who We Are

New Hope for Life was established in 2015 to assist Congolese refugees and immigrants with their integration into UK society. Violent conflict between ethnic groups has plagued the DRCongo for decades. Poverty is widespread, educational attainment is low, with very low literacy rates, especially among girls and women. There has been a significant increase in displacement these recent years, mainly due to the worsening of community clashes in certain provinces in eastern and central DRC. Thousands of children, women and men have abandoned their homes, fled forced recruitment, direct violence and other abuses by armed groups. there are today an increase number of those refugees seeking protection as well as those Congolese immigrants in need of psychosocial support in the United Kingdom so that they can empower themselves and cut the cycle of trauma and poverty within the community.
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What We Do.

New Hope for Life works with Congolese people and African French speaking community living away from their homeland, providing the support, skills and knowledge to live and prosper in the UK.
Our services include English language and IT classes, employment workshops, a women’s support group, a Saturday school and homework club, youth and family support services, drop-in and telephone advice, volunteer placements, and cultural and social events. The organisation also visits individuals and families in detention.
Our mission is to assist Congolese community to successfully integrate and to make a positive contribution to the society through our services.

Our Impact

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, our focus is on low-cost sustainable solutions that make a real difference to the people we support. Since 2015, we have helped over 150 children to go to school and learn and supported over 50 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children long-term Learn more about our overseas impact.

In the United Kingdom, every week our services support refugees and migrants living in Croydon, Lambeth, Merton and Southwark providing access to practical, educational and emotional support that improves their confidence and helps them to rebuild their lives.

We have assisted 100 people each year to settle in the local community and support themselves and their families. 

Marie-France N

Chair -Founder

Jelena Babic

Programme Coordinator

Konki Kinsiona

Secretary -Treasuer

Catherine Mulder

Digital Marketing Manager

We are looking to recruit volunteer trustees and board members who are committed and want to help us to contribute to the community and overseas. Join our established Management Committee and enhance your CV. Our success relies on the quality of our Trustees and the committee.

Trustees and board members are the responsible under the governing document of NHL for providing good governance for the organization. Trustees and board members help to oversee the management and administration of the organisation by ensuring that it operates within the appropriate legal frameworks and its stated aims and objectives.

You request about the general roles and responsibilities of our trustees and board members by contacting us by email.

We are particularly interested in people with expertise in one or more of the following areas: management, finance, fundraising, human resources and strategic planning.

We are actively seeking volunteer trustees for the following positions:
  • Parternship Coordinator 
  • Fundraising /Project manager Trustee
To apply for any of the roles above, please email your cover letter and CV to: 


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