LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS, USA – Children, Youth & Adult Programs: HSRI partners with different community organizations serving children and youth in inner-city Chicago and surrounding suburbs (e.g. daycare centers, after school programs, violence prevention, youth empowerment, adult literacy) by leveraging competencies and resources to ensure best practice and capacity building for partner organizations.
Books4cause warehouses all of our books, educational supplies, cots, and other miscellaneous items. They also run bookdrives on campuses nationally. They raise money for us through a sale of a portion of the books. This money helps the enormous expense of sending books to Ghanah. They are also helping fund our community center. Most of the books they collect are shipped overseas. For more info on their great work visit their website.
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, AFRICA - Kind Hearts Foundation:The HSRI-Kind Hearts Foundation (KHF) partnership in Ghana has been effective in the receipt, storage and distribution of HSRI donations in Ghana. The synergistic relationship between the two organizations has resulted in effective and efficient fulfillment of our shared goals. The Video/Photo Gallery documents some of the efforts of Kind Hearts Foundation on behalf of HSRI in Ghana. Kind Hearts Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax exempt non-governmental organization (NGO) registered in Ghana under the Companies Code (1963). Its goals, consistent with those of HSRI are:
To provide books and educational materials to needy schools in deprived communities.
Setting up community learning centers such as libraries.
To make ICT/IT education accessible to school children deprived communities.
To organize seminars on HIV/AIDS prevention, drug addiction, and care for people living with AIDS.
To collaborate with other NGOs providing health education and literacy programs for children, youth and adults.
To provide other humanitarian and philanthropic services in its community.
Ghana Christian International High School - A success story: GCIHS started with 15 students in 2000. In 2004, there were 67 students in four year groups taking courses in science, Arts, and Business and 14 fulltime students and two (2003 & 2004) graduating classes. Of the original 15 students that started it all in 2000, nine (9) entered local or international universities. To expand the minds of these young students, core courses have been added since 2003 including logic and reasoning, Language enhancement, study Skills, and Worldview. The school has an amazing school choir….can they sing! You would love to hear them sing. Reading materials needed to strengthen the “Worldview curriculum” include Biographies, Autobiographies, magazines (E.G. National Geographic) and journals. HSRI is happy to be a partner in the development of young minds and will accept and forward donations to them on your behalf.