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We are a Non Profit charity organisation. We are all in this together! We are glad that you are visiting our Site. This is our online meeting place, where we organise our activities, share ideas, and publicize our mission. Partner with us so we change the world together. We begun our work in 2007. We kept our focus on doing simple things but important, we provided education assistance to orphans and vulnerable persons. We supported community schools and community causes in Mongu Diocese. We also support the work of evangelization by support the New Dawn Conference.

GOVERNING DOCUMENT

MYLES AND JOAN HOPE FOUNDATION-ZAMBIA GOVERNING DOCUMENT

 “The object of the of the foundation will be”

  1. “To relieve the suffering of persons resident in Zambia resulting from aids, poverty and environmental factors, by improving the conditions of life in socially and disadvantaged communities.”
  2. “To promote sustainable development for the benefit of persons resident in Zambia by the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.” (Sustainable development means ”development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs).”
  3. “To relieve sickness and preserve the health of persons resident in Zambia by providing, equipment and permanent health and welfare facilities not normally provided by the statutory authorities.”
  4. “To relieve sickness and preserve the health of persons resident in Zambia by the provision of emergency medical and food aid where necessary.”
  5. “To relieve the mental and physical sickness of persons resident in Zambia suffering from emotional trauma or bereavement as a result of aids, poverty or environmental factors, by funding the provision of counselling.”
  6. “To advance the education of persons resident in Zambia by providing educational facilities and equipment (not required to be provided by the statutory authorities).”
  7. “To support the local projects of the local clergy so to help them meet the challenges in the pastoral field.
  8. To support the work of New Dawn in the Church by providing funding for the spiritual programmes so as to enhance the work of Christ.
  9. “In addition to any other powers they have, the trustees of Myles and Joan Hope Foundation may exercise any of the following powers in order to further the objects (but not for any other purpose):
    1. To liaise with the Team in Zambia regarding the short and long-term needs of communities and ways of meeting those needs.
    2. To raise funds from the public in order to finance the above objectives. In exercising this power, the trustees must not undertake any substantial permanent trading activity and must comply with any relevant statutory regulations. The allocation of funds will be decided upon by agreement of the Foundation trustees;
    3. to buy, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire property, and to maintain and equip it for use;
    4. to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of, all or any part of the property belonging to the charity. In exercising this power the trustees must comply as appropriate with sections 36 and 37 of the charities act 1993.
    5. to borrow money and to charge the whole or any part of the property belonging to the charity, as security for repayment of the money borrowed. The trustees must comply as appropriate with sections 38 and 39 of the Charities act 1993 (as amended by the Charities Act 2006) if they wish to mortgage land owned by the charity.
    6. The beneficiaries of the Myles and Joan Hope Foundation will be of any age, sex, race, religious affiliation or none. Charity Trustees
    7. TRUSTEES
    1. The trustees will have the power to change the name of the charity.
    2. The trustees will have the power to amend the objects as necessary.
    3. The trustees will serve a term of office between 3-5 years.
    4. The trustees will have the power to appoint further trustees by vote.
    5. There will be a provision for re-appointment of trustees on agreement by the remaining trustees.
    6. The trustees will have the power to include extra provisions and amend the governing document where necessary.
    7. Except with the prior written approval of the Charity Commission no trustee may:
      • Receive any benefit in money or in kind from the charity; or
      • Have a financial interest in the supply of goods or services to the charity; or
      • Acquire or hold any interest in property of the charity (except in order to hold it as trustee of the charity).
      •  The trustees will have the power to dissolve the charity if necessary;“If the charity trustees decide that it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the charity, they shall realise any assets held by or on behalf of the charity. Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred by the charity trustees to such other charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to the objects of the charity as the charity trustees may decide, or, failing that, shall be applied by the charity trustees for some other charitable purpose.”Meetings and procedures
  10. There will be one Annual General Meeting and at least two other meetings a year by prior arrangement giving adequate notice. A quorum of at least two trustees will be necessary for a meeting to take place.
  11. Emergency meetings may be called at any other time by arrangement; at least two trustees must be present.
  12. A chair will be appointed who will convene the meeting. The chair has the right to a casting vote when the other trustees votes for and against are equal.AccountsCharity trustees shall comply with the accounting requirements of the Charities Act 2006, relevant to the income/ expenditure level of their charity, with regard to:
  13.  the keeping of accounting records for the charity;
  •  the preparation of annual statements of account for the charity;
  •  the auditing or independent examination of the statements of account of the charity;
  •  the preparation of an Annual Report and the sending of it together with the statements of account to the Charity Commission.Bank account
  •  The bank account will be held in the name of Myles and Joan Hope Foundation;
  • There will be four signatories, any two to sign.
  • There will be a provision for setting up new bank accounts where necessary.

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