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HOPE AND HELP

HISTORY

The Hippolyte Foundation Story

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After I lost my husband to death in February 2014, the pain, hopelessness, and ambiguity of what the next phase of my life and my teenage daughter was going to be was all that filled my thoughts. I pondered on life without my friend, for more than 35 years, a devoted husband and father to my daughter. I constantly asked God for guidance as a widow and a single parent. My parents were the first to teach me that it is more rewarding to give than to receive. As a child, I witnessed my parents bring into our home; orphans, widows, assisting the most impoverished in the community, and insisted on giving basic education to orphans and those who wanted to go to school, but did not have the means to achieve that goal, while providing for seven biological children of their own. As I was driving back from the gym one evening, I tuned into Joel Osteen’s radio, where he was preaching about mourning the death of a loved one. His message was; “Why don’t you do something you know that your loved one would be proud of in his honor, like helping those in need; assisting the orphans; work with a charity; or just start a Charitable Foundation and the list went on instead of mourning indefinitely.”

It seemed like he was directing his message of hope and healing to me. All through the evening, my thought was on that message. I reminded myself that my husband, whom I drew my strength from, is no more. Can I do this? There was a moment of confusion, but the idea continued to occupy my thoughts. By the end of that week, I was very certain that I could honor my husband by going the extra mile of giving hope to the helpless, and The Hippolyte Foundation was born. As a Rotarian, service has always been my passion. The experience of service that I acquired over the years prepared me to embark on this rewarding journey of giving back to a community that lacks safe and healthy school environments, giving scholarships to needy children and restoring hope to poor widows and their families, who have no hope of what tomorrow would bring.
.......... Mrs Elegance Hippolyte

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Rehabilitation of St John Primary School  


St John School is a K1-K8 located in a village; Amamba in Nigeria with a population of about 200 students, ages 6 to 11 years old. I toured the school facility and interviewed the school headmaster (Principal). It is such a heartbreaking experience for me personally, as a mother with a school age daughter to see the unsafe, poor sanitary and unhealthy environment that the students are exposed to in a learning environment.


Problems Identified


  • TOILETS - The kids are use pit toilets covered with grass, algae/fungi, and that are sinking, which poses a safety concern to the students. The students would rather go to the bushes around the school for toilets, exposing and endangering them to snake or scorpion bites, or even being molested by unscrupulous villagers.
  • SCHOOL BUILDING - There are no windows or doors in most of the classrooms, when it rains, the students would all find shelter at a corner (which means no classes as long as it is raining).
  • SCHOOL BUILDING - The ceilings are dropping half way, posing a hazard for the kids.
  • SCHOOL BUILDING - The floorings in the classrooms have ditches with puddle of water during the rainy season.
  • RUNNING WATER - There is no running water in the school either for drinking or for hygienic purposes.
  • ELECTRICITY - There are no lights in the classrooms, and we understand the health issues that could result from constant straining of the eyes for these kids.

UPDATED ESTIMATE FOR ST JOHN SCHOOL WATER, SANITATION AND REHABILITAION PROJECT (LABOR NOT INCLUDED)

St John School

The following is a breakdown of the project items and associated costs

ITEM COST STATUS TOTAL
Cost for 22 Windows $1000.00PENDING$1000.00
Cost for 7 Doors $2,672.72 PENDING$2,672.72 
Ceiling, and Roofing $3,054.54 PENDING$3,054.54
Electricity and Plumbing$955.44 PENDING$955.44 
Borehole drilling and Tank $6,818.00PENDING$6,818.00
TOTAL--$14,500.70

Can you please help with this project that would restore hope to the St. John School Community? Any little assistance would help with the rehabilitation.

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Country:  USA
City:  Los Angeles 
Zip Code:  CA 91364-1416 
Telephone: +1 818 4006015 

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ABOUT US

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve education and quality of life for under privileged families, empower widows, through fostering safe learning environments and navigation of resources to end poverty. 

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The Organisation

The Hippolyte Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on giving hope to the helpless children, K1-K12 grade students in the impoverished communities in Nigeria. 

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The Goal

The goal is to promote education and health by providing safe and conducive learning environment through rehabilitation of unsafe classrooms, promotion of hygiene, ending childhood illnesses and death, by providing clean water and toilet facilities to schools, and providing educational scholarships to needy students for vocational and higher learning institutions. We strive to assist poor widows by providing opportunities for improving their quality of life through education and entrepreneurship.

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Hippolyte Foundation
Country: USA
City: Los Angeles
Zip Code: CA 91364-1416 


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Email: e.hippolyte@yahoo.com
Phone: +1 818.400.6015

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THE PROCEEDS 

The money raised will go towards a computer room and improvements to the school library.

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