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Skills For Hope Foundation 2018 Scholarships


Skills For Hope Foundation awards eleven Scholarships to 11 diverse students studying Science, Engineering, Nursing, Social Work, Music and Ecology at Canadian Higher Education Institutions. Institutions include BCIT, UOIT, VCC, Kwantlen, McGill, and UBC.

Skills For Hope Foundation partners with Science Alive SFU to provide STEM Programs


The Programs will provide opportunities for youth to explore science through hands-on, interactive workshops, to develop their interest in STEM education and STEM careers.

Hosting/Mentoring an Externship MBA Graduate Student

CompletedApril 2018

Skills for Hope Foundation hosts/mentors an MBA extern from Simon Fraser University (SFU) for a week. Discussing social media strategy over coffee. A good experience for all!

Donation of Educational Resources to a Hospital

CompletedMarch 2018

Skills For Hope Foundation donates much-needed educational/skills building resources for patients at a Hospital in Greater Vancouver, BC. Patients from early childhood age to teens will benefit from these for many years.

Free English for Academic Purposes Programs

Completed2015 - December 2017

Our free English for Academic Purposes programs include online International English Language Testing System Preparatory (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Individuals complete the preparatory programs enabling them to gain scores which meet the English requirements for entry into higher education and employment.

Free English Learning Programs

Completed2015 - December 2017

Our free on-line General English learning Programs include all levels: Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate, General IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and Literacy. Learners include individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds speaking different languages. Learners goals are entering vocational courses or getting employment.

SFH partners with University of British Columbia SSE Kenya Program


The University of British Columbia SSE Kenya program delivers free training on the development of business plans, to youths in need living in Kenya; thus assisting in the development of their entrepreneurial skills. 2015, 2017.

Sports Skills Development at BGC BC

CompletedJuly 2013

As part of our Adopt-A-Skill Program, volunteers including Sayed Tejani and Rafael Wood encouraged Sports Skills at one Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of South Coast BC. Canada. They also donated Sports equipment ranging from hockey nets to dodge balls and presented to the kids and the team. These will assist in the development of Sports skills of the youths that attend the BGC, thus positively impact on their lives for many years. The BGC is a valued non-profit organization that provides many different services and programs that help young people in the community. July 2013.

Academic Skills Development at SOS BC

CompletedJuly 2014

Skills For Hope partnered with SOS BC Canada to support skills development of a member of the Village. Jason, a member of the SOS Children’s Village BC community was accepted into Trinity University, but due to a few vision-related issues, he desperately needed a laptop with special features. Skills For Hope was happy to assist and donated the laptop with two-year-warranty. Our volunteer Sayed Tejani donated his time and efforts to this project. Feedback from SOS BC stated that this will “receive years of use and provide years of support for our villager in his upcoming years in post-secondary, helping Jason achieve academic success’.

Academic Skills Development at SOS Children’s Village BC Canada

CompletedMay 2013

Skills For Hope’s Adopt a Skill Program donated new Laptops, Software and Accessories to SOS Children’s Village BC, a non-profit organization that supports foster children and vulnerable youth. The items are being used for the academic and computer skills development of the children and youths at their Centre.  The development of these essential skills will have a positive impact on their lives.  Regular communication with the team at SOS Children’s Village is maintained. Recent feedback indicated that they are being “put to good use!” and are a “wonderful addition to our community centre”.