Lopoca is a strong believer in taking chances, in believing in oneself and in making things happen.In recognition of this thinking, we have developed a Charity Programme called "Chances".
The objective of the Lopoca Chances charity programme, is to provide children and young adults with second chances in life.
That second chance might mean micro-financing a small business for a teenager in a rural area of India or it might mean building a new school for underprivileged kids in Nepal.
Whatever the initiative, our focus is on giving children and young adults the chances in life that they have been denied. We focus on the world’s most underprivileged countries in the African and Asian region.
Here is a glimpse at some chances we are giving children and young adults this year.
In EducationLopoca is building a school in Kathmandu, in partnership with "The Child Youth Foundation".
With its completion, 100 children will have a place to learn.
That means 100 children between the ages of three and sixteen will have the chance to be educated again.
According to UNICEF, adult literacy rates in Nepal are still just over 50%. Lopoca is hopeful this project will make a significant difference.
In HealthWe have built a water fountain in a small village called Asisiriwa, in Ghana, in partnership with the "Madamfo" charity group.
The project began in April 2016 and was completed in Spring 2017. The village has over 3,000 inhabitants and one water fountain, since the new fountain was completed. When the old fountain broke down, the inhabitants had to travel to the next village, over one hour away, for water.
With this project we created a convenient, safe and clean water source for the village, while at the same time, we provide women the chance to use this time more efficiently and children to learn rather than walk miles to get water.
We are supporting "Chay-Ya Austria" in the construction of four remote mountain schools in Rasuwa and Gorkha, in Nepal plus two health points, in Nepal. The health points will be located in the north of the Gorkha district.
The communities around Gorkha are particularly poor, because the main route to the north - and also a trekking route - runs along the opposite side of the valley and therefore the community does not benefit from tourism.
The area has a total population of 7,853 people. The health points will include a treatment room, delivery room and some hospital beds. These health points will benefit the community, who would otherwise have to walk for two days to get to the nearest health point.