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Twice Gold – our Annual Appeal

MAI only makes one direct appeal to our supporters each year. It's called Twice Gold. And the reason for the name is that kind benefactors create a matched funding pledge pot that means all donations made during October (until the funds are used up) can be effectively doubled! Please call 07766 255221 to receive your copy of our Annual Appeal leaflet.  Gifts should be made via online banking or cheque (i.e. not through this website) please. This year, the appeal will be applied where most needed. Last year, Twice Gold donors made it possible to build the TB extension to eMbo's only Clinic and to part fund the fantastic pilot project working for inclusion of children with learning differences. Both

October 4th, 2017|Featured|

Songs & Tales with Jonathan Veira | Charity Concert

Songs & Tales with Jonathan Veira Saturday 14 October | 7.30 pm | St Helen & St Katharine School, Abingdon An unforgettable evening with this acclaimed professional singer and hilarious story teller. A reviewer of his performance at the Edinburgh fringe wrote: In between each song he quickly won the hearts of his audience..... mixing them with such a constant stream of wit and humour that I really felt this guy could earn a living as a full time stand up comedian." What can you expect?  From an earlier tour, this video will give you an idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRkCgpKuyrc. Tickets are just £10 and can be obtained at the Bookstore in Abingdon, by calling 07766 255221 or emailing [email protected] Save Save

September 21st, 2017|Featured|

Floods affect new project location

Parts of Sunsari Distirct have been flooded.  Although not as bad as in Bangladesh, these floods will have health consequences as MAI hopes to begin its Partnership Project with United Mission to Nepal.  Already, our Partner has been working to bring relief to the affected areas, not without challenges. The project aims to improve the Quality of Life of People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) and their immediate families in the Sunsari and Rupandehi Districts of the Terai Region, Nepal.     Save Save

September 21st, 2017|Featured, Nepal, Projects|

Two Volunteers report on their visit to Embo

Caroline writes: This man is a 41 year old male patient that the caregiving team currently supports.  He shared some of his story with us and he has a very positive outlook on life that has been enhanced through the care programme. He lives like any other patient in very minimal surroundings in a breeze block hut with a tin roof with just two very small rooms in very poor light.  The walls are dirty and depressing.  Access to his property was difficult as it was good a walk from the car and down a steep rock face which would be quite dangerous in adverse conditions. Maya has been caring for him for a number of months whilst he recovers

September 21st, 2017|Embo, Featured, Projects|

Update from Lebanon

The Lebanon project is into its second year. MAI is funding two thirds of this pilot project conducted by SKILD (BMS is supporting the other third). The latest report from SKILD is encouraging in several respects. Firstly, they say: “The project has had a positive influence at school level and the Ministry of Education level. The ministry is planning to hire special educators in 30 schools.”  This is a significant breakthrough for inclusion in state education.  Only one third of schools in Lebanon are public schools.  Normally, parents with good incomes would choose to send their child to a private school.  A minority of private schools take inclusion seriously but this Government decision has the possibility of achieving cultural change.

June 26th, 2017|Featured, Lebanon, Projects|

Embo Extension nears completion

We are very excited!  As the latest image shows, the walls of the TB Clinic extension are up and the roof is on!  Thanks to good weather, things have progressed well and are on track and to budget. This extension will decrease the risk of cross contamination both for patients and staff.  The cost to MAI is in excess of £60,000.  Additional funds are required to provide the non-building add-ons such as water retaining tanks and a security system. Caregiving in the community continues to do well.  In April the health status of 90% of the HIV clients was reported as good and no client was noted as in very poor health.  Clients involved in a mutual support group organised

June 26th, 2017|Embo, Featured, Projects|