Green Hope Foundation is a youth-led, global social innovation enterprise working on Education for Sustainable Development, Children’s Rights, Peace and Environmental Protection by empowering young people and building effective partnerships with all stakeholders of civil society, policy makers and institutions.
Green Hope Foundation has been extremely active, especially since COVID hit.
- They have conducted 30 webinars and spoken at more than 45 virtual conferences, getting our voices heard on various issues.
- On the ground-level, they have been distributing food rations to 500 families, both in the urban slums and villages of India and Bangladesh.
- They have conducted over 60 workshops for children and women in marginalized communities in Bangladesh.
- They have conducted beach cleanups and city cleanups in Liberia, India and Bangladesh.
- They have planted more than 2000 trees in Canada, India and Bangladesh.
- They have been distributing sanitation kits in the slums and villages of Bangladesh to more than 400 families.
- They have distributed water filters to over 100 families in a village in Bangladesh so that they do not have to drink contaminated water anymore.
Their actions are guided by the United Nations mandate of “Leave No One Behind” and their engagement programs are specially directed towards the empowerment of the world’s most marginalized sections, such as refugees, orphans, the destitute and the homeless. The issues that Green Hope Foundation focuses on are: Climate Change, Social Upliftment and inclusivity, Land Degradation, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Peace Building, Gender Equality, Biodiversity Conservation, Clean Energy, Future Justice and their overall impact on children’s rights. This organization engages and educates youth and adults alike, through interactive workshops and conferences involving educational institutions, communities and corporations. The group complements these with ground-level action campaigns which target the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Members use innovative modes of communication such as art, music, dance, drama and sports, which help them transcend social, cultural and language borders. In a short span of six years, Green Hope has directly engaged over 20,000 young people in the sustainable development process, conducting over 150 workshops (called "Environment Academies") in 20 countries. Over 10,000 of these youth are from marginalized communities - Syrian refugees, children of prisoners in Kenya and Nepal, Rohingya refugees, orphans and the homeless in India and Bangladesh.
Green Hope now has over 1000 members working at a grassroots level in 13 countries. It is the youngest youth organization to be accredited by the United Nations Environment Assembly. Green Hope teams have planted over 20,000 trees, regenerated mangrove ecosystems in Suriname, Indonesia, the Middle East, India and Bangladesh, organized over 100 beach, shoreline and community cleanups, recycled over 100,000 kilograms of waste, and in the last two years, has raised over $100,000 to provide solar lamps, biodegradable water storage containers, books and educational materials to marginalized children in Kenya, India, Bangladesh, Suriname, Lebanon and Indonesia.