AAI volunteers packing donated school books
Heavy rains, floods and mudslides continue to davastate many areas of Mindanao and Visayas in the Philippines. In areas near the eastern Mindanao of Davo, tens of of thousands of families remain homelss and are threatened by floods and mudslides. Food is hard to find and clean water and hygiene are virtually non-existent.
A number of international organizations such as the Red Cross and smaller organizations like Asia America Initiative are trying our best, but face a desperate shortage of funds and other resources as our many youth volunteers saeek to provide aid to diminsh the suffering of women, children, the elderly and men.
Asia America Initiative have been also providing school books and readers to assist elmentary school and high school students to maintain basic education. Thanks to donors from Global Giving and schools in the United States, we have been able to distribute close to 100,000 new textbooks across the typhoon zones. But there is still much to be done.
Every donation matters. We urgently seek your support as the new typhoon season for 2014 officially begins in mid-May -- just 6 weeks from now. Schools re-open the first week of June, even if they are merely tents or pieces of plastic or cloth tarp with hand-crafted wooden benches made from driftwood. Our goal is to keep the hot sun or heavy rain off of the school children so they can learn. Clean water and sanitation are simple but remakably needed in schools that have no such essentials for life.
We are grateful for the compassion and generosity you have generated. And we seek your support in the coming weeks and months.
Thank you and may God bless you for for your contunued support.
AAI school books ready for distribution
AAi volunteers always cheerful
AAI container of school books for flood victims
AAI flood beneficiaries happy to receive books
AAI books benefit disabled children too