HEAL Africa conducts most of its work outside the walls of the hospital in surrounding communities that are prone to attack. They help 140+ communities where all the leaders are willing to work together, to stand in unity when armed soldiers come to attack and take boys and girls. Usually when villages are attacked the people run into the forest and hills to escape. Vulnerable people like the elderly and women are left to suffer at the hands of soldiers. And everything the people abandon is stolen or destroyed. This leaves survivors without food and resources. Our donations this month would go to help villages to stand together and look after their young people when forces move in. Specifically, this means, organizing village leaders to protect youth, identifying and caring for vulnerable people, resolving conflicts, and supporting mothers through small loans so they can provide for their family and keep them together. The picture with this article is from a HEAL Africa 'Capoeira for peace' class. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art. Conflict-affected children are learning it here, not for fighting, but to address self-esteem, discipline and respect.
THIS MONTH'S PROJECTS
Personal Hygiene Products for Girls
Bursaries for Bright Students
THIS MONTH'S PARTNERS
Duars Rural Development Project - India
This super organization serves tea plantation labourers and their families in India. The picturesque plantations of West Bengal mask a rough life for many. The Duars (local area name) Rural Development Project provides education and economic developmen...
JKPS - India
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Kamati's Kids - Namibia
Kamati’s Kids is transforming the shanty-towns of Windhoek from the inside out. Kamati and his team mentors young leaders to bring positive change to their own communities. Half the population of Windhoek, Namibia live in shantytowns surrounding the ci...