2015 Quarter 4 Report

education

Education

2,343 students had access to quality education this quarter (272 more than last report!)
Microscopes were provided to high schools in Ethiopia serving 3,000 students.

jobcreation

Job Creation

213 local, indigenous jobs sustained this quarter, including 55 full-time teachers! (88 more than last report!)

healthcare

Healthcare

Meals
1,594+ individuals served (94 more than last quarter!)
17,652+ meals served each week
229,479 meals served this quarter (over 29,479 more than last quarter!)
Clean Water
1,092+ individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter (almost 300 more than last quarter!)
Medical Care
440+ individuals had access to medical care this quarter

spiritualdevelopment

Spiritual Development

Approx. 2,850+ children received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church this quarter.
65 children in Gunchire, Ethiopia went through a class about the Bible stories of Abraham, Joseph and Jacob!

Haiti – Drouin, Spirit of Truth School

An orphan prevention initiative focused on education, proper nutrition, and family empowerment with a goal of alleviating the pressure of poverty, keeping families together, and building stability and opportunity for the future.

General Overview

Spirit of Truth School continues to be an incredibly blessing to the community of Drouin. Many students are thriving in their work and are able to stay with their families because of the care and empowerment the school provides. With the addition of a new water well, families are also finally able to begin farming food for themselves as well as more to sell in markets.

Impact Story

A new well and water pump were installed to help irrigate the land surrounding Spirit of Truth School, and the results have been incredible! Fields, formerly dry and arid, are now lush with vegetation. Over 50 local families are able to farm their land for food for their families, and many even have enough to sell the extra at local markets for additional family income!

Meals
1,860 meals per week
22,320 meals served this quarter
345 students served; 30 staff served
Education
300 students currently enrolled in morning K-5 school
45 students currently enrolled in afternoon grade 6 school
Project Updates
**New water well/pump installed so that 50 local families can now farm their land more consistently!
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Playground for The Spirit of Truth School
Construction of pre-school that will serve the whole community
Solar power for school
Spiritual Development
365 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

HAITI – Aclaprotech Academy

An education and community development initiative in Port-au-Prince, providing quality education for up to 160 students. It is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

The school at ACLAPROTECH (The Academy for Classical, Professional and Technical Studies), continues to grow and thrive as it is becoming more and more of a place of hope for the community of Delmas. Students are learning and excelling, and more and more families a growing to a place of being able to afford the full tuition, helping the future sustainability of the school. Impact Story

ACLAPROTECH has had a high number of returning students this school year, which has allowed the school to invest much deeper into each student. The students are already scoring higher than they ever have on tests, and there is a real feeling of progress in the school. There has also been a great increase in the amount of families who are able to pay tuition, which helps with the longevity and sustainability for the school as well as the ability to offer quality pay to the teachers.

Our goal for 2015 is to help this community, which has seen so much uncertainty, brokenness and impermanence, find stability and establish a solid foundation on which to build a great school. Our method for promoting that stability was to provide fair salaries for the teachers and staff. Pastor St Cyr and his team have taken that small provision and built upon it, and the future is looking bright for Aclaprotech!

Education
72 students currently enrolled
60% of families paying full tuition
Job Creation
7 full-time teachers and staff members
Project Updates
The percentage of families paying tuition increased from 28% to 60%. The goal for next year is to reach 70% while increasing enrollment
Full certification was upheld for 2015/2016 school year, which means that the school is now an accredited institution
We are now in the planning stages for a daily feeding program for the upcoming school year. The Help One Now Team, in cooperation with Pastor St Cyr, is considering the viability of starting a vulnerable child sponsorship program with the kids at the school. The goal of this program would be to fund all teacher salaries, start a feeding program at the school, and be able to help the families of the children as well.
Needs/Priorities
Creation of an adult technical school
Starting classes for upper level secondary school
Creation of a clean water system for community
Spiritual Development
79 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

HAITI – Ferrier Village

An anti-trafficking initiative in the border town of Ferrier in northeast Haiti where children are restored to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It is a refuge for orphaned children who have been rescued from traffickers, or are at a high risk of being trafficked.

