BLESS was privileged with the visit of Ms. Suzanne Geprianos and Dr. Hadi Bakhoum, representatives of H.O.P.E. Foundation in South America. H.O.P.E. Foundation is under His Grace Bishop Youssef, Bishop of South America.
On Monday, November 13, they met with H.G. Bishop Yolios, Bishop of Public, Social and Ecumenical Services. Ms. Suzanne stressed the importance of coming closer to the development work. This gives a clearer vision about what has been achieved when reading periodic reports. She also expressed her pleasure at the development work in Gharira village. One of H.O.P.E.’s strategies is to consolidate economic projects at the individual and community levels.
Ms. Suzanne and Dr. Hady, also, visited the Stand Up and Walk Center at BLESS. The center serves disabled people and has various departments for this purpose (language and communication department, compensatory tools department, rehabilitation and employment department, family empowerment department, and the project of I can, I have a vision for blind women).
At the end, they visited one of the productive projects of BLESS for clothes and priests’ uniforms.
On Sunday 12 November 2018, the representatives visited the village of Gharira in Esna, one of the ICDP projects.