On 12 January 2010 an earthquake struck Haiti of a magnitude not felt in more than 200 years. Measuring 7 on the Richter scale, the epicentre of the earthquake was just 10 miles from the capital city, Port-au-Prince. Combined with the shallow depth of the earthquake, just 5 miles below the surface, this natural disaster had a devastating effect on the country.
In the face of such challenges, Christian Aid is helping families and communities rebuild their shattered lives. In particular, many children have benefited directly through having their school fees paid, while the food, medical and housing supplies which Christian Aid has distributed to over 12,000 households have helped many more.
Through our fundraising we hope to help Christian Aid further their work to help children less fortunate than us in Haiti – click to read more about Christian Aid’s work in Haiti.
“Our First Nativity” and Simply Me Musictime in aid of our Christian Aid Appeal
The Nursery kids (just the 50 of them!) planned a Christmas ‘Our First Nativity’ and the younger Playschool children performed a christmas musictime on Monday 20 December to raise as much as possible for children in Haiti and Sudan to get the chance to go to nursery school like them. It was a great success with all 85 kids plus their Mums, Dads and Grandparents taking over the main Conference Suite of the King’s Hall for the show.
Through our fundraising at the Christmas Nativity and the Nursery children’s up and coming Fitness Fun Day at Belfast Boat Club, we hope to help Christian Aid further their work to help children less fortunate than us in Sudan as well as Haiti – click to read more about Christian Aid’s education projects in Sudan.
So far we have raised over £900 and hope to add to this total after our sponsored Fitness Fun Day on Wednesday 11 May. Read below to see what the money can buy in Sudan:
- £2.50 – one textbook for two pupils;
- £49 – one blackboard for a school in Southern Sudan;
- £596 – a six month teacher training course for one teacher;
- £1677 – installation of separate pit latrines for boys and girls at a school;
- £4820 – construct a new classroom in a Sudanese school.