How can I support Maintain Hope?
Since every cent raised goes directly to our projects, with no deduction for administration, every € raised makes a difference. You could run a Coffee Morning. Run a Marathon. Organise a table Quiz.
Please consider supporting our Tenner a Month campaign. If 105 people gave €10, the price of a bottle of wine, every month, we could secure the future of 25 orphaned children.
Is Maintain Hope a Registered Charity?
Yes . Maintain Hope is registered with and regulated by the Charities Regulatory Authority. Our Registered Charity Number is 20155797. In addition, Maintain Hope is registered with the Companies Registration Office. CRO Number: 454750. Our returns and accounts are filed annually.
Are trustees / directors paid?
The trustees and directors of Maintain Hope do not receive any payment.
What about running costs?
All administration costs are borne by the trustees and no expenses are claimed.
What is the Maintain Hope Code of Practice?
Maintain Hope Code of Practice
This code is for the guidance of volunteers who will have formal or informal contact with children and co-workers in Kenya. It reflects what is best practice in child protection, and best practice in development work. It also aims to make volunteers aware of the necessity to protect themselves, it is designed to augment, not replace, people’s own good judgement and common sense.
• Work with young people in order to build on and develop their self-esteem and self confidence.
• Provide opportunities for young people/children to develop and display their own skills and talent.
• Where necessary in a given situation, provide criticism in a positive manner.
• Foster positive relationships with young people/children in accordance with proper boundaries.
• Treat everyone with respect, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity or religion.
• Treat everyone equally and in a non-judgemental manner.
• Behave in a professional manner at all times towards the young person, child or co-worker.
• Be clear at all times about your role and responsibilities as a volunteer.
• Respect the boundaries of the relationship between volunteers and young people/children and their family.
• Work together in order to provide a safe and trusting environment for all in Maintain Hope.
• Do not use threatening behaviour (verbal or physical) towards a young person, child or co –worker.
• Volunteers should not enter the sleeping areas of young people alone, except in cases of emergency where the welfare of the child is paramount.
• Non prescribed drugs are not permitted while on international projects.
• Alcohol should not be consumed while in the company of children/young people.
• Don’t deliberately isolate yourself with a young person in your care.
• Don’t become overly involved with a young person at the expense of others.
• Don’t take a child or young person alone on an excursion.
• Do not commit to sponsorship or help without consultation. Don’t make promises that in reality, you are unable to fulfill.
• Be culturally aware. Because we may differ from people, it does not mean that we are different better or different worse, just different.
• Be conscious of and respectful of local attitudes and customs.
• Be conscious that we participate as partners, not patrons