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Documentary on BHA’s 2014 Theater Smile Initiative

BHA is excited to publicly release our documentary of our 2014 pilot project in Rwanda, the Theater Smile Initiative. Our goal in creating the video was to effectively communicate the great impact BHA activities had on street youth in Rwanda at the time. BHA Pilot Project – August 2014 from Building Hope for Africa on…


BHA’s 1st Annual Gala Fundraiser

We were so delighted to see so many people come out to support BHA at our 1st Annual Gala Fundraiser.  We had some great speakers, including the Rwandan Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Mathilde Mukantabana, a silent and live auction, some great African food and dancing.  Most importantly, we raised over $10,000 for street…


What’s New in 2016

Dear Supporters, 2015 was a year of progress and planning with an eye towards the future for Building Hope for Africa, and Philippe and I wanted to take the time to recap 2015 and update you on our plans for BHA in 2016. Several key milestones were achieved in 2015, on both an administrative and…

Godalive shares her view on street kids.

Participants Identify Critical Issues Facing Kids

During BHA’s 2014 Summer Theater Smile Workshop in partnership with local Rwandan organization Grain de Seneve, the participants took an active role in exploring the street kid phenomenon. They were asked to think about the reasons kids end up on the street, the problems they face on the street and some potential solutions to the…


Theater Smile Workshop a Success!

We are happy to report that BHA’s August Theater Workshop in Musanze, Rwanda was quit the success. The Theater Smile Workshop, a collaboration between BHA and local Rwandan organization, Grain de Seneve brought together 28 kids, youth and young adults in a 7 day workshop to talk about the street kid phenomenon, and present their…


BHA in the News

The New Times:  Former Street Boy Now Giving Hope to Street Children It is said that in life, everything happens for a reason; and things will always fall in place as they should. This seems to sum up Philippe Ngabonziza’s life so far. Just about 15 years ago, Ngabonziza, a co founder of Building Hope…

Western Festival May 3-4, 2014

Elk Grove Western Festival Fundraiser

BHA had such a fun time at our first fundraiser at Elk Grove’s Western Festival May 3-4, 2014. We were happy to see kids having fun with our bean bag toss game, while helping kids in Africa. One lucky supporter even won a Kindle Fire!

Welcome to BHA’s website!

BHA is happy to launch its new website.  We hope you find it useful and informative.  Please help us spread the smiles by taking the time to read through our website, and find it in your heart to make a donation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.