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January 01 2007

Operation HOPE Delivers Silver Rights to South Africa

HOPE Founder, John Hope Bryant visits Johannesburg and Pretoria to conduct meetings and address college students on financial literacy and empowerment initiatives 

Johannesburg, South Africa --March 12, 2007-- Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE (HOPE), John Hope Bryant, will promote "Silver Rights” in Capetown, Johannesburg, Wellington and Pretoria this week, as part of HOPE’s mission to bring empowerment through financial literacy to South Africa’s underserved. Bryant will meet with leaders from the government, community and private sectors, to discuss further implementation of plans for HOPE Global Initiatives and Banking on Our Future in South Africa. On Monday, March 12, he addressed students at Huguenot College and the Bolland College for Further Education and Training. Bryant is accompanied by his chief of financial literacy initiatives, Mary Hagerty and chief of government affairs, Jena Roscoe.

Following the lead of HOPE Global Spokesman, Ambassador Andrew Young, Bryant is banking on his leadership to stimulate other organizations and businesses to invest in Africa’s “Rainbow Nation.” Bryant identified the need for HOPE’s services during his visit last June and resolved to return with a plan to deliver HOPE financial literacy programs to people who lack access to such an opportunity. HOPE and its partners have invested nearly $400 million in empowerment initiatives in communities across the globe.