Thank you to those who have partnered with FAIR through the Nepal Earthquake relief project. To date FAIR has received: $146,687 and was able to report $117,055 to the Canadian government for the matching fund program.
In response to the generous support of our donors, FAIR has been able to broaden the scope of its work in Nepal and in addition to our partnership with SIM Canada, we are partnering with OM Canada as well in providing both relief and rehabilitation.
OM Canada’s Director of Development, Joel Kumar, writes:
“Over the next weeks, months, and years you will see a shift in our focus as we transition from relief to rehabilitation. The damages to emotional and mental health in Nepal have been severe as many people continue to sleep outside, despite being told it is safe to return home. Others have no home to return to, as is the case with thousands of internally displaced Tibetan Buddhists that have sought out refuge in the area of Swayambhu. We are already working in conjunction with OpSafe to begin the process of establishing child trauma camps to aid in the teaching of practical coping methods for these children that have lost so much. In addition, we are working to make counselors and those trained in basic crisis care available in the Rasuwa and Lalitpur districts. OM Nepal is also committed to providing physical transformation through rebuilding projects and the reparation of sanitation facilities in order to fight against potential medical epidemics.”
To view a video update (May 14, 2015) from OM Nepal >click here.<
Thank you for your partnership in Nepal. There is much work to be done to provide not only physical and emotional healing to the people of Nepal, but also spiritual healing.
~ The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada ~
PO Box 457 Guelph ON N1H 6K9 www.fellowship.ca