How Heart of Hope started

In 2005 Dachung and Stefanie John met for the first time during a Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Coming from Germany Stefanie first had the desire and dream to one day open a school for less privileged children in Nigeria at that time. After this six month long course Dachung keep working with YWAM in their Jos branch while Stefanie returned to Germany to continue her education. In 2008 she returned to Nigeria for a visit.  She decided to return to Nigeria after my graduation and Dachung and I got engaged. In February 2010 I moved to Nigeria and got married to Dachung six months later. In 2011 Dachung and Stefanie joined Globe Mission. During the next six years Dachung and Stefanie worked with YWAM in Jos, attended another six month long training with YWAM in South Africa – the Family Ministry School and spent one year in the UK for training and work experience.

In 2015 they started the preparations for the opening of our school and in September 2016 Kids of Hope School started with one class of 18 children. Shortly afterwards  the NGO Heart of Hope was registered in order to expand the work. The goal of Heart of Hope is to give hope by providing basic commodities like clean drinking water, health care and high quality education for the less privileged.


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Through Kids of Hope, children build both academic and emotional potentials, Character building is central trait through the school curriculum.

For donations from Germany 

Globe Mission 

Evangelische Bank .e.G 

IBAN DE20 5206 0410 0004 0022 53 


Vermerk: Heart of Hope Nigeria