You are invited to enjoy our popular Asian Fusion Charity Dinner. It will be held on Saturday 16 June at 7.30 pm in the Kennington Village Centre, OX1 5PG. Proceeds from the evening will be earmarked for our latest project in Nepal. There will be three courses, each with options. Tickets are just £22.50 per person. They can be ordered from [email protected] or by phoning 07766 255221. The main course dishes are: Honey Chilli Chicken; Lamb Smore; King Prawns with lime & chilli; Sayur Curry (V); Cashew Curry with peas (V); Aubergine Moju (V) plus Egg fried rice and Singapore noodles (V). Soft & alcoholic drinks may be purchased from the bar.
The visit of our South African Partner, Pastor Leonard Gcabashe, was a great occasion. Accompanying Leonard on the tour for the first was our new Executive Director, Steve Travis. The tour of England and Northern Ireland involved a range of events from a Charity Concert, a Barn Dance, a Fish & Chip supper, to private gatherings and public meetings in churches. The aim of his visit was to thank the many MAI Supporters with a commitment to Embo and to introduce new friends to the ongoing needs of the wonderful Caregiving ministry that MAI supports.
Our wonderful supporters meant that we received a total income in 2017 of £172,204. Although lower that in recent years, this is accounted for in that a major capital appeal was coming to an end as was another of our projects (in Lebanon) and the adverse situation in South Sudan. MAI made a significant capital investment during the year to enable the building of the Clinic TB extension in Embo. This was a major factor in creating a higher level of expenditure - £195,259 - than income through the year. This was because capital funds received in 2016 were spent in 2017. The Annual Appeal was a great success too! Supporters effectively doubled the value of their gift thanks
This man is 43 years old and he lives with his son in Itahari, Sunsari. His wife left him some time ago due to his substance abuse problem and daily arguments. At the age of 16, he faced family problems as his father brought a second wife into their home. His parents used to have arguments and fought on a daily basis. This troubled him which created mental health problems. As a result he started taking drugs, drinking alcohol, and smoking cigarettes for peace of mind. He was being criticised and faced discrimination due to his problem. After using drugs for a long time, he joined a rehabilitation center in 2013. He got back home after four months but the
Our Annual Report Back evening on Friday 10th November was a great success. HEALTH & HOPE featured video reports, interviews with volunteers and live music. It was also the evening when it was announced that John Earwicker would be standing down as Executive Director at the end of the year. His Assistant Director, Steve Travis, will take the reins for the coming year. The silent auction was a great success and raised over £1,400. Ken Wood became a supporter of MAI after his daughter Laura and wife Helen joined the volunteer teams to EMBO. He is also the Director of Operational Risk Management for the Ardagh Group which manufactures glass and metal containers. Many of Ardagh’s products have won outstanding
It was thumbs up from Jonathan Veira when he delighted an audience of almost 200 people in Abingdon recently. The charity concert raised just under £3,000 for our Partnership Project in Embo. Jonathan showed off his mastery of a wide range of songs from Old Man River through Billy Joel to advertising jingles! Having told us about having to sing O sole mio at a Spanish restaurant recently and which is not a bass baritone piece, he showed how he had transposed it and performed it superbly, only then to remind us that it is better known as an ice cream advert! He confessed to having been speeding to get to the concert. He was stopped by a policeman who