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Khalsa Aid Newsletter: Nov-13
Water4Africa Program: Water Borehole Kenya
Khalsa Aid has initiated the Water4Africa program as famines are becoming more common due to droughts in the Horn of Africa. As, in 2011, Khalsa Aid worked very closely with the Sikh community of Kenya and delivered over 100 tons of food aid to the famine affected areas of north Kenya. Since then we have been working very closely with the Ramgharia Youth Association (RYA, Nairobi) to identify areas of severe drought for the installation of water pumps, which will benefit the communities and their livestock.
RYA and Khalsa Aid had identified a village in the Kajiado District for the installation of a much needed water pump. This water pump is for the residents of village Olo Shaki in the Kajiado District. The water pump will benefit over 1000 people and 2500 live stock . The digging of the borehole took a few days longer than expected because clean drinking water was found at 250 metres! The water pump is now fully functional and has changed the lives of many people.
Khalsa Aid Haiti Relief Continues...
100 Tons of Food Aid
In 2011 Khalsa Aid worked very closely with the Sikh community of Kenya and delivered over 100 tons of food aid to the famine affected areas of north Kenya. Since then we have been working very closely with the Ramgharia Youth Association (RYA, Nairobi) to identify areas of severe drought for the installation of water pumps which will benefit the communities and their livestock.
RYA and Khalsa Aid have identified a village in the Kajiado District for the installation of a much needed water pump. The water pump will benefit over 1000 people and 2500 live stock, who presently have to transport water from 10km away. The cost of drilling, generator and the electric motor is approx (GBP) £16000-£17000, the depth of drilling will be in the region of 200m, hence the high cost. We hope you will continue to support such vital projects.
Crises in the Horn of Africa
The Vice President of Kenya praises Khalsa Aid and the Kenyan Sikh community for the 100 tons of food to the famine effected people of Africa. Please continue to support Khalsa Aid so that we can carry out such vital humanitarian work. Read More
The Horn of Africa is suffering from severe Drought. Upto 10m lives are at risk from starvation. Khalsa Aid is launching a major relief program to help the children in Ethiopia. We will be working with local organisations to assist with the feeding centres. We are asking all of you to get involved and reach out to the local Gurdwaras and start the fundraising but more importantly come forward and volunteer.
Message from Libya Camp
Refugees of the Libyan Conflict: Update
Khalsa Aid delivered 25,000 Litres of clean drinking water to the Choucha Refugee camp on Wed 6th April, and will continue to provide drinking (bottled) water to the most vulnerable and the young until the water filtration is installed at the camp.
Our Amazing Volunteers
This water pump has been installed in an orphanage in Leoganne, Haiti. This orphanage, New Vision has 38 children. Khalsa Aid has started work on installing water pumps in 3 more orphanages. This Water4Haiti program will be extended to other needy orphanages.
The most shocking news from Haiti is the number of orphanages which are struggling to provide for the many orphans. Its also true that there are few individuals who are trying to take advantage of foreign aid organisations by setting up fake orphanages.
Khalsa Aid was very fortunate to have close links with the Canadian military who informed us about the fake 'Black Listed' orphanages.
PURE - Punjab Underprivileged Rural Empowerment
These children are sponsored by Khalsa Aid, they are encouraged to attend school and also Gurbani classes twice a week.The children come from very underprivileged backgrounds and areas of severe depravation.There is ever present threat of the children being lured into the dark world of drugs and amphetamines by individual dealers and various cults.
Khalsa Aid aims to engage whole families of these children in drugs awareness programmes as there is wide spread drugs and alcohol abuse in rural Panjab.There will be huge emphasis on providing stability within the family unit,which includes Khalsa Aid providing the family medical care.We are able to provide the children with education etc due to the generosty of the Sangat, so please continue to donate so that we may contiune to provide.
The choice is yours to make, support these children or see them become the next generation of illiterate drug addicts!!
Recognise all of the human race as one.
- Guru Gobind Singh Ji
We can think of the great humanitarian enterprises which bring relief to those who are suffering - the Red Cross, the Red Crescent or Islamic Relief, CAFOD and Christian Aid, Hindu Aid and SEWA International, World Jewish Relief and Khalsa Aid - all the charities which draw inspiration from the teachings of the different faiths.
- Tony Blair
Tony Blair 'Faith and Globalisation' lecture | Thursday 3rd April 2008