Hope for the Whole Community

Persecuted Christians are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty and persecution. We are breaking that cycle through Hope House.

In many Muslim countries, Christians are considered third-class citizens. Christian children are denied a quality education, while their parents are without access to capital to start businesses and suffer constant job discrimination. This leaves them stuck in an unending multi-generational cycle of poverty. Here's how we help:

Education

Education

Hope House provides Christian students with supplemental classes like literature, social studies, mathematics, discipleship and Bible classes. In a culture that tells them that they will forever be second-class citizens, Hope House provides an opportunity for a better life.

Job Training

Job Training

Hope House is actively building up entire Christian community, giving Christians the tools and capital they need to thrive in an otherwise hostile country. Vocational classes are available to help parents support their families. Through this program, Christians are supported from every angle.

Small Businesses

Small Businesses

Small business loans are available to the mothers and fathers of the children, giving the parents the chance to start their own businesses. These loans enable Christian families to sustain themselves. They also restore a sense of dignity as parents are able to provide for their families.

"I had to go to work at 10 years old. I want to see Hana educated and reach his dreams—to have the chance I didn’t have."

- Yousef, father of a Hope House student

Transform Lives with Hope House!

These funds directly support the educational and vocational training of persecuted children and families.

 

CHOOSE A GIFT:
  • $25 | One teaching session
  • $50 | Teaching materials for one teacher for a year
  • $150 | Transportation costs for the kids to and from Hope House
  • $300 | One small business 
  • $700 | One class for the whole semester
  • $2,000 | Build out one new classroom to accommodate Hope House’s growing needs 

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Number of kids enrolled in Hope House:

250

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Back to School

07/27/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Like most children across the globe, 9-year-old Amira was not allowed to attend school this past year due to COVID-19 shutdowns.

An Eternal Sustaining Hope

07/23/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “The center is very important for me. I have learned so many good things like reading and writing.”

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Levels of Persecution

07/20/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Daily tasks that many Westerners take for granted, like hygiene maintenance, take conscious effort for people like 11-year-old Waled Atef Gamil and his family in rural Egypt.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Girl’s Education

07/13/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – When Weza first joined Hope House over two years ago, her life looked drastically different.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: The Blessings of Hope House

06/15/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Nisma Gaber and her community celebrated Coptic Easter and the start of Spring at the beginning of May.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Hobbies and Hope House

06/08/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Reham is a creative, smart 15-year-old girl who enjoys spending her time doing crafts.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: The Hope of Hope House

06/01/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “My mother feels pain in her leg because she fell on the stairs, so I sweep the floors, clean the house and wash the clothes.”

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Family Support

05/25/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – As the oldest son of three children, Ramez Yousef carries a heavy burden of responsibility for an 8-year-old.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Future Hope

05/18/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Marina looks back at her time with Hope House fondly, recalling playing with her classmates, swinging on the swings, spending time with her teachers, and even visiting a swimming pool for a summer field trip.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Child Sponsorship

Hope House serves as a way to help children obtain a quality education and escape generational poverty that Christian families often experience in Egypt.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Socio-Economic Persecution

05/11/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – One year ago, then 9-year-old Khalaf daily faced bullies at the local public school. Mean-hearted children taunted him, mocked him, and even beat him.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: At Risk

04/13/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Though 9-year-old Royce Hany may not remember the incident, his whole village remains traumatized by the harsh persecution they faced years ago at the hands of violent, radical Islamists.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Persecution and Identity

04/06/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On an average day, 12-year-old child sponsorship recipient Heba Yasser can be found in her family home helping her mother with household responsibilities.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Fatherless

03/30/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – When Maryam Fathy joined Hope House’s child sponsorship program two years ago, she was an inquisitive young girl, and her parents looked forward to all she may achieve through the center’s educational support.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Medical Burdens

03/23/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Eight-year-old Mariam Atef and her family have faced medical issue after medical issue in the past year.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Mental Health Education

03/16/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – ICC’s Hope House program primarily seeks to provide education to Egypt’s poorest Christians in an effort to break the cycles of generational poverty and persecution.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Family Support of Education

03/09/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – As Egypt begins to open up after yet another round of closures and COVID-19 precautions,

Child Sponsorship: Hope House Versus Persecution Mentality

03/02/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Since Hope House launched in 2017, hundreds of Egyptian Christian children have benefited from its programming.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: The Toll of the Pandemic

02/23/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –2020 proved to be an immensely challenging year for Egypt’s Christians as 80% of Hope House families experienced an abrupt loss of income and saw a 20% increased reliance on child labor for family support.

Breaking a 1,000 Year Cycle of Poverty

02/17/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Job discrimination, lack of education, and poverty are just a few of the issues facing persecuted believers around the world.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Medical Care Amidst Persecution

“I go to school for 2 days a week and I go to center classes for 3 days a week and I work for 2 days a week in farms,”

Child Sponsorship Highlight: The Right to Education

When Shokry was just five years old, he and his six siblings suddenly lost their father.

Rescuing Youth in Crisis

Last year was supposed to bring new opportunities for Jana, an eight-year-old participant in ICC’s child sponsorship program.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Forced Neglect as Persecution

Becoming a doctor is nine-year-old Fady’s dream.

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Becoming an Adult at Fourteen

01/12/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – At the young age of 14, child sponsor recipient Beshoy faces the daunting task of entering the workforce.