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Give them a chance to all they were meant to be

Bridge of Hope gives children:

Quality education. Learning to read and write is the key to a future of hope for your child.

Teaching the Children

A daily meal. At the Bridge of Hope center, your child will receive a healthy, balanced meal.

Daily Meal

Medical care. Periodic checkups are supplemented by teaching children habits of good hygiene.

Medical Checkup

Bridge of Hope is designed to uplift entire communities.

As children’s lives are transformed in Bridge of Hope, they bring new aspirations and knowledge home with them, and their families benefit as a result. Even beyond this, Bridge of Hope does much to uplift the communities it serves.

Bridge of Hope staff members regularly visit with the parents of students to encourage and counsel with them. The staff members also conduct monthly meetings for parents.

Bridge of Hope regularly provides students with practical gifts, and some of these gifts, like kitchenware items and bath soap, help the whole family.

The students themselves participate in projects to serve their communities, like during Community Day, when students help clean up their village. They also take part in awareness rallies that help educate their communities about societal concerns like tuberculosis, AIDS, illiteracy and child labor.

All of the ministries of Bridge of Hope are rooted in the compassion of God, who loves these people dearly and cares about every aspect of their lives.

In addition, 100% of your support for GFA's Bridge of Hope Program goes to the field.

Write to Your Child

You can regularly correspond with your child, which gives you the chance to be part of their life. Imagine how much of a difference it will make when you write to them!

Real letters from children

“My father expired in Tsunami at 2004.”

“I am Saruhasan, studying in fifth grade. My father expired in Tsunami at 2004. ... I like to play hand ball, carrom board and long jump. ... Thank you so much for helping me. Yours lovingly,”

– Saru, 8 years old (at the time the letter was written)

Besides Bridge of Hope, there is none at home or school or even in the community where they live who would encourage them to excel in their studies or talents. They come from very poor backgrounds. No one is ready to help them. No one is willing to teach them. But these children are [dear] to us.

–Gandhali, a Bridge of Hope tutor

Through the weekly activities at Bridge of Hope centers, children:

  • Get tutoring to help them not just pass but even excel in their studies.
  • Learn cultural songs and dances.
  • Are taught general information about the world.
  • Have opportunities to socialize under the kind supervision and encouragement of their teachers.

The staff members also conduct events to help the children discover their potential.
These events include:

  • Singing and dancing in public, like acting in plays and performing dances for the community.
  • Creating and displaying art and crafts for their annual exhibition or for “Colors of Hope,” an art competition in which students draw or paint a given topic and enter their piece in a program-wide competition.
  • Participating in projects to serve their communities, like during Community Day, when students help clean up and conduct other community services for their village. They also take part in awareness rallies that help educate their communities about societal concerns like tuberculosis, AIDS, illiteracy and child labor.
  • Playing sports on Sports Day and on other occasions.

The children in some centers also have the opportunity to take field trips to places like post offices, police stations, fire stations, airports, train stations and science exhibitions.