FAQs Land of Hope
Can I work as a volunteer in Nigeria?
Land of Hope does not run a volunteer programme. Our children´s centre is in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria, which is one of the world’s most dangerous places. Therefore, we do not invite volunteers to Land of Hope in Nigeria. It requires armed protection 24/7 and should anything happen to a volunteer, the government in Nigeria will hold Land of Hope responsible.
Furthermore, Land of Hope works with local people in order to ensure sustainability.
We strongly recommend you read The Foreign Ministry´s travel advice to Nigeria in your country.
Can I work as a volunteer at Land of Hope in Denmark?
Yes! Volunteers play a vital role in helping us save Nigeria´s witch children. When we need new volunteers, we will announce it on our social media profiles, so please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
Does Land of Hope in Denmark accept interns?
Unfortunately, we do not have capacity to accept interns.
I would like to adopt one of your children. Is that possible?
No! Land of Hope is not an adoption agency. One of the most important parts of our work is home visits, where our children visit their families. Naturally, the children miss their parents and siblings, and it is one of our main priorities to ensure that they keep a close relation to them.
The purpose of the home visits is also to change the communities view on superstition by showing the children´s amazing transformation – from being accused of witchcraft, rejected, alone and almost tortured to death to being healthy, strong, excellent in school, having confidence and dreams for the future.
It is a long-term project, requiring regularly home visits. The families also visit their children at Land of Hope. The African values of social harmony, family cohesion and identity are highly cherished and while superstition seems to tear these values apart, ultimately, it is the result of extreme poverty and ignorance which can only be combated by education.
Can I sponsor a child?
No. Land of Hope does not offer a child sponsorship program. Our vision is a world where no child suffers due to the superstitions of adults. It is about ensuring a sustainable development of superstitious communities. Therefore, we encourage your support of our overall efforts of bringing progress and education to some of the world´s poorest and uneducated communities. This is the most effective way to fight superstition and thereby achieving our vision.
Can I donate clothes, toys, teddy bears, books etc. to Land of Hope in Nigeria?
While Land of Hope is very grateful for your offer of support, we do not accept donations of these kinds. The expensive costs of shipping goods-in-kind to Nigeria are extremely high. What is needed most are financial donations to help us purchase these items for the children in Nigeria. Buying items locally can help stimulate the economy of the communities in Nigeria affected by extreme poverty.
Can I donate medicine, hospital equipment etc. to the children hospital at Land of Hope?
As a rule, we do not accept donations of these kinds. The expensive costs of shipping goods-in-kind to Nigeria are extremely high. What is needed most are financial donations to help us purchase medicine and hospital equipment in Nigeria. Buying items locally can help stimulate the economy of the communities in Nigeria affected by extreme poverty.
Can I book Anja Ringgren Lovén as a keynote speaker?
Yes! Anja Ringgren Lovén presents thought-provoking, insightful and inspiring keynotes on her relief work in Nigeria where she has dedicated her work to help and save exposed witch children.
Please read more about how to book Anja for your next event
NB Land of Hope is not able to answer any questions about booking and planning of keynote events. Please contact A-speakers, who represents Anja, if you have any questions
Can I create a fundraiser for Land of Hope?
Yes! You can create a personalised fundraiser for Land of Hope online at www.betternow.org – it only takes a couple of minutes. Share your fundraiser with your personal network through your preferred social media channels (Email, Facebook, Twitter etc.) and start receiving donations.
There are plenty of events that make perfect fundraising opportunities. If you have a fundraising idea you want to share with us, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I obtain a receipt for my donation?
A receipt can by requested by e-mail: email@example.com
Can I use the Land of Hope name and/or logo to raise awareness of your work?
Yes, if used in compliance with Land of Hope´s terms and conditions. Please send an e-mail for detailed information: firstname.lastname@example.org