It is almost six months since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck central China and communities in the region are still recovering. With your help, we continue to provide the immediate assistance families need like water, hygiene kits, and other emergency items. And it is through your compassion and continual support that we take great strides towards long-term recovery.
Young children are especially vulnerable to the traumatic effects of disaster and require a stable environment over a sustained period in order to minimize harm to their healthy development. To that end, Mercy Corps is focusing on three projects to ensure the psychological well-being of children affected by the disaster so they may fully enjoy their bright futures.
With your support, we have been able to move forward on the following critical programs:
Mercy Corps also provides School Supply Kits to 48 impacted kindergarten, elementary, and middle schools in Tianquan and Baoxing counties.* It benefits approximately 9,000 students whose education has been disrupted since the disaster and includes age appropriate texts, books, toys, games, art supplies, calculators, an electric musical keyboard, computer, printer, projector and screen, and tables and desks.
Thank you for your ongoing compassion for the people still recovering in Sichuan Province. Children and families are building towards a safer and more stable future because of you.
*Although these two counties were not the hardest hit, their schools suffered significantly and they are not receiving as much external support as Lushan County, the site of the quake's epicenter.
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