HOPE´87 is an Austrian initiative cooperating closely with the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding the support of youth employment projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America as well as in Central- and Eastern Europe. This international initiative is based on the UN resolution 40/16 "Opportunities for Youth" adopted by the General Assembly on the occasion of the International Youth Year of the UN (1985). Young people are encouraged to show self-initiative and to realize their own ideas of small and medium scale, locally-developed projects creating training and employment for themselves and other young people.
In 1990, HOPE’87 opened a Branch Office and started its activities in Bangladesh through appointing voluntary Branch Office Manager (Mohd. Rezaul Karim). With the voluntary initiative of Mohd. Rezaul Karim HOPE’87 Bangladesh support different Small Scale Projects (SSP) to unemployed youth groups. In 1998 HOPE’87 Bangladesh officially registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Prime Ministers Office and started implementing project countrywide.
HOPE’87-Bangladesh is a Branch Office of an international development organization. HOPE’87-Bangladesh works for creation youth employment and self employment opportunities through skilled training, providing information and resources. HOPE’87 also work on disaster and natural calamities by providing emergency relief and rehabilitation.HOPE’87-Bangladesh always encourages and motivates young people to involve community development voluntary activities in passing their leisure time as out of school work.
The organization is emphasized to work in geographically remote areas in Bangladesh. The present and past working locations of the organization are points out in Bangladesh Map are covered 6 remote districts.
To counter the global problem of youth unemployment and its political, economic and social consequences by means of financial and technical assistance in the framework of direct or indirect youth training and employment programmes.