Lima, Peru (PRWEB) March 15, 2008
The Colour of Hope charity was officially formed in August 2007* and works to reduce poverty, advance education and promote employment amongst disadvantaged young people leaving care homes in Lima, Peru.
Margaret Stevens, Chair of The Colour of Hope, said, "We are so grateful to WebSpanish for its support and commitment to our work. Many people and businesses give to children's charities or the elderly, but often less so to young adults. Thank you, WebSpanish, for recognizing the difficulties faced by these underprivileged young people in Lima. Your donations will go a long way in making a difference and providing the opportunities they need."
The majority of the young people The Colour of Hope works with have previously been street children, coming from backgrounds of domestic violence, extreme poverty, drug addiction and abuse. Once they grow up, they're forced to leave care, find a job and start supporting themselves. Yet the problems of their past, lack of family support and insufficient financial resources make this almost impossible. Many end up right back where they started - on the streets.
The Colour of Hope's youth reintegration work helps these young adults at this crucial stage, enabling them to find their feet, become part of their community and find dignified employment. It also provides business training and microfinance opportunities for those who want to set up small businesses and enterprises.
Alan La Rue, founder and director of WebSpanish, said, "I'm delighted to be able to partner with The Colour of Hope NGO to help these former street children in Peru. It has given us the opportunity to give something back to the community and I know the money will go exactly where it's needed."
WebSpanish, offering Spanish language classes online, was developed by a team of highly qualified Spanish language instructors at El Sol Spanish Language School. El Sol is one of a select group of Spanish language schools in Peru approved by the Peruvian Ministry of Education, and has been helping students learn Spanish in Lima Peru since 2002.
The WebSpanish corporate sponsorship will allow The Color of Hope to extend its community work to more disadvantaged young people in Peru, providing them with much needed emotional, social and financial support. For more information about the charity and its work please visit The Colour of Hope Blog or write to info @ thecolourofhope.org
The Trustees recently submitted an application for registered charity status, which will likely be granted by the UK Charity Commission within the next few weeks.
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