General Overview

Ferrier Village is alive and thriving! The pre-school has now finished its first full semester, and the effects are incredible. Young children are coming every day to receive education and a hot meal, both of which they did not have much access to before. The final three homes in the village are also nearly complete, which will mean the ability to bring in and rescue up to 15 more children from the grips of trafficking. Impact Story

The hope at Ferrier Village has always been that, not only will children be rescued from traffickig and other vulnerable situations, but that they can be reunited with family and restored to a healthy home situation.

Recently, this goal was successful for a girl named Blandine Juene! She had been at the village for over 2 years, waiting for a court case to be settled. She was severely abused by her father and uncle, and it was deemed unsafe for her to be at home. But the Haitian judicial system has prevailed, and both men have been imprisoned. Blandine now gets to be at home with her mother and siblings, amongst the love and family that every child deserves.
36 total children in community
128/180 sponsorships
52 sponsorships available

Meals
2,143/week.
27,854 meals served this quarter
Clean Water
48 individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter.
Medical Care
48 individuals had access to medical care this quarter.
Education
300 students receiving education.
Job Creation
23 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter, including 12 full-time teachers.
Project Updates
Completed construction of community garden and final 3 homes, which will allow us to rescue 15 more children!
Began construction of wall for community garden.
Needs/Priorities
Solar power for school and village
Renovations and additions to Primary School
Spiritual Development 300 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church

HAITI – Pestel Village

A community development initiative in the mountains of Haiti’s southern peninsula. Pestel Village serves as a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. It will also serve as a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

The community of Pestel has seen its share of ups and downs, but this quarter has seen some great improvements in the livelihood of its people. There has been more rain than usual, which means more drinking water and irrigation for local crops. Pastor Gaétan has also been working hard to improve access to education for the children of Pestel, and he has also begun work on the property that will house a clean water filtration system, chicken farm, and new dormitories for the children. The perimeter wall is nearly complete, which means that they will soon be able to move on to some of these community-changing projects.
Sponsorship Update 13 total children in community
32/65 sponsorships filled
33 sponsorships available

Healthcare/Nutrition
315 meals served a week
3,780 meals served this quarter
15 people receiving meals and access to medical care
Education
112 Students currently enrolled in 2 schools using temporary, tent-like facilities
Project Updates
No new update at this time?? One Now is in the planning stages of a new clean water system for the community, and we are also planning to help Pastor Gaetan start a chicken farm.
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Creation of a clean water system for community
Teacher salaries for 2 new classrooms
Construction of dormitories for children
Spiritual Development
79 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

HAITI – Yahve Shamma Village

A community development initiative in Petionville, Haiti, that serves as a home for 32 orphaned children and a community hub investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

Yahve Shamma Village, under the leadership of HON local leader Gaétan Alcégaire, has been thriving over the last few months. It sees to 24/7 care of over 30 children, children who were formerly abandoned or without a home and family. There are now also over 375 children attending Williamson Adrien Academy every day, many of whom had never been able to afford to go to school. The work of Pastor Gaétan and his church has made lasting impact in the community around them, and not only for this generation but for many more to come.

Impact Story

School at Williamson Adrien Academy is officially back in session for the 2015-2016 school year! This year has seen a massive increase in the number of students who are able to come and receive a quality education each day, from 240 to nearly 375. This has expanded the reach of how the school and church can impact the community. Another benefit is that it has created the opportunity for an increase in tuition income, which will eventually lead to a self-sustaining school. The work of Pastor Gaétan through Yahve Shamma and Williamson Adrien continues to be a major blessing to the community around him and his work is constantly expanding to reach many others around Haiti.

Sponsorship Update
29 children in the community
95/145 sponsorships filled
50 sponsorships available

Healthcare/Nutrition
756/week. 9,828 this quarter
13,440 meals served this quarter
40 individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter.
36 individuals had access to medical care this quarter.
Education
375 students currently enrolled in school at Williamson Adrien Academy
Job Creation
25 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter.
Project Updates
School is back in session and enrollment is up!
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Completion of construction of three new classrooms
Providing a hot meal for every student at Williamson Adrien Academy each school day
New dormitory for children of Yahve Shamma
Spiritual Development
375 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

SOUTH AFRICA – Maubane & Reagoboka

An orphan prevention & family empowerment initiative in partnership with Take Action Ministries focused on education, health care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development in order to transform communities and keep vulnerable children with their families.

