This page provides summaries on our current ministry projects.
New Hope Learning Center is a refugee learning center that started in September, 2019. We already have about seventy-five children registered, tested for grade level, and paid for. Several refugee adults and a few others have volunteered to teach the students. We currently offer English, Indonesian, Math, and Art classes, but hope to expand class choices in the future.
Click on the link above for more information on the learning center.
We will be starting our New Hope Library this Fall.
"Libraries don’t have to be complicated or fancy. They are just a way of sharing access to something precious for those who would not otherwise have the opportunity."
- Alison Zylstra, New Hope Librarian
Click on the link above for more information on the library.
The New Hope Women's Crafts class was started in February, 2019, to teach refugee women new skills and give them a break from their normal routine of taking care of their children at home. It is a great way for them to meet and enjoy the company of other women.
Click on the link above for more information on the women's crafts class.
"My father told me about his plan to start the New Hope Chess Club. I agreed to lead it and have not regretted it since. Through this club, I hope participants will be able to gain knowledge of this great game and just have a place to have fun."
- Nathaniel Paul, New Hope Chess Coach
Click on the link above for more information on the chess club.
We partner with local businesses that offer internships to help refugees develop a knowledge based in vocational skills. So far, we have placed a few of our refugees with such internships in local businesses.
We hope to expand this program as more businesses partner with us.
Click on the link above for more information on the internships.
New Hope Kid's Program is a program on Saturdays for refugee children. They are taught English and basic mathematics by our staff of student teachers. In this upcoming month, we will be expanding the New Hope Kids’ Program by running it at two different times every Saturday.
Click on the link above for more information on the kid's program
"Language is a fundamental tool for our social well-being. It allows us to communicate with others."
- Sapna Edwards, Ladies' English Teacher
We offer Indonesian and English classes because we want to empower the refugee community with the skills they need to thrive in their host country
Click on the link above for more information on the classes.
The New Hope Character Building class "helps individuals grow in their self-awareness and personal development. Students will be able to find their identity and purpose as they journey through this class."
- Curtis Edwards, New Hope Character Building teacher
Click on the link above for more information on the class.
We are working to identify items made by refugees that are not available in Indonesia. We try to find ways to market these products such as paintings, artworks, crafts as well as refugee specific food items to our network of contacts and local bazaars.
Click on the link above to learn more about marketing our refugee products.
We offer periodic eye checkups for refugee children and adults. Many have never had their eyes tested before, and so this service is received with much gratitude. We are thankful to the organizations that have generously donated their time and resources to make this possible.
Click on the link above for more information on the eye checkups.