional capital, Gonaives, during the week. 


Uganda the pearl Africa

Uganda, the pearl of Africa

Friday, June 22, 2018

Uganda is the pearl of Africa...rivers flow from one corner to the other connected to fresh water lakes, there are mountains with snow-capped peaks, forests with majestic trees soaring high in the sky, abundant green vegetation, wild and domestic animals but above all, Uganda is gifted with warm and hospitable people. It’s the uniqueness of Uganda’s people that makes the African nation very special. The country is made up of over 56 tribes- each speaking a different dialect and practicing different cultural activities. 


Hope for Abandoned Mothers

Hope for Abandoned Mothers

Thursday, May 10, 2018

El Alto is one of the coldest cities in Bolivia. In winter, the temperature can drop down to 17 degrees Fahrenheit. And of all the neighborhoods in El Alto, Alto Lima is one of the coldest, as it reaches the foothills of Mount Huayna Potosí, one of the three snow-capped mountains that surround the city. 


Education: the most powerful weapon against poverty

Education: the most powerful weapon against poverty

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Elika had a difficult upbringing, filled with many setbacks. Had she not received support from the local church or a Bright Hope scholarship, her story may have turned out very differently. 


Harvesting Hope

Harvesting Hope

Monday, March 05, 2018

Can you imagine what life would be like if you had 16 children? How would you feed them all or afford to send each of them to school? While this may be difficult to fathom in places like the U.S., families of this size are still common in rural and impoverished areas in Uganda. This is the reality for fathers like Peter. 


Graduation on Mbabala Island

Graduation on Mbabala Island

Monday, February 26, 2018

“Knowing and Doing” is a biblical foundations course for believers. There are 20 separate lessons in the course covering a wide range of core Christian beliefs. A group of almost forty participants from four denominations have been engaged in this training for the last 2 years. The participants included a number of pastors, elders, church leaders, ministry workers and the GROW agricultural trainees.