#TenDollarTribe Update
149 members
$1,198 donated per month
600 lives are impacted
Impact Stories
Bongane, a 7 year old 1st grader, has been coming to the Reagoboka Drop-in Centre for 2 years. His grandmother, with whom he lives following the loss of his mother, initially couldn’t afford the preschool fees, but Elizabeth Ndimande and the Reagoboka leaders took him in anyway. Now, he eats breakfast and lunch at the Centre everyday, and he also receives tutoring and help with his schoolwork. The growth that he has shown because of his involvement with our leaders has been wonderful to see; his shyness has been replaced with joy and HOPE.

Maubane Impact Data

Healthcare/Nutrition
Meals
1,250/week. 15,000 this quarter
Education
200 students receiving assistance with their education.
Job Creation
28 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter.
Spiritual Development
400 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

Reagoboka Impact Data

Healthcare/Nutrition
Meals – 1,740/week. 20,880 this quarter
Education
174 students receiving assistance with their education.
Job Creation
10 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter.
Spiritual Development
174 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

ETHIOPIA – Gunchire

An orphan prevention, family empowerment, and community development initiative in partnership with the Kidmia Foundation. These projects focus on education, health care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development in order to keep vulnerable children with their families.

General Overview

Help One Now, in partnership with Kidmia and under the leadership of Help One Now local leader Aschalew Abebe, is keeping families together in Gunchire Ethiopia. In this quarter, 178 children and their families were served, resourced, trained and empowered.

Impact Story

Birknesh lost her husband to HIV when her youngest child, Medahanit, was only 5 years old. Very soon after his passing, she became too sick to care for Medahanit or her other children, so Kidmia, Help One Now’s local partner in Ethiopia, stepped in to help. Medahanit went to live at the Kidmia transition home, while Birknesh was provided with life-changing ARV drugs. Once Birknesh was able to work again, she entered Kidmia’s small business training program and began selling blankets, bedcovers, and clothes.

Soon, Birknesh was able to care for her children, and once the children returned home, Kidmia provided a milk cow and trained Birknesh in integrated garden development. Now, Birknesh has a retail shop in Gunchire, a productive garden, and a thriving family.

The most amazing thing about her story is that she has even applied to adopt one of the other children living at Kidmia. Help One Now’s passion for family empowerment, reunification of families, and local adoptions are all evident in the lives of Birknesh and her family!

Sponsorship Update
178 total children in community
285/362 sponsorships filled
50 children have had their documentation completed and will join the sponsorship program soon
Job Creation
14 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter.Healthcare/Nutrition
Meals
3,738/week. 48,594 this quarter
275 individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter.
Medical Care
178 individuals had access to medical care this quarter.
Education
178 students receiving education. 50 children receiving computer training. Microscopes provided to high schools serving 3,000 students.
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Expanding the Family Empowerment Program to more families
Establishment of school libraries for 5 schools in the Gunchire area. The libraries will also be used as a public library for people who would like to read
Provide desks, black boards, and other teaching materials for 2 selected schools in the local district
Spiritual Development
178 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

Zimbabwe – Musha Wevana Village, Marondera

An orphan care initiative, providing a home and holistic care for 88 orphaned and abandoned children. Musha Wevana strives to provide the resources for children to thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

General Overview

Musha Wevana continues to provide a stable home for the orphans and the children are cared for in a safe environment. Furthermore, our passion is to reunite children with their family whenever possible. Whenever such a reunification is made, the Musha Wevana staff monitors the situation to ensure the safety of the children.

Impact Story

Pretty Tendai was burnt and then abandoned by her mother as a young girl. Despite this, she has a fine sense of humor, is a good influence on the other children in the orphanage, and strives hard at every opportunity. She is receiving extra English lessons, attends a Monday evening prayer and worship group, and, after learning how to crochet, is hard at work crocheting a blanket for her bed. Her involvement at Musha Wevana has changed her life!

