TRANSFORMING A COMMUNITY FROM THE INSIDE OUT – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Over the past 3 ½ years, CWC has completed 7 child-centered projects in 5 different countries. Upon the completion of this 8th project, which started in March 2008, we will have attained our goal of $1,000,000 in donations! We are excited about the impact that your generous contributions have made and we look forward to continuing our journey in transforming the lives of children around the world. Your referrals are saving lives! We thank-you.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC GOAL – $305,664 (CND
WATER FOR THE CHILDREN – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & ECUADOR
In association with Healing Water Ministry, Compassion International wants to install four water systems in different partner churches in the Dominican Republic which will allow more than 5,000 people access to pure healthful water.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC GOAL – $69,451 (CND)
ECUADOR GOAL – $66,780 (CND)
WATER FOR THE CHILDREN – HAITI
One of the biggest challenges that children face everyday, is accessing clear and
potable water. To help solve this problem, COMPASSION Haiti is providing water
cisterns. Five projects and more than 2500 sponsored children and their families
will be the benefiaries of clean and potable water.
GOAL – $66,780 (CND)
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS HOUSING – NYANZA, KENYA
The Nyanza Widows and Orphans Housing project will help the poorest and most vulnerable people trying to cope with the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS. The project’s target groups are the widows, the children of widows and the children of deceased members of the widows’ extended families. Many of these widows are themselves sick and weakened by AIDS. The children are sick from poor nutrition and the deplorable condition of the houses they still live in. The proposed project will help these widows and their children repair and rebuild their homes and build latrines, roof catchments water systems and improve the quality of hygiene in their homes. The project aims to help 50 widows and the children that they care for – usually between six to ten children in each home. The repaired and rebuilt homes will protect widows and their children from cold rain, mosquitoes, other insects and snakes and give them a clean, healthy and secure living environment. The latrines will enable these families to improve sanitation and reduce the incidence of intestinal infections.
GOAL – $204,450 (CND)
MATHARE STREET CHILDREN RESCUE CENTRE – MATHARE VALLEY, NAIROBI, KENYA
In the Mathare slum, more than 600, 000 people live in utter destitution: Families are crowded together in one-room shacks. Because of poor sanitation, outbreaks of typhoid and other diseases are common. Most families have no stable income. Children receive no schooling. Many live on the streets and engage in thievery, prostitution, begging or scavenging in order to survive. This community rescue centre ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of the children and\ families who live in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
1. Primary school education for 399 children.
2. Education and meals for 750 children.
3. Family support, when appropriate to empower parents to care more effectively for their children.
STUDENT TEACHERS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM – MACHAKOS + KAJIADO, KENYA
The second Chiropractors with Compassion project was completed in November 2005. STEP, or Student Teacher Environmental Program, took place in the Machakos and Kajiado districts of Kenya. In this area of Kenya, barriers to education still exist and include: hunger, distance, finances, recognition of relevance, gender, HIV/AIDS, and cultural practices such as early marriage and pregnancy.
STEP exists to improve nutrition for school children and improve their access to the formal education system. The project will also establish and maintain agro-forestry demonstration plots and gardens at the primary school level. 42 teachers in 12 schools will be trained to participate in STEP. The cost of the project is $499, 800 (CDN), and the Chiropractors with Compassion goal was $100,000. Every dollar raised will be matched 2:1 by the Bridgeway Foundation.
A cheque for $100,000 was presented to Compassion Canada on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at the Warrior Coaching Leadership Summit 2 in Toronto, Ontario.
GOAL – $100,000 (CND)
WATER FOR THE CHILDREN OF UGANDA – KISORO, UGANDA
The villagers cannot dig wells because of the hard volcanic soil in the area; they also find it difficult to install latrines. Currently, they collect their water from drainage ditches shared by animals. Twice a day, children as young as 6 or 7, many of them AIDS orphans, travel several kilometers through mosquito-infested swamps in order to fetch water. The children miss school hours and put themselves at risk of catching malaria to collect polluted water that causes regular epidemics of intestinal diseases among the villagers. By equipping the town with pre-formed water storage tanks provided by a local manufacturer, Water for the Children aims to harvest rainwater and provide a safe water supply for the community. First, villagers will either build new houses or reinforce their thatched houses to bear the weight of metal sheet roofing. They will then install a system of gutters and downspouts to channel the rainwater from the roofs to the water tanks. To further reduce the spread of dysentery and other water-borne organisms, they will also install portable latrines throughout the community.
GOAL – 25 units of HOPE (1”unit” = house, water tank, latrine)
Founded in May 2004,Chiropractors with Compassion has partnered with Compassion Canada to fund child-based humanitarian projects in third world countries.