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‘Mother’s Hope’ completes ten yrs
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (NPN): ‘
Published on 2 Jun. 2011 1:17 AM IST
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Mother’s Hope’, established on June 1, 2001 celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday at Mother’s Hope premises, Model Village 7th mile, Chumukedima.
Celebrating 10 years of providing sanctuary for pregnant girls experiencing crisis pregnancies, Moamenla Jamir, founding director ‘Mother’s Hope’ said faith in God and education are the two most important things in life and guaranteed anything can be achieved in life with these two qualities.
Considering that parents play a pivotal role in a child’s life and builds the child with pearls of wisdom, she said one must always believe and trust our parents.
On the occasion she thanked and expressed gratitude to ‘Mother’s Choice’ Hong Kong for their unflinching support to ‘Mother’s Hope’ since day one, N. Niza Angami for donating the land where ‘Mother’s Hope’ now stands including the approach road to the centre, friends, families who have been contributing in various ways, staff, young pregnant mothers and their families and well-wishers for their support.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Banuo Z. Jamir, IAS, additional chief secretary and commissioner Nagaland/ border affairs and ex-officio state election commissioner said Moamenla’s 10 years service for the cause of women was a testimony of work in faith.
“‘Mother’s Hope’ gives us hope to make changes in our life, and it took the courage to breakthrough the mind set of people”, Banuo said.
The chief guest also urged ‘Mother’s Hope’ to sensitize women about the dangers they have to deal with, in this society and said even men should be made equally aware of the trauma a woman goes through in an unwanted pregnancy. Change in mindset requires the participation of both man and woman, Banuo said and further requested ‘Mother’s Hope’ to support institutions to come forward so it can educate the people on the principles associated with ‘Mother’s Hope’.
It may be mentioned that ‘Mother’s Hope’ provides free counseling both over the phone and in person.
There is also a residential home where one can choose to stay during pregnancy and receive new skill training while residing there.
‘Mother’s Hope’ gives free health-care and psychological support to girls undergoing crisis pregnancies maintaining strict confidentiality of their identity.
It is a residential home for newborn and infants with a team of full-time staff providing round the clock love and care for all the babies till they are adopted into loving families.
‘Mother’s Hope’ believes every child deserves a loving family, and that for every baby, God has already prepared a family.
The 10th anniversary celebration was attended by representatives of Mother’s Choice Hong Kong, districts of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and other parts of the country, officials from the department of social welfare Kohima, friends, families and well wishers.

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