Hope Children's Home: Team Conker Tough Mudder Race
Organized by: Team Conker
We (Chelsea Mangal, Anthony Haripaul, Joshua Harris, and Natasha Persaud) are running the Tough Mudder race for the first time on June 18th, 2016. We hope to use our Tough Mudder experience in a way that is more than testing our physical and mental grit. We would like to use this run as a way to help children in need. Please donate and help these children with the many needs they are currently facing. Current projects are ensuring adequate water supply, providing proper bedding, obtaining electrical access, replacing inadequate stove, sourcing transportation needs, and preparing the older children for life after they leave the orphanage. With your donation, we hope to ease a little of the burdens placed on these children at such a young age.
Founded in 2001, Hope Children’s Home offers loving care to abused and neglected children of Guyana. Some of these children are severely abused and/or molested while others are left alone for days with no one to care for them. A number of children are abandoned at birth, while others are abandoned by parents who have immigrated to other countries in search for a better life. Still more children are left orphaned resulting from the death of one or both parents. Hope Children’s Home houses up to 50 children ranging from a few weeks old to 18 years of age. The children are fed and clothed and given a clean, caring and safe environment. Every effort is made to reunite children with relatives and to place those that have reached 18 years of age in a suitable location. The mission of Hope Children’s Home is to develop the whole child by training the mind, character and spirit of each child to achieve his or her full potential in life. Hope encourages the awareness in children of their individual skills and abilities. Hope promotes commitment to self-betterment by upholding standards of: trustworthiness, respect, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. Hope teaches children to be in control of their choices, thus preparing them for personal responsibility throughout their life.