HELP’s mission is to develop the pathway for children living in rural regions of Africa to become integral members and leaders in society through quality education. HELP is committed to cultivating the academic potential of each child through a comprehensive range of opportunities in primary school to prepare students for the next level of education, and to support those efforts through secondary school scholarships.
HELP believes it is every child’s birthright to receive Hope for a better future, Education to grow, unconditional Love, and Protection from disease and illness. HELP’s vision is to one day see a world in which children from the most impoverished regions have access to the quality education they need to lift their families, their countries, and themselves out of poverty. The organization imagines a world where enthusiastic teachers educate students in safe, hygienic and dependable school buildings, regardless of how far they are from a major city or how little their school receives from outside funding. Most importantly, HELP envisions a school as not only a place that educates students, but rather an environment that provides students with the necessary foundation to foster future growth into productive citizens and future leaders. HELP believes that through education, even the most impoverished people in the world have the ability to improve their own lives. HELP’s vision is shared and pursued in concert with the Wilderness Safaris, the African ecotourism and conservation company that operates safari resorts throughout Africa.
After seeing first-hand the challenges children face on a day-to-day basis, Jillian Wolstein and her family were inspired to make a difference. In 2006, Jillian Wolstein founded HELP, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Hope, Education, Love and Protection to children everywhere. HELP has established its current programs in Malawi, Africa, with an ultimate vision of carrying out our mission on a global level.
“Just one second with these amazing children and you will fall in love, as I did, forever. They become a part of your soul, heart, and inspiration for life. These children have lost so much, yet their hearts are filled with love and hope for the future. Together, we can return the love by giving hope, education, love and protection.”