KI would like to thank all of you that have donated through the Thai Hand Charity Workshop. We received an incredible 700 Euros. These funds will be invaluable in providing support to our next batch of 10 volunteers. Every year, our volunteers assist over 30,000 people in need across Mindanao, e.g. by providing support to disaster victims, working on improving Muslim Christian relations and developing livelihood projects in some of the poorest areas of the country. Your donation will contribute to the 4 weeks training given to our new volunteers, provide them with basic equipment and travel to the community.
Our 7th batch of volunteers have now completed their placements but most are continuing to work in peace and development. It is a sign of the success of our program that 7 of them are continuing to work with their host organization and2 are now working for an International NGO here in North Western Mindanao. We are proud of them all as this is a fantastic achievement.
Recent project impact
Several KI Alumni who are working in NGOs in Mindanao have been involved in the disaster response to Typhoon Pablo (International code name Bopha) which devastated parts of Eastern Mindanao in Dec 2012 with over 1000 dead. Their experience in responding with the devastation caused by the previous typhoon that hit North Western Mindanao has proved invaluable. Ki is delighted to see former volunteers working alongside or as staff of international relief agencies such as Red Cross and Save the Children
2013 and beyond
We will soon begin the process of recruiting our next batch of volunteers (we have already had 35 applicants without even making an announcement!) Please tell your friends about our project, we need their support.
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Thank you once again on behalf of everyone at KI