Sponsorship Update
88 total children in community
102/445 sponsorships filled
343 sponsorships available

Healthcare/Nutrition
Meals
2,016/week. 26,208 this quarter
Clean Water
254 individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter
Medical Care
79 children had access to medical care this quarter
Education
77 students receiving education
Job Creation
14 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Vehicle for Musha Wevana reunification program
Renovations to Musha Wevana playground to include activities for younger children
Vocational Training and Transition Program
Spiritual Development
98 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church

UGANDA – His Mercy Christian School, Mayuge and Jinja

An education and community development initiative, providing quality education to more than 300 children in the Mayuge District of Uganda. It is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

This quarter, our teachers were exposed to different teacher training seminars in Kampala and also from the District Education officers in Mayuge. Our children visited the agricultural show/trade fair located in Jinja town to enrich their learning experiences. Also, plans to recruit a project Director are still underway, and many of our children are doing their final end of year exams.

Impact Story

Nabirye Scovia is a 13 year old girl living in Kikubo Village, and she’s currently in primary 6. When she was very young, she was left with her aunt after her father passed away and her mother abandoned her. Aidan, her aunt, is a peasant farmer and was unable to afford school fees for Scovia and her 8 siblings. After Pastor Edward was able to enroll her into the Help One Now sponsorship program, she was able to attend His Mercy School, where she receives a quality education, spiritual guidance, and the provision of her basic needs without worry. Now, she’s one of the highest performance students in her class. Despite the challenges she faced in her past, she has a bright future!

Sponsorship Update
258 total children
187/516 sponsorships filled
329 sponsorships available
Top Needs/Priorities
HEALTHCARE
Meals – 4,023/week. 52,300 this quarter
Clean Water – 460 individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter.
Medical Care – 84 individuals had access to medical care this quarter.
EDUCATION – 360 students receiving education.
JOB CREATION / EMPOWERMENT – 27 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter.
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT – 375 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.
Mayuge
Upgrades to School Facilities, including the construction of a girl’s dormitory and furnishing the school library.
Build, stock, and staff School Clinic
A motorcycle for our new incoming Project Manager
Jinja
Continue to build homes for vulnerable families in Jinja

TOTAL

Meals
4,023/week. 52,300 this quarter
Clean Water
460 individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter
Medical Care
84 individuals had access to medical care this quarter
Education
360 students receiving education
Job Creation
27 indigenous jobs sustained this quarter.
Spiritual Development
375 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.

PERU – Colegio Kairos, Iquitos

An education and community development initiative, providing quality education to 500 students. It is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

School is in full swing, and under the leadership of Help One Now local leaders Mercedes & Willie Malpartida, we currently have 100 students receiving school tuition and 45 students receiving a hot meal each school day. The students are from the poorest areas of Iquitos. Their families are working hard to survive, and the opportunity for a quality education is a huge blessing. Kairos is working to make improvements to the school facilities. The school’s good reputation is growing. They have high expectations for teachers and students alike, and we are excited to invest more deeply in this partnership over the coming months and years.

Impact story

David Elaluff is a student who recently graduated from Colegio Kairos. He grew up in Belén, which is one of the poorest communities in Iquitos. His father abandoned him at an early age, and his mother did not have the means to care for him. But he was taken in and supported by Kairos’ scholarship program so that he could attend school and have a healthy meal to eat every day. He excelled while in school and graduated at the top of his class. This fall he was able to start university, which is very uncommon for the children of Belén. He has done very well so far, and he has been a great example of working hard and pursuing your dreams to the children at Colegio Kairos and of Belén.

Sponsorship Update
44 total children in community
28/88 sponsorships filled
59 sponsorships available
Healthcare/Nutrition
2,400 this quarter.
55 students receiving breakfast and lunch each school day
Education
100 children currently receiving tuition and a quality education because of the Help One Now child sponsorship program
Top 3 Needs/Priorities:
50 new child sponsorships
Improvements to San Juan Campus, including 2 new classrooms and new bathroom facilities
Improvements to Grau Campus, including new bathroom facilities for school staff and preschoolers
Spiritual Development
500 individuals received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church.