NGO’s like companies in real life are on the constant outlook how to improve and how to be more efficient – and, even more important, how to serve better and achieve their objectives in a constantly changing environment. So also HOPE Cape Town, who is in the process of restructuring and will be headed by a director to be installed in the near future. But it does not end with a human resource decision. How to optimize the work, how to professionalise without losing the heart within the work. Also the HOPE Cape Town Trust has turned 5 this year and it will play a bigger role in the dealings with HIV and AIDS in the Western Cape. Not to forget the relationship between the local trust and the HOPE Kapstadt Stiftung in Germany. Such times are exciting, but also one is pushing thoughts forwards and backwards to achieve the optimum. Not an easy task, but a necessary one. And only if we are able to do this in a professional way the road ahead will be a success for the organisation. I have no doubt that we are on a good way and I wish I could see into a crystal ball to observe HOPE Cape Town in 5 or 10 years time.