Job is a boy here at The City of Hope who loves to play and is thankful for the people who have taken care of him here! Thank you for your support of kids like Job!
Ester is a beautiful young lady here at The City of Hope. She loves the schooling she receives and wants to be a Nurse when she grows up!
Thank you for supporting children like Ester and Teamwork City of Hope!
Emanuel John is a boy who loves God and loves others, helping people is something he cares very much for. Thank you for helping make a difference in his life!
At this time, TCOH has over 400 students coming to learn at Destiny Primary School. Some are our sponsored children while others come from the surrounding villages. There are also those who come from as far away as the Serengeti because they know the value of education. Right now our oldest students are getting ready to graduate from primary school, and we would like to provide them with the next step, a secondary school. This school in Ntagatcha will cost $375,000. It has an estimated completion time of two years and will allow for us to teach 1000 students at a time. If you or someone you know would like to contribute to this project financially you can donate here. Thank you!
OUR secondary school is important: HERE IS WHY:
1.The system of education in Tanzania is mainly based on Swahili as a medium of instruction. Destiny Primary being an English medium school will produce children who will require an English medium school at the post primary level. We are located where there is no such adequate local education. We need to provide appropriate secondary education ourselves.
2. As an organization committed to excellence, having our own secondary school will ensure continuity of better results and performance carried over from our primary school. Recently three of our children emerged at the top in the district examination.
3.Our school will be able to provide a learning environment that is Christian-based. This will help to raise a generation that is godly; firmly rooted and established in the word of God. We cannot find such a school in this area.
4.The location of the school is a blessing in itself. The school will continue to attract children from the two warring clans and help build unity between them. The school will be instrumental in peace building, enhancing cohesion and eventual reconciliation of these communities that have never co-existed peacefully for decades.
5.Our vision of nurturing and growing the dreams and talents of children with a focus on institutionalised self-sustainability, is one of a kind in this country. This has attracted the national government. The recent presidential delegation that came to TCOH emphasized the government’s determination to make it a national model school, where schools and other government agencies will be coming to learn and replicate these practice all over the country. Having our own secondary school will strengthen and fortify this resolve .
6.The school will provide much needed education to our TCOH children and the wider community which will help reintegrate our kids in the greater society.
7.The school is vital to the education of local community in which we serve. Providing an initial formal education , technical and agricultural skills, will help our children to grow up with a much better chance of earning their own living .
8.Demand for education is highly competitive, many children are left out as the number of schools has not kept pace with high population growth.
9.)ur school will create a secure and caring environments in which children of different abilities can experience success and achieve their full potential within a broad and balanced curriculum.
Characteristics of TCOH schools.
1.Provide wholistic program of activities
2.High quality teaching and learning
3.Child centred teaching programs
4.High standards of skill based training.
5.Moderate class size. 35-45 students.
6.Sensitive to plight of every child-this will not happen in public schools
7.Regular monitoring and evaluation to enhance and sustain quality.
For those of you who haven’t visited Ntagatcha, Christopher John is our general manager. He oversees the day to day activities of everyone involved. Pastor, farmer, translater, driver, father, and friend. He is an essential piece to our organization.
Deborah Weaver of Campbell University shares about their involvement at the TCOH.
Consolata was one of our first children to live in our children’s home. Thank you everyone who helped make a difference in her life!
A seminar exploring questions in medical missions…
This workshop will bring together scientific and biblical principles of health and agriculture, cross-cultural methods of communication, and skills in establishing relationships that facilitate behavioral changes for the improvement of health, nutrition, and care for the environment.
First session: July 3-August 29 2012, The application deadline has passes. Other dates to be offered in the future.
Typical day: Half day spent in discussion-style seminars, half day in community health outreach.
Faculty: Dan Fountain MD, Ty Hopkins MD, others TBA
- Discuss basic principles of community health.
- Identify obstacles to changing health-related behavior.
- Describe the dynamics of culture and how cultures function.
- List cultural values that favor progress and health and others that impede them.
- List and describe biblical and cultural foundations for community health.
- Describe principles and practical applications of cross-cultural communication.
- Outline worldview assumptions and values of traditional, Islamic and Western cultures.
- Describe principles and methods of participatory non-formal adult education.
- List principles of planning, organizing, and financing health programs.
- Describe principles of motivating and empowering community leaders in health and development activities.
- Describe the process of decentralizing primary health care to make it accessible to everyone.
- Describe the organization of pre-school , antenatal, and family health consultations, the enlarged program of vaccinations, and nutrition services
- Describe effective no-cost methods of restoring soil fertility and restoration of forests.
Location/Facility: This seminar will take place in Ntagatcha, Tanzania, 45 miles east of Lake Victoria, near the Kenyan border. This small, rural village is rich in natural resources but poorly developed. Before City of Hope, education and healthcare were the worst in Tanzania, and to date, there is no electricity, poor sanitation and poor roads. City of hope has built a school and a small hospital which are already raising the standard of education and healthcare.
Students will stay in simple but comfortable dorm style housing and meals will be shared as a community.
Dan Fountain, MD, MPH
Dr. Dan Fountain spent 35 years as a medical missionary in the Vanga Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire). In partnership with the Congolese healthcare staff, he helped develop a comprehensive health service consisting of a 400 bed multi-specialty training hospital, training programs for diploma and auxiliary paramedical personnel, a rural health zone with a decentralized network of 50 rural health centers bringing primary health care to 250,000 people in 300 communities, community health initiatives throughout the health zone, a family medicine residency training program, and a wholistic approach to caring for the whole person with special adaptations for caring for persons with HIV/AIDS.
Since 1996, Dr. Fountain has taught whole person care and community health in various countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He facilitates workshops to train health professionals serving the poor domestically and internationally. He is on the overseas faculty of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and on the board of Project MedSend. He has written several books in French and English for primary health care personnel, and books on the biblical basis for health and healing.
Ty Hopkins, MD
Dr. Ty Hopkins has been training and mentoring future medical missionaries since completing his residency in Family Practice at Eastern Maine Medical Center in 2003. After residency he volunteered full time as medical director for organizations working in various mission fields including prisons, disaster relief, academia, families in crisis, and several locations in Latin America and Africa. He is currently the medical director at City of Hope doing wholistic transformational development in Tanzania. Dr. Hopkins is passionate about integrating a biblical understanding of health and personhood with medicine and is mentoring medical students through the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He is on the faculty of the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and Campbell University where he directs clinical preceptorships in global health as well as lectures on ethics, medical humanities, and cross cultural healthcare ministry. He is married and has two children.
TCOH volunteer Michael Thornton created this short video to show what the life of the children is like. We would also like to thank him for the many photos he took on his trip as many are featured on our site.
This is a Teamwork City of Hope update and overview. The video was created by Dr. Chacha’s son, Mwita, during his time there summer 2010. You can see more of his work at www.mwendollc.com .