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Dr Sasa is coming to the UK!

Posted on 26th September 2019 by Philippa Wilford

We are delighted that Dr Sasa will be spending a few weeks in the UK during October and November.

He will be speaking at a number of different Church meetings and events across the UK including Newcastle, London, Belfast and The Channel Islands. If you've never heard Dr Sasa speak or met him personally, we would really encourage you to come along to one of these events and find out more about our work. You can find out more details of these events here

Dr Sasa's UK visit follows on from a few weeks' in the US where he has been speaking at a number of churches, colleges, and met with key government figures. During the trip, Dr Sasa was interview on the Eric Metaxas show - the video below is from a recording of the show. 

We are so grateful to all the people who have faithfully supported Dr Sasa and the work of Health and Hope over the years - we really couldn't do what we do without you and we're so thankful for your generosity and support! To find out how you can get more involved in the work of Health and Hope, have a look at some of the information on our website about partnering with us or fundraising for Health and Hope. 

If you would like any further information about Dr Sasa's trip, feel free to get in touch with Pip by emailing:

We support Health and Hope because we are so impressed with Dr Sasa's vision and have seen it fulfilled and grow over the years. We have seen the fruition of his work and answers to our prayers. His courage and faith have shone as an inspiration to us.

Dr Sasa’s visit to the US

Posted on 5th September 2019 by Philippa Wilford

Dr Sasa’s visit to the US

Dr Sasa will be attending speaking events across the US during September and October including New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Redding, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina! 

If you've heard Dr Sasa speak at one of these events, or on the Eric Metaxas radio show, we really hope that you've been inspired by his story and the work of Health & Hope, and would love for you to become further involved in our work.  Below are three steps that you can take:

1. Giving financially to our work from the US

If you would like to support the work of Health & Hope financially, please note that we are a UK registered charity. This means that, while one-off gifts can be made in USD via our website, they are not eligible for tax relief in the US.  

Giving via our partner: Global Giving
For tax efficient giving in the US, you can give directly to one of our projects as a one-off or regular gift through our partner Global Giving.  Click here to visit our page on the Global Giving website and scroll down to find a specific project to support.

Philanthropic Giving via Trustbridge Global Network: 
For philanthropic giving from the US, Health & Hope UK partner with Trustbridge Global Network, a partner of the National Christian Foundation. If you are considering giving a larger gift, please contact our Executive Director: Chris Jones on who will help match your giving aims with key areas of need in our work.

Health & Hope UK is registered with the UK Charity Commission. You can find our full registration details and a set of historical accounts on the Charity Commission website

2. Keeping in touch
To sign up to receive our regular email updates, click here.  You can also keep in touch with our latest news via Facebook.

3. Find out more 
If you would like to find out more about our work, or have any specific questions, we'd be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact Pip on or call us on +44 (0)20 8144 5701‬.

Thanks for your interest in our work, we look forward to hearing from you!

Dr Sasa's interview on the Eric Metaxas show:

A fantastic start to Education for All!

Posted on 9th July 2019 by Chris Jones

At the end of June, the first students arrived in Lailenpi to enrol in the newly launched Education for All project. Over 100 young people from surrounding villages, who have previously failed their Year 10 exams, signed up to receive tutoring for the next ten months at the recently built Health & Hope Training Centre.

The project was piloted last year, supporting 202 students part-time, who were studying in two schools in Lailenpi town. The team focused on providing additional tutoring in English, Maths, Physics and Biology.  The Year 10 exam results are just out and there was a significant improvement...

As a result of the pilot project, 24% of students passed their exams compared to under 10% two years ago. The 2019 result means that an additional 21 students passed the Year 10 exam in comparison to 2018 at a cost of £182 per student. Whilst the pass rate in Chin State continued to be the lowest for the whole country, students in Lailenpi achieved a 4% higher pass rate than the state average (20%), with the highest state in the country achieving 37%. For a remote rural town, this is a significant achievement, almost matching the pass rate of students from the state capital, Hakha.

The new students enrolled last week for full-time education with the first classes taking place on Monday. Dipar, one of the graduates of Health & Hope's Freedom to Education scholarship programme, is now a class tutor, supporting this project.  She wrote this short message to us during enrolment: 

"Yesterday when I was receiving the students for Education for All, unexpectedly I met one of my year 10 classmates. Incredibly, he has been trying to pass class 10 since 2010 when I was also taking the same exam.  As soon as I met him, he said to me: "I really need your help to pass my year 10". I am so touched by what my friend said to me. I really hope and pray that this project will be a blessing for many students. Please can you thank everyone for all of their support to start this project and a big thanks to all our generous donors. May God bless you all."

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